A Florida gun shop is taking a stand against “radical Muslim terrorists” by creating the “Tactical Crusader” AR-15 that comes stock with a laser engraving of Psalm 144:1.
Apopka-based Spike’s Tactical touts the rifle as a perfect blend “between tactical and competition.” The Scripture “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle” is engraved onto the magwell, and spokesman Ben “Mookie” Thomas guarantees the platform won’t be used by Muslim Terrorists.
“Right now and as it has been for quite some time, one of the biggest threats in the world is and remains Islamic terrorism,” said Thomas, who also happens to be a former Navy Seal and former Blackwater security contractor. “We wanted to make sure we built a weapon that would never be able to be used by Muslim terrorists to kill innocent people or advance their radical agenda.”
But the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Florida says the majority of mass shootings committed in America did not involved Muslims, and the “Tactical Crusader” is only adding to the nation’s problem of gun violence.
“Americans have tragically witnessed over 250 mass killings in 2015 alone, which amounts to more than one per each day,” said CAIR. “Only one of those killings involved a self-proclaimed Muslim. Sadly, this manufacturer’s fancy new gun won’t do anything to stop the real threat in America: the escalating problem of gun violence. This is just another shameful marketing ploy intended to profit from the promotion of hatred, division, and violence.”
The “Tactical Crusader” runs for $1,395 and includes a carry case and lifetime warranty.
(This article was a submission from freelance writer Brent Rogers)