Moonie Scion Is Gun Magnate

Reverend’s son Justin has built a lethal—and godly— weapons business
By Daniel Kibblesmith,  Newser User
Posted Sep 22, 2007 3:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – The son of aging messianic leader Reverend Sun Myung Moon is the frontrunner to take over the Unification Church. Meantime, he’s built Kahr Arms—which makes some of the smallest and most lethal guns. One of 13 children, young Justin Moon was encouraged to be violent, Portfolio reports, and parlayed a Harvard degree and family money into a successful weapons business.

Responsible for designing many weapons, Justin was always considered the “True Child” most interested in his father’s teachings. How does manufacturing the K9 and P9 firearms—not to mention selling the tommy gun—square with God? An ex-church member explains: The idea is that “Moon and his movement would end up being the only hope remaining for beleaguered mankind.”