It seems that Bible verses can be spotted in many places. Cards, “inspirational” posters, Bibles, and now… a rifle.
Whilst I’m sure that being an English guy living in England, means I’m going to struggle to understand why online gun shopping is a thing, let alone why there would be a Bible verse “laser engraved” onto it, I do wonder…
Why is this a thing?
It seems this gun also comes with (what looks like) a badge with a cross, and text saying “If God Wills It”.
Here’s some of the rt.com article on this…
A Florida gun maker has launched an ‘ISIS-proof’ assault rifle, complete with a Bible verse and a symbol of the crusades. The firearm boasts three settings – ‘peace,’ ‘war’ and ‘God wills it’ – and has been condemned by Muslim groups.
The ‘Crusader Rifle’ was “designed to never be used by Muslim terrorists,” and is inscribed with Psalms 144:1: “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.”
Made by Spike’s Tactical in Apopka, Florida, the gun is also inscribed with a Knight’s Templar Long Cross – a Christian crusader symbol.
“Off the cuff I said I’d like to have a gun that if a Muslim terrorist picked it up a bolt of lightning would hit and knock him dead,” Thomas said.
The firearm – which costs $1,395 – appears to be a popular choice. According to Spike Tactical’s website, the ‘Crusader Rifle’ is taking up to two weeks to ship “due to overwhelming media response.”
The gun is also being proudly sold at Florida Gun Supply, a store that recently came under fire for declaring the premises a “Muslim free zone.”
“It’s not because we want to have war. It’s because our desire is the same desire as everybody else – we want peace. But unfortunately, if we want peace, we have to prepare for war,” Florida Gun Supply owner Andy Hallinan told RT’s Ruptly agency.
Read the rest of the article over at rt.com.
Here’s their newsreport on the subject
I still haven’t worked out, why this is a thing yet..
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