The reason why stuff is taken out of people's hands, is for their bosses to overrule them, in order to cut down on disobeyed orders in case of having to bomb their own population!
Stuff used abroad, can easily be used against their own populace at a moment's notice, with a silent nod for command. Call me nuts, but never trust your own government!
Those politic folks have way too many shady interests to protect, and it ain't the good for you and me, the jane and joes on the street. Why the damn else would they spend so much on military, instead of financing health-care etc? New ways to create oppression-techniques! That's why..