If the references offend you, use a different optic. If another optic is not available to you, get over it.
1A right to free speech and religion give those who do believe in a God the right to speak freely about it. As well, those who do not are equally free to speak out.
You probably won't believe me (you've read my other religiopolitical postings) but I wouldn't care too much depending on which Quranic suras they chose to reference. I wouldn't mind the sura about how allah loves all the little forest bunnies (I made that one up; I haven't found it yet in my Quran but it's surely in there somewhere). I would have a problem with the sura about how the beautiful day is coming when faithful Muslims get to kill all the Jews and they'll try to hide behind rocks but the rocks will cry out that there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him....I wonder if you would be so tolerant and understanding if the owner of Trijicon was a Muslim and chose to inscribe references to the Qur'an on their optics...
Thus, "... If another optic is not available to you, get over it."You do know that Trijicons are issued the Marines, as well as many other servicemen, right? All soldiers are not free to configure their rifle any way they please, and as such, many are "stuck" with whatever Trijicon wishes to put on their optics.
Certainly, It would not make me feel comfortable, and might even offend me (to use terminology easily understood by everyone), but the 1A allows everyone the same freedoms of speech and religion.I wonder if you would be so tolerant and understanding if the owner of Trijicon was a Muslim and chose to inscribe references to the Qur'an on their optics? Just kidding, I already know how well that would go over...*
We're going to move this one over to the Soap Box...
that's just TOO DAMN FUNNY. but seriously, from someone who is on the opposing side: I am not a christian, nor do i believe in god. and like you guys have stated before, we have a right to free speech ( thank you service men and women) and i dont believe people like me who arent men of faith, should have the right to tell you what you can or cannot say. Trijicon is a private company and they can do with their products as they please.I might just as easily suggest that all optics available with no biblical references are promoting Atheism and are there for Anti-God, and offensive to me.
i couldnt find a report of any soldiers who were truely upset by this... it seems to be special interest groups stirring up crap. if i were over there i couldnt care less what was written on the optic, just that it worked. that america is safe, and i can get home to my family.all the fuss that I'm aware of is coming from armchair lawyerbacks who aren't putting their rumps on the line for what they believe.
and you know they arent going to loose a billion dollar contract over it. They'll change it the day they hear from the military that they need to.........too bad. But i'd rather be using an Acog if SHTF then a BSA made in China.......fifteen years later the red triangle is still bright and lens clear as a bell.........I'm quite sure the whole thing is a media creation... Lord only knows which blue state hippy first sounded the alarm, but I'd be stunned if you could find five guys in the whole armed services who gave a shit about it.
Trijicon is a private company, and they can do what they want. And as such, they have every right to lose their billion-dollar-a-year contact with Uncle Sam because some PC looneys in CA and NY pulled the fire alarm about "Christian indoctrination in the armed forces". *It's a joke, but Trijicon should have seen this coming a mile away...