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Mexican Government Sues Glock, Colt and Other Gunmakers in U.S. Federal Court

HeadlineAug 05, 2021

Mexico’s government has filed a landmark lawsuit in a federal court in Massachusetts, seeking to hold 10 U.S.-based firearms companies accountable for Mexico’s epidemic of gun violence. Gun manufacturers named in the suit include Smith & Wesson, Colt and Glock. It’s the first time U.S. gunmakers have been sued by a foreign government. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced the lawsuit Wednesday.

Marcelo Ebrard: “The companies named in the lawsuit should provide compensation to Mexico for the damages caused by their negligent practices. The amount in this case will be determined by the judge.”

Over 300,000 people have been killed since Mexico launched its U.S.-backed war on drugs in 2006.

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