Mexico sues United States gun manufacturers

The government of Mexico filed an official lawsuit in the United States court. Before a court in Massachusetts, the trial against US gun ...

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  • The government of Mexico filed an official lawsuit in the United States court.
  • Before a court in Massachusetts, the trial against US gun manufacturers is expected to be formalized.
  • They argue that their negligent and illegal business practices have led to thousands of deaths in the Mexican country.

The Mexican government announced that they have filed a lawsuit against US gun manufacturers and distributors before the Massachusetts court, since thanks to the commercialization that exists with the neighbouring country, they have accused them of being responsible for the deaths that occur daily, since their main buyers are usually hitmen or criminal groups.

It has become a controversial issue, since the government of Mexico assures in its lawsuit that manufacturers know perfectly where their weapons are going and that has caused criminal groups to easily obtain equipment that damages an entire nation and for this reason he decided to formally present the complaint to a higher court.

Mexico sues the United States: The lawsuit

Mexico sues the United States: The lawsuit
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According to The Associated Press, ehe Mexican government formally sued US arms manufacturers and distributors in US federal court on Wednesday, arguing that their negligent and illegal business practices have led to extensive bloodshed in Mexico.

Which took many by surprise, since there has not been a demand of such magnitude in the history of the United States and that represents a new problem among the nations, since the government of Mexico is highly convinced that the arms manufacturers in the country are those that have created substantial damage to that nation. Filed Under: Mexico Sues United States

Mexico sues the United States: The accused

Mexico sues the United States: The accused
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After presenting the official document that supports the complaint that the Mexican government has against many of the large arms manufacturing companies in the country, the media have registered the names that came to light of the accused, who will be called before the court that took the case, to present its defense.

AP mentioned a few hours ago that the unique lawsuit was filed in federal court in Boston against some of the largest arms manufacturers such as Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc .; Barret Firearms Manufacturing, Inc .; Beretta USA Corp .; Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, and Glock Inc. Filed Under: Mexico Sues United States

Mexico sues the United States: The largest arms supplier in the United States was also charged

Mexico sues the United States: The largest arms supplier in the United States was also charged
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And it is that with this demand it seems like a witch hunt, since there have been several accused by the Mexican government of inciting and causing the greatest bloodshed in their country, since they have affirmed that the suppliers of weapons know what they are used for when be bought by people without special permits, and this trial is a win / win for the Mexican authorities.

Among the names of the manufacturers that came to light, is that of Interstate Arms, a Boston-area wholesaler that sells guns from all but one, from manufacturers to retail stores across the United States, has expanded the situation making this demand one of the most outstanding in the country. Filed Under: Mexico Sues United States

Mexico demands the United States: They know where they are going

Mexico demands the United States: They know where they are going
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The media claim that ehe Mexican government maintains that companies know that their practices contribute to the trafficking of arms to Mexico and facilitate it, so it is a very serious crime that they expect to pay fairly, since in Mexico violence is the order of the day and the authorities do not they have been able to control the martyrdom they live day by day.

For that reason it is that the appearance of the US authorities is sought, where an end to the arms trafficking business is put to an end, since as they affirm, they are the culprits that in Mexico there is a great bloodshed and the figures of homicides by firearms are gigantic. Filed Under: Mexico Sues United States

Mexico sues the United States: Seeks compensation

Mexico sues the United States: Seeks compensation
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What they have made clear is that the Latin American country wants compensation for the damage caused in its territory, since day after day they have faced unparalleled violence, where the war with drug trafficking has left thousands of deaths and the purchase and sale of weapons is carried out as if another object is involved.

For this reason, it is sought that the demand produces the change that has been sought so much in the neighboring country, since the waves of violence through which it passes daily are a subject of great fear, not only in that territory, but also around the world, where people have been frightened by the crime and drug trafficking situation, which exists in the place. Filed Under: Mexico Sues United States

The purpose of the lawsuit

The purpose of the lawsuit
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For this reason, the large arms factories have been sued to sell their products to Mexico, with the hope of slowing down the situation that is happening a bit and that in the future the commercialization of firearms will be to a more difficult to obtain for the Mexicans who are dedicated to drug trafficking.

According to The Associated Press, the lawsuit says its objective is “to end the massive damage the Defendants cause by actively facilitating the illegal trafficking of their weapons to drug cartels and other criminals in Mexico,” so it is expected that in the coming months there will be a ruling in favor of the Mexican government.

Most weapons come from the United States

Most weapons come from the United States
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According to the media, in the lawsuit filed, it has been stated that in Mexicobserva that the vast majority of weapons collected at crime scenes come from the United States, so authorities have been extremely upset and have insisted that part of the blame falls on the gun manufacturers.

As mentioned, in Mexico the situation regarding weapons is completely different from the one that exists in the country, since lThe sale of firearms is strictly limited in the neighboring country and controlled by the Ministry of Defense, so the few weapons found only come from one location.

The figures collected

The figures collected
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In the lawsuit filed by the Mexican authorities, they have attached the figures, where it is estimated that 70% of the arms trafficked to Mexico come from the United States, according to the Ministry of Foreign Relations, so it is sought that when accepted and Once this demand has been won, the arms trafficking that exists in the country will decrease and the perceived violence will decrease a little in the coming years.

But of course, it is a nebulous panorama and the statements that the defendants will offer are also lacking, since, although part of the blame falls on them, it has not been their question to know who the weapons they sell are aimed at or what use is of, they only ask for the permits that the state forces them to have and from there they proceed completely differently.

A large number of deaths are caused by these weapons

A large number of deaths are caused by these weapons
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The Associated Press mentioned that in 2019, at least 17,000 homicides were linked to these weapons in Mexico, many of those deaths are related to drug trafficking and settlement of accounts, so it is expected that as the demand works, also lower crimes.

Although it is an idealistic thought, since the different factors must be taken into account so that in Mexico the violence has an end and that more events do not happen than the authorities have not been able to control and have sought the help of the neighboring country to help to stop the violence that has existed for years past.

The statements of Alejandro Celorio

The statements of Alejandro Celorio
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Alejandro Celorio, who is legal adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Relations, told reporters on Wednesday that the damage caused by the trafficked weapons would be equivalent to between 1.7% and 2% of Mexican GDP. The government will ask for compensation of at least $ 10 billion, he said. Mexico’s GDP was $ 1.2 trillion last year, according to AP.

So the panorama does not seem to be suitable for the different arms factories that have been sued and that in the coming days will find a demand extremely difficult to suffer, since they are really alarming figures that are being talked about, so The fact that the trial lasts in the next few months will be something interesting to observe, since there has not been an equal demand.

Marcelo Ebrard gave his opinion on the matter

Marcelo Ebrard gave his opinion on the matter
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Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that the lawsuit is part of the government’s campaign against weapons, in addition to the search to combat the violence that has been very present in Mexico since previous years, so it is expected that it will help a little Mexican authorities, who daily fall in confrontation with the cartels.

“The priority is that we reduce homicides,” said the Mexican foreign minister when questioned by the press, after the news was released. “We do not seek to alter American laws”, an event that is difficult to believe, since since the lawsuit was filed, a tense environment has been created between the relations of both nations.

 

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