Evey kindly contacted me to alert me to the fact that a major arms company is based in Nottingham.
“Not many Nottingham residents are aware of it, but the city is home to a major multinational arms company. An anonymous warehouse on an industrial estate in Lenton is the UK headquarters of Heckler & Koch – the world’s second largest manufacturer of handguns, assault rifles, submachine guns, machine guns and grenade launchers…
The company has shipped guns from the UK to warzones such as Bosnia and Nepal, and has licensed its weapons for production by regimes with poor human rights records such as Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Myanmar. Furthermore the company effectively evaded UK and EU export restrictions when these licensees sold H&K weapons on to conflict zones including Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Sierra Leone.”
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