Mexico Reportedly Sues American Gun Companies in US Court, Claims Negligent Practices
16:32 GMT 04.08.2021 (Updated: 13:21 GMT 06.08.2022)
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The Mexican government filed a civil lawsuit against US gun manufacturers alleging negligent business practices contributed to illegal arms trafficking in Mexico, Reuters reported on Wednesday citing a document from the foreign ministry.
The lawsuit targets Smith and Wesson; Barrett Firearms; Colt's Manufacturing Company; Sturm, Ruger and Co.; Glock Inc.; and others, the report said.
Journalist Ciro Gomez Leyva shared the text of the lawsuit on Twitter.
"The Mexican government filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court against 10 gun manufacturers " to end the massive harm the defendants cause by actively facilitating the illicit trafficking of their weapons to cartels and other criminals in Mexico"
The Mexican Foreign Ministry went online to provide the public with the details of the lawsuit.