Don't know that it's necessary for the government to take over production (isn't it too damn big already?), but rather important to make sure that there are domestic firms that can produce good (or, better yet, excellent) weapons (from pistols to planes), rather than risk depending upon foreign firms to produce military hardware. Nations don't have permanent friends, just interests.
Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.---Teddy Roosevelt
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.---Groucho
And if you all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.---Shaman Urdnot
How would you like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass.---Red Foreman