- Mexico Sues U.S. Gun Manufacturers, Seeks $10 Billion in damages.
Gun manufacturers named in the lawsuit include Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc., Beretta U.S.A Corp., Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, Interstate Arms, and Glock Inc., the Associated Press reports.
according to reports, 70% of the weapons trafficked to Mexico come from the U.S., according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry. And that in 2019 alone, at least 17,000 homicides were linked to trafficked weapons.
Demanda presentada hoy contra fabricantes de armas : pic.twitter.com/lZAu2BzEas— Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard) August 4, 2021
Presentamos demanda contra fabricantes y vendedores de armas utilizadas para segar vidas en México. Buscamos reparación del daño y que abandonen su negligencia e irresponsabilidad. Será resuelta en los tribunales de Boston, EU. pic.twitter.com/i1OLojgUAl— Marcelo Ebrard C. (@m_ebrard) August 4, 2021
Other Groups involved in Mexico’s crime wave that have not been included in the current suit.
Those are the ATF federal law enforcement organization within the United States Department of Justice. the ATF “purposely allowed licensed firearms dealers to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers, hoping to track the guns to Mexican drug cartel leaders and arrest them”. The decision for an American law enforcement organization to purposely let military weapons enter Mexico will go down as one of the most negligent operations in ATF History.
During the Fast and Furious ATF Operation, nearly 2,000 firearms were illegally purchased for $1.5 million, according to a DOJ Inspector General.
Many of those weapons ended up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, and one was used in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.