New "Jihawg" ammunition claims to offer gun owners a "peaceful and natural deterrent" to the growing threat of radical Islam.
How? By putting pork in its ammo to make it "unclean" for radical Islamists.
"Jihadists fear being defiled by pork, especially during Jihad," the company's website says. "Jihawg ammunition is Haraam or unclean to the Jihadist. So when you hear the radical battle cry- "allahu akbar!" It's time to put some ham in MoHAMed."
The company also says it's ammo is "made in the U.S.A. for your protection against hate."
Attempts to contact the company were unsuccessful, however, the product appears to be more of a gag gift.
While some seem to like the concept, the controversial ammo has been met with some criticism, even among the firearms community.
Apart from this pork-paint being absolutely useless, it also raises legal questions. If you defend yourself with a pistol, the last thing you need or want is a prosecutor holding up a pork covered bullet in court and telling the jury that the person shot was a Muslim...
If you want to defend yourself, buy the most effective ammunition possible. Don’t buy crap covered in pork. As a community, we are better than this.
Steve Johnson, editor-in-chief of the Firearm Blog, told TheBlaze that a product like the "Jihawg" ammo "only serves to reinforce the negative stereotypes of gun owners that are so popular with the mainstream media and the anti-gun crowd."
The product has also gotten some negative responses on Twitter (Warning: Some strong language):
A group of ignorant Idahoans have coated bullets with pork paint, just to offend. Article on @thefirearmblog http://t.co/QcbKkEuwsi
— Bryan William Jones (@BWJones) June 11, 2013
@PennyRed This is beyond belief. 'Pork-tipped ammunition. A deterrent to radical Islam.' http://t.co/dxOoKfq6jh
— Adam Baker (@AdamBakerAuthor) June 12, 2013
Jihawg ammo: pork covered ammunition from Idaho intended to offend just about everyone. This is gross! http://t.co/GjOuc1MGHS
— Jonah Leff (@jonahleff) June 12, 2013
We often forget that Idaho is also bugfuck crazy, but Jihawg Ammo reminds us. http://t.co/4JVjF8oOAw
— Kim Wong (@rightwong) June 11, 2013
Media Matters also took note, undoubtedly using the product as a means to attack gun owners:
At conspiracy website WND, gun activist promotes new ammunition with pork-infused paint meant to deter terrorists. http://t.co/Llerp4tr07
— Media Matters (@mmfa) June 14, 2013
UPDATE: A representative with Jihawg Ammo provided the following statement to TheBlaze on Saturday:
"The recent release of Jihawg Ammo after a three year process to bring this product to market is exciting. Jihawg Ammo provides freedom loving Americans an opportunity to make a practical purchase of a product that also includes a real message. The message--Jihawg Ammo isn't about Muslims. We have no beef with peaceful Muslims who do not try to murder people in the name of their god. In all of our promotion and literature we clearly state that Jihawg Ammo is a response to radical Islamist Terrorists. The message Jihawg Ammo wishes to send is simply this: If you choose to bring your "holy war" to us, don't count on a free ticket to paradise.
As to whether Jihawg Ammo would indeed prevent a terrorist who is shot with it from entering paradise, here is our answer: If Muslim extremist murderers can choose to believe that slaughtering unarmed people earns them 72 virgins and a perpetual erection [Sunan Ibn Majah, Zuhd 39], then we can choose to believe that a bullet with pork-infused paint can deny them that reward.
It is our hope that they too would believe, or at least have some concerns, that Jihawg Ammo will cancel their ticket to paradise. Whether or not Jihawg Ammo actually will bar the gates of paradise is open for debate. What is not debatable is the fact that, regardless of what we or they believe about the afterlife, Jihawg Ammo will effectively stop any terrorist in his tracks. You can believe that!
Perhaps, as some have suggested, Muslim terrorists claiming to be engaging in jihad who were shot with Jihawg Ammo would be forgiven for consuming pork against their will. We're willing to take that chance, but we feel it's worth a shot.
Islamist Terrorism will end...
When Pigs Fly!
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(H/T: Weasel Zippers)