US judge rejects Mexican lawsuit against American gun makers

The Mexican government maintains that 70-90% of the weapons recovered at crime scenes in Mexico have been trafficked from the United States. – AFP pic, October 1, 2022.

A US JUDGE yesterday dismissed a US$10 billion lawsuit by Mexico against American gun manufacturers which it accused of fuelling drug trafficking and violence in that country.

“Unfortunately for the government of Mexico, all of its claims are either barred by federal law or fail for other reasons,” Judge Dennis Saylor of a federal court in Boston wrote.

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