Skip to comments.We Should Stop Arming Everybody
Posted on 04/17/2017 5:29:36 AM PDT by rktman
The United States should stop arming the world. We should stop arming rebels, moderate rebels, freedom fighters, opposition forces, insurgencies, regimes, and most -- if not all -- nation states. These armaments spill American blood and the blood of people unrelated to the fray in which we picked sides. It is easier to act with moral clarity and mission purpose while striking military bases than while arming strangers.
President Obama shipped pallets of unmarked bills to our enemy, and lied about it, right around the time social-media campaigns began dubbing his the scandal-free presidency. United States companies selling equipment and chemicals that end up in the hands of dictators like Slobodan Milosevic and Kim Jung-un is grim. The U.S. government arming people who seem to have a righteous cause, but then sell the weapons to third parties who may have no such thing, is dreadful.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
No matter what we do to or for a muslim, at the end of the day, we are still infidels and the muslims will still hate us. None of them are worth saving.
"Paging Mr. McCain. Mr. John McCain. Please pickup a white courtesy telephone".
I run towards “An armed Society is a Polite Society.”
In my sojourns around the world I have seen more AKs and Uzis than US M-s. Regarding the Stingers sent to rebels in Afghanistan, is there any proof that anyone can supply that they were used outside of that country?
Arm patriotic Americans, and teach them all there is to know about the care, feeding grooming and proper management of firearms, from Derringer pistols up to elephant guns, whatever size is appropriate to the particular situation. An armed America is far less likely to tolerate religious zealots in their midst that do not have the welfare of patriotic Americans in mind.
This does not mean a massive government program to purchase a sidearm for each and every citizen, but encouragement to exercise the duties and responsibilities to BEING an American. Introduction to firearms should begin before the child’s sixth birthday, and the safety aspect addressed and stressed above all else. Superstitious ideas and beliefs about weapons as mystic objects to bewilder and confound the minds of people should be exposed and given the light of information to dispel these unfounded misinterpretations.
Arming a moslem, any moslem is always a bad idea. Arm Israel and let Israel blow the moslems off the face of the earth.
Dumb article. If the US stops selling arms, other countries will fill the vacuum. It is about supply and demand. US arms sales create American jobs, lower unit costs for the US military, keep our arms industry strong and viable, and give us a degree of control over the buyers in terms of maintenance, training, logistics, etc.
Arms sales are a highly competitive global business. US withdrawal will not change that.
"...None of them are worth saving..."
Agreed. Americans should only supply weapons to Americans, all Americans.
I think that number is close to what is in the US alone.
Introduction to firearms should begin before the childs sixth birthday,
Absolutely correct. It’s a rule in my family!
Well thought out idea
No one outside my close immediate family has lifted a finger to help arm me.
“We Should Stop Arming Everybody”.........
Except honest, law abiding American CITIZENS!
“We Should Stop Arming Everybody”.........
Except honest, law abiding American CITIZENS! Give “We, The People” the same weapons that to the “enemy” and let us be prepared for what is about to come.
There are at least five benefits to US arms sales and aid transfers: (1) they can serve specific US national security objectives, such as defeating the USSR in Afghanistan and thus helping win the Cold War; (2) arms sales help to lower the cost of weapons purchased by the US taxpayer by spreading R&D costs over a larger production run; (3) the US gains supplier leverage over countries we equip because they remain dependent on the US for spares, training, and support; (4) countries that we help arm tend to become more firmly attached to the US as allies; and (5), the availability of reliable, potent weapons from the US helps to diminish the incentives for purchases from other suppliers like Russia, China, and Europe and for indigenous weapons development and proliferation.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.