On Wednesday 7th March, Midlands Christian Action held their first prayer vigil outside the premises of Heckler& Koch in Nottingham. Sr. Katrina Alton writes,
Heckler & Koch is a German-based weapons company which operates in the UK under the name NSAF Ltd.
It describes itself as a ‘world-wide leading company in small arms production’ and has been supplying weapons across the globe for the past 60 years, including pistols, assault rifles, submachine guns and sniper rifles. It currently manufactures the British Army’s primary assault rifle – the SA80.
In the run up to and during the Arab Spring it applied for UK arms export licences to Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Oman.