Utah gunmaker turns down $15 million from Pakistan

by Christopher Bedford, The Daily Caller  |  published on January 6, 2014

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A gunmaker based in Utah turned down $15 million last week, refusing to sell high-precision sniper rifles to Pakistan for fear that U.S. troops could end up in their firearms’ sites.

“We don’t know that those guns would’ve went somewhere bad, but with the unrest we just ended up not feeling right about it,” Desert Tech sales manager Mike Davis told KTVX-TV.

“I started this company to protect Americans[,] not endanger them,” Desert Tech founder Nick Young posted on Facebook on Jan. 2. “In consulting with other arms companies the general responses I got was, if they don’t buy it from you, then they will get it somewhere else, or money is money. After much internal review we elected not to sell to Pakistan.”

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