American gun manufacturers ask judge to throw out lawsuit filed by Mexico

American gun manufacturers ask judge to throw out lawsuit filed by Mexico

MEXICO CITY ( Border Report ) — The 11 American gun manufacturers being sued by the Mexican government are asking the judge in the case to throw out the legal action saying it violates the First and Second Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Mexico is claiming negligence and lack of control in connection with the manufacturing, marketing and sale of weapons made in the United States that end up in Mexico, guns that have been connected to crimes south of the border. Lawyers representing the gun makers argued the case is frivolous saying it’s absurd to blame their clients for crimes that happen in other countries. The case was filed in U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts last August. Smith & Wesson along with 10 other companies are accused of aiding and abetting an increase in violence in Mexico. Five months ago, the defendants requested a similar notion to dismiss the case claiming Mexico has no right to file such a case because the gun makers are protected under what’s called “procedural immunity” since their products are legally manufactured and sold in the United States. In response, lawyers representing Mexico say the problem is “repetitive and systematic” with more and more guns ending up south of the border. The judge in the case, F. Dennis Saylor, reportedly asked the plaintiff’s counsel why other countries haven’t filed similar claims and lawsuits involving crimes that occur outside the U.S. Lawyers for Mexico responded that the suit does not go “against […]

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