Family Research Council

A Farewell to (Pakistani) Arms


By Tony Perkins
January 13, 2014

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The desert lacks a lot of things, but heroes aren't one of them. Hello, I'm Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. The guys at Desert Tactical are known for their high-end rifles. But this month, what's getting the praise isn't their products -- it's their principles. When Pakistan approached the owners about a weapons contract, Desert Tactical turned down the $15 million deal. It was a tough decision, but President Nick Young thinks it was the right one. "Our greatest fear was that our equipment might be used against U.S. troops," Young said. "I started this company to protect Americans, not endanger them." According to experts, Pakistan is one of the largest gun importers in the world. And as U.S. soldiers can attest, they don't always end up in the right hands. "As a business owner you always want to be successful," said Desert Tactical's Mike Davis, but not at the expense of others. Thank goodness this rifle company sets their sights on something higher: like supporting our troops.

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