The Mexican government has filed a lawsuit against Wesson & Smith, Ruger, Century Arms, Glock, Barrett, Beretta, Colt, and Boston-based gun dealer Interstate Arms for carelessness to halt the annual flow of guns from the U. S. into the clutches of outlaws and cartels.
Mexico has accused US gun corporations of deliberately helping to illicit gun smuggling and stoking crime, which the US gun industry officials have denied.
According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), Mexico bears responsibility for the criminality that exists along with its territory.
The complaint was brought in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts because the corporations being sued all do a lot of business there.
There is a lawsuit filed on August 4. Mexico is taking these steps to remove the Defendants from causing great harm in Mexico by actively assisting in the illicit transfer of their armaments to criminal organizations and other outlaws.
The lawsuit claims that the Mexican people and the government have been sufferers of a homicidal flood of highly unsafe weapons flowing across the boundary from the U. S. and into the hands of outlaws in Mexico for generations.
This deluge is not a normal event, nor is it an inherent consequence of the weapons business or the United States gun regulations. It is a predictable result of the Defendants’ deliberate business and operational activities.
The NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) instantly refuted the allegations, claiming that all guns sold in the United States are sold in compliance with the law.
NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence Keane said The Mexican government is to blame for the ongoing corruption and bloodshed inside their territory. Mexico’s criminality is directly caused by human trafficking, the illegal drug market, and criminal organizations that torture its people. These outlaws are the ones who illegally import firearms into Mexico or obtain weapons from the Mexican police and the military.
According to Reuters, Mexican officials informed reporters that US gunmakers might face damages of up to $10 billion.
According to the Mexican government, profit-driven gun companies design, sell, and market weapons in situations where they know they will be sold illegally while failing to enact increased security even when they are aware of the huge regularity of criminal weapons smuggling throughout the boundary.
According to Mexico, the stream of guns from the United States to Mexico — and the association between US gun sales and murders reported in Mexico over the last two decades — has been well-documented in official reports, academic studies, and the media.
Between 1999 and 2004, when automatic rifles were outlawed in the United States, killings in Mexico decreased. On the other hand, deaths began to rise in 2004, at the same period as weapon makers in the United States increased manufacturing and supply of firearms.
The lawsuit also claimed that cartels were drawn to certain guns because of the aesthetic choices made by the manufacturers.