The weapons industry is socially prohibitive as a divestment movement engulfs armaments companies. Investors also worry about their participation in the global spread of arms to violent groups such as drug cartels and violent militias.
Gun control and stronger regulations for the arms industry may stagnate growth due to increasing social pressure to apply stricter measures.
Moreover, investors must weigh the moral considerations of investing in something designed to kill and take life.
As a result, many choose not to invest in armaments, as doing so impinges on their personal values and the kind of world they want to live in.