AnthonyDunn – thank you for that.
I certainly believe in the right for any country toward self defence. As a former serviceman who has fought in conflicts I also have a lot of sympathy toward the 19 year old soldier on a street corner who has been told to “hold that ground”. My view is that if we are going to ask young men and women to defend us we have an obligation to provide them with the best primary and secondary equipment we can.
Clearly there are countries and organisations we should not be selling to and that is why we elect politicians – to make those collective informed decisions on our behalf.
It’s worth noting that Trooper Lee Rigby was killed with kitchen knives not a gun.