We’re not making this one up.
Amidst all the political back-and-forth over gun control there have been some truly impressive innovations for gun technology. From 3-D printing to a new tracking rifle, gun manufacturers have continued doing what they love despite a backlash from anti-Second Amendment lawmakers.
The newest invention to make its entrance into the industry? Pork-laced bullets. You heard correctly. Idaho ammunition manufacturer South Fork Industries has taken traditional bullets and coated them in pork-infused paint. The reason? To make the bullets “haram”, or unclean, under Islamic law. They’ve essentially created ammo that kills Islamic terrorists, and then prevents them from receiving salvation in paradise (heaven).
The company’s website labels the “Jihawg Ammo” bullets as “Peace Through Pork” and a “peaceful and natural deterrent to radical Islam.”
“With Jihawg Ammo, you don’t just kill an Islamist terrorist, you also send him to hell. That should give would-be martyrs something to think about before they launch an attack. If it ever becomes necessary to defend yourself and those around you our ammo works on two levels,” the company said in a press release earlier this month.
But some religious experts have already debated whether the bullets would prevent a Muslim from achieving paradise if they happened to be wounded by a round.
“There is no penalty for coming into contact with pork given by the Quran,’ said Shannon Dunn, assistant professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University.
“To my knowledge, Muslims, especially unknowingly, would not be banned from heaven for eating or getting hit by pork. There are some interpreters who suggest that Muslims should eat pork than starve, if faced with that alternative.”
Okay, so we agree that these things won’t keep an Islamic terrorist from ascending into their afterlife (the acts of terror will probably take care of that), but it’s still a pretty hilarious idea for gun owners to enjoy.