Sunday, September 6, 2015

Now that's a firearms product endorsement!

Spike's Tactical has introduced an AR pattern rifle that it calls the "Crusader":

Features not only include Psalm 144, but sports a Crusader's shield logo and has a safety switch labelled "Peace", "War", and "God wills it".  Heh.

But the marketing stroke of genius?  Demonstrating epic level trolling:
A new assault rifle called the "Crusader" went on sale this week, bearing a Bible verse on the magazine to deter Islamic terrorists from using it, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Florida was swift to complain, reports Fox News.

Manufactured by Spike’s Tactical in central Florida, the $1,395 AR-15 has a Bible verse etched into it that says “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.” Etched on the other is a symbol of a Crusader's cross from the Middle Ages. The weapon's safety selector has three settings: Peace, War and God Wills It.

Company spokesman Ben Thomas, a former Navy SEAL, said the scripture is like an insurance policy to keep it out of the hands of terrorists:
“When you make a rifle, you have to understand that it could be used for ill deeds if it got in the wrong hands."
And the company didn't need to wait long:
Naturally, CAIR felt compelled to weigh in, presumably because they felt Islamic terrorists might be offended:
“Sadly, this manufacturer’s fancy new gun won’t do anything to stop the real threat in America: the escalating problem of gun violence,” a spokesperson said. “This is just another shameful marketing ploy intended to profit from the promotion of hatred, division, and violence.”
The spokesperson had nothing to say about the escalating problem of Islamic terrorism, or about the terrorists themselves promoting hatred, division, and violence.
I'd have much more sympathy for CAIR if they hadn't spent the last 15 years being pure, grade A insufferable prats.

Maybe I need to get one of these, just to bother the Right Sort™ of people.


drjim said...

It should have the Arabic script for the word "infidel" engraved on the other side of the magwell!

Comrade Misfit said...

No way in Hell.

But I'm Jewish.

Still, I have to wonder why Christians are so enamored of symbolism from a time when Christians were acting in the same way that they get so upset about when Muslims do it.

Old NFO said...

It's past time to stop playing political games with them. They want a war? We need to give them one.

Guffaw in AZ said...

"The spokesperson had nothing to say about the escalating problem of Islamic terrorism, or about the terrorists themselves promoting hatred, division, and violence"

And how about some bacon-tipped bullets?