Gun Dealer Turns Down Huge Deal With Pakistan [POLL]
It's nice to see that not everyone is ruled by the almighty dollar! A Utah gun maker turned down a 15 million dollar deal with Pakistan over ethical concerns.
Arms sales between American companies and foreign governments are completely legal. Other, non - weapon transactions, take place as well and sometimes even those products fall into the hands of our enemies and are then used ... directly or indirectly ... against us or our troops.
That fact didn't sit well with the folks at Desert Tech (formerly Desert Tactical Arms) and, rather than possibly putting American lives at stake in a country with a heavy al Qaida presence, they chose to tell Pakistan to keep their 15 million dollars and look elsewhere!!
Sales Manager Mike Davis said:
"It was a difficult decision because of the amount of money involved." "We don't know that those guns would've went somewhere bad, but with the unrest we just ended up not feeling right about it." He added: "As a business owner you always want to be successful, but I think ethically and morally you want to go about it the right way and stick behind your founding principles."
Col. Steven R. Watt of the Utah National Guard added:
"I've got to admire Desert Tech for potentially turning down what could have been a very lucrative contract in the interest of protecting American service members."
Right? It's time we stopped doing all business with those who do not have our best interests at heart. What do you think about Desert Techs decision?