Arms sales

Only 10 percent of our readers say the Untied States should sell Saudi Arabia any weapons it wants to buy.

South Arkansas residents help make weapons for Saudi Arabia at defense plants in the Camden area, but many of them aren’t enamored by the fact.

Starting last Thursday, we invited readers to select one of four answers to the following question:

“The United States is a major military arms supplier to Saudi Arabia, and South Arkansas defense contractors have important roles in providing these weapons. What do you think about that?”

The results:

Saudi Arabia is an unstable Islamic nation that is often hostile to American interests and values. The U.S. should not sell arms to it, 59 votes, 45.73 percent.

The United States should use weapons sales as leverage with the Saudi government to advance American economic and political interests, 32 votes, 24.8 percent.

The United States should sell Saudi Arabia only those weapons and weapon systems that are chiefly defensive in nature, 25 votes, 19.37 percent.

The United States should sell Saudi Arabia any weaponry it wants to buy, 13 votes, 10.07 percent.

Total votes: 129.

magnoliareporter.com online polls are not scientific. They are conducted for the information and entertainment of our readers.

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