The President of Desert Tech (previously Desert Tactical Arms) recently revealed that he turned down a contract for 15 million dollars to Pakistan based on morals.
How do you say no to 15 million dollars when you are a small growing business? According to the Sales Manager of Desert Tech, Mike Davis, the answer was simple, “You say no”. The reason behind his answer is something we probably don’t hear enough of these days. President of Desert Tech, Nicholas Young, posted this to the Desert Tech Facebook page yesterday and it went viral:
The response from the firearms and military community has been overwhelming praise for their difficult decision, which places the safety of our military members over a massive paycheck.
To some people, hearing about a weapons manufacturing company turning down 15 million dollars based on morals may seem shocking, but to the Desert Tech team it was a pretty easy decision. In a recent interview the CEO of Desert Tech, Tommy Alexander, stated “We just didn’t feel comfortable with the morality of giving those guns, when they might end up in the wrong hands.”
“The company was founded on the principle of keeping Americans and our allied forces safe,” said sales manager Mike Davis. “We’re not saying that Pakistan would get the weapons and do anything bad with them, but there’s just a heavy set of unrest over there.”
Do you think Desert Tech made the right decision? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!