Court approves Mexico trafficking lawsuit against U.S. gun dealers

by ian


An Arizona court just gave Mexico a green light on a weapons trafficking lawsuit against five U.S. gun dealers.

The Mexican government filed charges against the gun stores in October 2022, saying they facilitate the trafficking of weapons and ammunition to drug cartels. Mexico argues that the dealers are involved because of design choices, marketing campaigns, and distribution practices.

On Monday, a U.S. Judge dismissed the defendants’ argument that federal law shields the stores from the foreign lawsuit.

It’s the second victory given to Mexico against the U.S. gun industry this year. In January, a Massachusetts appeals court approved a $10 billion lawsuit against manufacturers like Smith and Wesson, who Mexico says also facilitate gun trafficking across the border.