You know, I don’t have a problem with this shit just because it’s religious overreaching, actually, or inappropriate or against regulations or even that it’s deeply uncool. I have a problem with it because it’sineffective. There’s a surprising amount of Teh Jesus I’d be willing to put up with on consumer goods and in breakfast cereal and even in the courthouse if anybody could show me there was an ounce of a tradeoff worth decimating our civil liberties with crap like this.
What does this DO, exactly? Does the gun sight work better once it’s been blessed? Has no one holding one of these ever been shot? Has looking at the Bible verse helped the sniper aim better? So far nobody’s been able to define what value this adds to the product and that’s a problem for me, because if you’re going to be offensive, you should try to be useful.
All these things — the War on Christmas, the crucifix nail necklaces, the “don’t let the car fool you, my treasure is in heaven” bumper sticker industry in general — just smack of posturing to make the production managers feel better, like they’re witnessing or something through this shit. And if you could point me, maybe, to even the smallest bit of difference being made by stuff like this, I might be less inclined to call it showing off. And no, “what’s the harm” doesn’t answer my question. What’s the good?