Florida-based Spike’s Tactical has introduced the AR-15 Crusader Rifle, described as a “lightweight mid-length rifle”.
The weapon is etched with the words of Psalm 144:1, “Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle”.
The words are etched upon the right side of the gun, while a cross and shield feature on the left side, according to the company’s website.
Along the gun’s safety lever are the Latin words ‘Pax Pacis’ (Peace), ‘Bellum’ (War), and ‘Deus Vult’ (God Wills It).
Spike’s Tactical spokesman Ben Thomas told WTSP 10 News why the company decided to create the Crusader.
“Right now and as it has been for quite some time, one of the biggest threats in the world is and remains Islamic terrorism.
“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.”