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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911 Bubba View Post
    I read where Justin Moon was not involved in his Fathers Church. He was living in Korea, working for Daewoo in the Arms Design and Engineering Section and had worked on some of the projects for the Korean Military arms. He later immigrated to the U.S with the help of his Father and initially worked for some American gun companies, until starting Kahr Arms. He later bought out Thompson/ Auto Ordnance from Numrich Corp. in New, York. From what I understand, a "Moonie" he is not, but of course maintains a relationship with his family.

    Nope... most of what you've heard is incorrect. Like I said above the entire interview given by Justin Moon himself, Senior Members close to the Reverend Moon in the Unification Church, and several of Justins VP's in the Kahr Arms corporation are in this months issue of Conde Nast Portfolio business magazine You can read the entire article "Money, Guns and, God" right here and get the facts: http://www.portfolio.com/careers/features/2007/09/17/Unification-Church
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    At 18, Justin got a license to carry a handgun, co-signed by one of his older brothers. He became obsessed with guns, especially the compact Walther PPK, the brand James Bond carried. Justin pored over trade magazines and sketched out his own designs. By his junior year of college, he had decided that he wanted to make his own weapons and that guns would be his future.

    Over the next two years, he worked on the design and often traveled to Saeilo, the family’s precision-machine company in Queens, New York, where he began to build a prototype. He wasn’t an engineer, but that didn’t matter. In 1992, he graduated from Harvard magna cum laude, and soon after, the perfect pistol—the one that would get the tight-knit gun world talking—was complete. “He walked into the shop one day and said, ‘I got it, I got it,’ ” remembers David Konn, a longtime Kahr employee and a current member of the church. “That’s when it all started.” (Konn is no longer with Kahr. He now works in the alternative-medicine business.)

    In 1993, Justin founded Kahr, taking for the name a made-up word that combined his affection for German engineering and fast cars. It is unclear what role his father had in the formation of the company, but many people familiar with Kahr believe the True Father was at the very least consulted. “I used the connections I had,” Justin replies when asked what part the church and his father had in the formation of the business. “I borrowed money.” What is known is that in his early twenties, the son of the True Father morphed from Kook Jin into Justin Moon, and right away his objective was clear. “I wanted to create the ultimate line of concealable pistols,” he tells me.

    Justin’s prototype became Kahr’s first gun, a double-action steel 9 millimeter he called the K9. It weighed 25 ounces and was six inches long, about as big as a wallet. Although the world had seen small guns before, it had not seen small guns that fired large-caliber bullets and fit snugly, almost invisibly, in the pocket of a pair of beach shorts. Gun folks called it a pocket rocket, and some considered the design the closest thing to a Platonic ideal. “It was one of those hand-to-the-chin moments,” Greg Jones, a gun critic, says. “You see it and think, Why didn’t I think of that?”
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    So, doublenutz, do you actually do anything besides post on usacarry forums all day long? :o

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishi View Post
    So, doublenutz, do you actually do anything besides post on usacarry forums all day long? :o
    :D LOL, Friends and Family are here. I race home from work, read your messages, and then post mine.:D
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by doublenutz View Post
    This one is a tough call for me- Although the Moonies are part Christian and Part Confusionist- I still consider it a cult of sorts. However, they are capitalizing on their 2A rights as citizens of the US to keep and bear arms.

    This one may take a while for me to sort out intellectually.

    Yeah!!! But I can take a guy and his religious faith, if he's standing beside me on the 2nd amendment. If he doesn't try to shove his religion down my throat, and allows me to freely practice mine, then we can live together peacefully. But when he try's to take my gun, his faith had better be great.:D

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