All countries should be allowed to manufacture weapons to supply their own army, but no country should be allowed to sell weapons to anybody else. The arms industry is one of the most profitable industries in the world. This disgusting trade should be made illegal.
The skills and technology used in weapons manufacture, should be used for more beneficial purposes. We don’t have to lose the jobs of people currently employed in this vile industry, just use them in a way that does not cause more death and destruction. I am sure these skills could be turned to areas such as health care, e.g. creating ground breaking prosthetic limbs for the victims of their industry. If we used the brains and expertise of the men and women currently employed in the death industry for good, the world would be a safer and happier place.