Christian church practices idolatry, worshiping the mighty AR-15 assault rifle

The Secular Jurist

By Robert A. Vella

Shortly after America ended its involvement in the Vietnam War, I enlisted in the U.S. Army.  As a soldier, I was trained in the operation of various infantry weapons including the mighty M16 assault rifle.  I describe it so haughtily because the weapon truly is mighty.  I never was sent into combat;  but, if I had, I wouldn’t want to be armed with anything less.

The M16 is light in weight and comfortable to carry – a trait greatly appreciated by weary pack-laden soldiers marching for long periods across difficult terrain.  It also has large magazine capacities and a high muzzle-velocity which greatly improves accuracy especially at long range.  The selector switch on the M16 allows it to be fired in semi-automatic or automatic modes.  In the normal semi-automatic mode, the weapon will discharge rounds as fast as the operator can pull the trigger (which…

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