NZ army to remove Bible citations from armaments

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  1. Bible quotes on rifles used in Afghanistan 'inappropriate'
    Thursday, 21 January 2010

    New Zealand defence chiefs order removal of biblical quotes on soldiers' weapon sights

    New Zealand's defence chiefs have ordered biblical quotes on weapon sights used by troops in Afghanistan to be removed.

    Going to war in Afghanistan with biblical citations stamped on their weapons was not appropriate for New Zealand soldiers, said defence force spokesman Major Kristian Dunne.

    The markings are also on sights used by US and British troops.

    US manufacturer Trijicon, of Wixom, Michigan, would be instructed to remove the inscriptions on further orders of the gun sights and the letters would be removed from gun sights already in use by troops, Maj Dunne said.

    The Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight rifle sights supplied by Trijicon and used by New Zealand troops carry references to bible verses that appeared in raised lettering at the end of the sight stock number.



    Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breaking-news/world/bible-quotes-on-rifles-used-in-afghanistan-inappropriate-14644907.html?#ixzz0dEijd5aX
     
  2. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100121/ap_on_re_as/as_new_zealand_weapon_sights

     
  3. So let me get this straight - Being shot and killed by a rifle is fine, as long as the weapon doesn't have anything offensive engraved on the side? Fucking loons.
     
  4. Alas, it IS a good call. This could be used by various nutjobs (of both religious persuasions) to stoke this in to a right old shindig.

    Sounds like an awesome job for the Class 3 Armourer mind :twisted:
     
  5. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Remind anyone of the tales about the grease used for the Enfield Patt 53 musket cartridge?


    Ooh I am getting old!
     
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  6. Daft innit and TBF the RN/RCN have previous for this sort of outrageous behaviour;

    Source
     
  7. For use when faced with yet another tin of Chicken Supreme: Hebrews 13:8.

    Edited to add: King James' version
     
  8. They'll be banning square bullets next.
     
  9. The aftermath was good though :twisted: Firing Terries off the end of a 105mm Light Gun using proof shot has a certain je ne sais quoi about it :D Mind you the usual lefties will be up in arms about it.

    I also saw that their were complaints about greenbacks having the words "In God We Trust" on them. Pay the feckers in Matabele gumbo beads :evil:
     
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  10. Copied from my post in the Int Cell

    Daft innit and TBF the RN/RCN have previous for this sort of outrageous behaviour;

    Source
     
  11. I think that makes you legally dead. But you're bang on.
     
  12. It is not that simple

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100121/wl_afp/usmilitaryreligionweapons_20100121105511

     
  13. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    Another source: http://www.axfordsabode.org.uk/bibleq0a.htm

    One I cherish, used in a previous incarnation by one of my COs in Malta to greet a ship joining from Gib, translates as 'There cometh a shower from out of the West.'
     
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  14. Excellent.

    3 John 1:14
     
  15. Can't apply to all weapons? :omg:
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