The biggest asset manager in the world…

Slide 21 of 21: <p><strong>> Country: </strong> United States<br><strong>> Arms sales: </strong> $40.8 billion<br><strong>> Total sales:</strong> $47.2 billion<br><strong>> Profit:</strong> $5.3 billion<br><strong>> Employees:</strong> 97,000</p><p>With over $40 billion in arms sales in 2016, Lockheed Martin is the largest defense contractor in the world by a wide margin. The vast majority of the company’s revenue came directly from the U.S. government. Lockheed’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter in particular has been a boon. A 60-year deal for the stealth fighter jet is valued at an estimated $1 trillion -- the most expensive weapons deal in Defense Department history. Lockheed sold 66 F-35 jets to the United States and its allies in 2017 and is projected to sell another 90 this year. The F-35 is one of the newer additions to the company’s lineup, which includes the F-22 Raptor and F-16 fighter jets, the C-130 Hercules airlifter, and following Lockheed’s 2015 acquisition of Sikorsky, the Black Hawk helicopter.</p><p>Lockheed Martin's other business segments include missile defense, radar, naval warfare technology, and intercontinental ballistic missiles.</p><p><strong><a href="">ALSO READ: States With the Best (and Worst) Schools</a></strong></p>

Blackrock, has warned gunmakers about their products jumping up and killing people. The pot calling the kettle black/ That really reeks, rocks with irony.

So my comment on the War Street Journal site:

“Blackrock owns shares in Lockheed Martin (and other war profiteers, I suppose) and they are concerned about a lone gunman with a rifle? How ridiculous.

And… the comments about failure of law enforcement? Law enforcement fills out reports. Stopping murder is our job, and the gun grabbers want to make that more difficult.

This discussion is loaded with nonsense.”

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