According to reports, Mexico recently filed a lawsuit against numerous gunmakers based out of the United States this past Wednesday, claiming they were “actively facilitating the unlawful trafficking of their guns to drug cartels.”
In this suit, it was alleged that the United States allows over 500,000 firearms to be smuggled in from Mexico each year. They noted that 340,000 of the guns smuggled belong to U.S. gun makers like Smith & Wesson, Glock Inc., Colt’s Manufacturing Company, and more. The lawsuit went on to say, “For decades, the government and its citizens have been victimized by a deadly flood of military-style and other particularly lethal guns that flows from the U.S. across the border.”
Ahead of filing the lawsuit, officials in Mexico said they spent two years looking at similar suits against United States gunmakers for what they say is negligent behavior. As of now, Mexico is seeking almost $10 billion in damages.