from its Gunsights destined for the military. General David
Petraeus has called the references "a serious concern" and
"disturbing. Some soldiers and Marines have been concerned
about being captured by the terrorist enemy with weapons
bearing Christian bible verses such as JN8:12.
The Marine Corps. was considering ending its contract with
Here's their statement.
"Trijicon, Inc. Offers to Voluntarily Remove Scripture
References on all Products Destined for U.S. Military
(Wixom, MI – Thursday, January 21, 2010) –
Trijicon, Inc. today announced that effective yesterday,
Wednesday, January 20, 2010, the company has offered
to voluntarily stop putting references to scripture on all
products manufactured for the U.S. military – and will
provide, free of charge, 100 modification kits to the
Pentagon to enable the removal of the references that
are already on products that are currently deployed.
In response to concerns raised by the Department of
Defense, Trijicon, Inc. initiated this action to ensure the
war-time production needs of the troops are met as
quickly as possible.
Specifically, Trijicon will:
Remove the inscription reference on all U.S. military
products that are in the company's factory that have
already been produced, but have yet to be shipped.
Provide 100 modification kits to forces in the field to
remove the reference on the already forward deployed
Ensure all future procurements from the Department
of Defense are produced without scripture references.
Offer foreign military forces that have purchased
Trijicon products the same remedies for removing the
scripture reference and the elimination of these
references on future products.
Stephen Bindon, Trijicon President and CEO:
"Trijicon has proudly served the U.S. military for
more than two decades, and our decision to offer
to voluntarily remove these references is both
prudent and appropriate," Stephen Bindon, Trijicon
President said. "We want to thank the Department
of Defense for the opportunity to work with them
and will move as quickly as possible to provide the
modification kits for deployment overseas. We are
honored that our products were selected by the
United States military based on their superior
effectiveness and overall value. Trijicon's more
than 250 American workers are proud and
humbled to provide critical hardware for our
nation's brave service men and women and we
look forward to working with the Department
of Defense to ensure our immediate solutions
are in compliance with the military's standards
About Trijicon, Inc.:
Trijicon, Inc. has led the industry in the development
of superior any-light aiming systems since the
company's founding in 1981. For two generations
Trijicon has supplied America's military with the
highest quality, innovative optical sighting systems.
We are proud and humbled by the opportunity to
provide critical hardware for our nation's brave service
men and women.
Contact: Tom Munson,Director of Sales and Marketing"
John 8:12 (King James Version)
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
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