Business ethics & credibility BZ…

A Utah-based gun manufacturer has turned down a $15 million deal to supply Pakistan with precision rifles over concerns they could eventually be used against U.S. troops. Mike Davis, sales manager at Desert Tech, said the company was on a short list for a contract with Pakistan, but spurned the opportunity because of unrest in Pakistan and ethical concerns. It was a difficult decision because of the amount of money involved, he said, and the sale of rifles to Pakistan would have been legal. ‘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,’ Davis told KTVX-TV.article-2535192-1A78514400000578-795_634x554The company, based in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Valley City, was founded in 2007 on the principle of keeping America and its allies safe, 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,’ Davis told KSL. Weapons sales to allies such as Pakistan are nothing new but they can be complicated, especially in a country with an Al Qaeda presence. The U.S. often targets Al Qaeda, Taliban members and their Pakistani supporters in the country’s tribal regions.


The U.S. often targets Al Qaeda, Taliban members and their Pakistani supporters in the country’s tribal regions. ‘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,’ said Col. Steven R Watt of the Utah National Guard. The rifles can change caliber within minutes and have the capacity to shoot as far as 3,000 yards (2,740 metres). Desert Tech, formerly known as Desert Tactical Arms, has had military contracts with other countries but declined to reveal specifics. VIDEO: Utah gun manufacturer turns down $15m deal to supply Pakistan with precision rifles, fearing they could be used against U.S. troops

Desert Tech should be praised for taking such a decision, especially in todays market where every business needs to earn to fight off the wolves.  A Big Well Done!    Yours Aye.

20 thoughts on “Business ethics & credibility BZ…”

  1. Saw this article in recent days, Ex Bootneck…kind of wish that US politicians who in the past would never deal with the slime that one encounters when dealing with Middle East money sheiks, are doing so today…that they keep most of America in the dark about this aspect of ‘so-called’ diplomacy is both totally despicable and completely dishonest …and also that the ulterior motive of all of these asshats are to deceive, fool and control…when the worldwide Caliphate is within their grasp, fooling and buying politicians is far from uncommon or even unknown particularly when it comes to Middle Eastern Muslim sheiks… sorry EB…sometimes even to me it sounds farfetched and of the tinfoil hat variety brigade … Historically, we’ve seen leftist politicians and Arab sheiks who collude with politicians behaving this way…and Nazi Germany was one of the many forays of the Middle East into this (Nazi leftists and Muslims hate Jews and this remains the largest truism of all time); at the end of the day, we will have to destroy them and why not arrow in on this from the beginning…saves a lot of time, disingenuousness and prevarication…..k

    1. Kristen, their is indeed a murky world between both our countries and the Arab arms buyers. The financial spin off cream going to fat cat ‘ex-politicians’, who operate from the interfacing shadow’s within the industry. Who then benefit from a bush fire war, to a full blown conflict, by selling on replacement munitions and weapons.

      I doff my cap to Desert Tech, and their patriotic morals.. Aye.

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