Picket of local gun dealer
August 13, 2012 16:00
This event is part of a series of repeating events. To see all the events, click here.Tagged as: anti-militarism anti-war
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Join Shut Down Heckler and Koch in our monthly picket against Nottingham's very own arms dealers.
We make our feelings heard on the 2nd Monday every month (from 4-5pm), and we're not going to stop until the arms dealers are out of Nottingham. Come and join us.
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Not many people are aware of it, but Nottingham is home to a major multinational arms company. Just a short walk from the main University campus, an anonymous warehouse on the Lenton Lane industrial estate is the UK headquarters of Heckler & Koch – the world’s second‐largest manufacturer of handguns, assault rifles, submachine guns and grenade launchers.
Millions of Heckler & Koch weapons are in use in over 90 countries worldwide: In Kenya, H&K guns were used in the 2008 post‐election violence; in Darfur, the Janjaweed has been armed with H&K assault rifles; in Iraq, notorious private military company Blackwater used H&K machine guns; and in Kosovo, Serbian police used H&K guns to kill Albanian villagers. Georgian soldiers fighting in South Ossetia had been illegally armed with H&K assault rifles. It is estimated that H&K weapons have caused 1.5 million deaths around the world