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Jan. 22nd, 2010 | 10:00 pm

Pentagon Responds to Concerns over Bible References on Gunsights
U.S. officials say no one in the military leadership noticed the references
I'm sure they didn't, because the nearest they would have gotten to one would have been in a parade somewhere, or perhaps being in the same room as a sample. I find it a bit hard to believe that over a period of years, with tens of thousands in use, all inscribed with Biblical references, by soldiers (who do have a significant interest in inspecting their gunsights on a regular basis) nobody said "hey this thing's got JN8:12 written on it, that's a bible reference surely". Even I, one of the most pathetic sorts of Christian available (a lapsed Methodist) would have noticed that eventually.

But what do you do? There's been report after report about the influence of certain fundamentalist groups in the US military (even a foundation). Maybe it would be easier not to make too much of a fuss, or maybe you do and nobody cares and you get told to shut up.

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Wording

from: anonymous
date: Jan. 23rd, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
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Perhaps, in the interests of fairness, all war equipment should bear reference to the Koran for the next twentyfive years to redress the balance.

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The Princess of Id

Re: Wording

from: danaseilhan
date: Feb. 2nd, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
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You *terrorist*, you. :P

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from: danaseilhan
date: Feb. 2nd, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
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Generally speaking, officers in the Army use handguns, not rifles, so there's no need for a gunsight. So you're probably right.

I don't know about the other services but I would imagine it is the same for them.

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