Mexico Sues US Gun Makers Seeking $10 Billion For Arming The Drug Cartels

Mexico is suing multiple major US gun makers for arming the drug cartels, accusing them of negligent business practices that allegedly spawned illegal arms flows over the border, resulting in rampant violence and numerous Mexican deaths.

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The landmark lawsuit was brought before the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Wednesday.

The suit alleges that units of top US gun makers, including Colt, Smith & Wesson, Barrett, Glock, and Ruger, indulged in negligent business practices and knew their activities produced illegal arms trafficking in Mexico.

The companies named in the lawsuit produce around two-thirds of some 500,000 weapons illegally brought into the country each year, according to Mexican authorities.

None of the gun makers named in the filing has, so far, produced any official reaction to Mexico’s legal action.

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The country is now seeking an eye-watering sum of $10 billion in damages, with the lawsuit not only designed to reap hefty compensation, but also to prompt the implementation of standards to “monitor and discipline” the gun making companies, Mexico’s Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said.

Mexico has endured years of widespread gun violence and record homicide rates. Over 300,000 murders have been perpetrated there since 2006, when Mexican authorities deployed army units to fight rampant drug trafficking and other crimes linked to powerful drug cartels.

In 2019 alone, weaponry illegally smuggled from the US was involved in more than 17,000 murders, according to official statistics.

Mexican officials lauded the lawsuit’s filing on Wednesday, expressing confidence the country will win the landmark case. “We are going to win the trial and we are going to drastically reduce illicit arms trafficking to Mexico,” Ebrard told reporters.

The minister also said the state believes the US government, which is not implicated in the lawsuit, is willing to work together with Mexico to curb the flow of illegal firearms.

Earlier, the Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador said that he won’t let Big Pharma dictate Mexico after he refused to purchase Covid vaccines for children, vowing that Mexico wouldn’t bow to pressure from drugs firms.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Why doesn’t Mexico just kill the cartels? How could it be the fault of the United States when these murderous drug lords and human traffickers are operating in their own country?

  2. That’s how US imperialism works, in order to control and steal resources/ wealth from other nations.

  3. He [ Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard] has previously served as president of the United Nations Global Network on Safer Cities.

    **** there is your answer right there. He is working with china Joe administration to close gun manufacturers to leave US citizens vulnerable when china Joe /chinese invade America. Mexico is helping with economic collapse also but herded illegals into America as fast as they can.

    America is seen as weak under jello eating, diaper wearing Biden…..america has never been this weak in its entire history and foreign leaders are coming for us and Biden just shuffles along the handlers ” yes” man.

    So disgusting….

  4. How much should they pay for arming the governments that created the illegal drugs trade and caused the death of far more than any cartel could ever manage?

  5. “Seven former agents, each with 25 or more years of experience at the ATF, wrote a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee leaders on Tuesday urging them to vote against David Chipman. In a copy of the letter obtained by The Reload, the agents criticize Chipman’s turn from ATF agent to paid gun-control activist. They argued he did not have the experience or temperament to lead the agency and his appointment would degrade ATF’s ability to do its job.”

    I knew dimwits were up to something.

    He [ Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard] has previously served as president of the United Nations Global Network on Safer Cities.

    “The minister also said the state believes the US government, which is not implicated in the lawsuit, is willing to work together with Mexico to curb the flow of illegal firearms.”

    Oops there it is….demonrats looking to confiscate guns from citizens instead of criminals like Mike Byrd who killed innocent white woman Jan.6

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