Mexican Gov Sues U.S. Gunmakers for $10 Billion

The Mexican government on Wednesday sued numerous U.S. gun companies over firearm coming across the border because “their products are trafficked,” according to a report by The Washington Post.

The lawsuit argued American gun manufacturers “are conscious of the fact that their products are trafficked and used in illicit activities against the civilian population and authorities of Mexico.”

“Nonetheless,” it added, “they continue to prioritize their economic benefit, and use marketing strategies to promote weapons that are ever more lethal, without mechanisms of security or traceability.”

The report mentioned Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc.; Barrett Firearms Manufacturing, Inc; Beretta U.S.A. Corp; Glock, Inc; and Colt’s Manufacturing Co. Llc. as companies included in the upcoming lawsuit.

“Mexico is seeking compensation for damages, which are estimated at as much as $10 billion, Mexican officials said at a news conference on Wednesday,” Reuters reported.

Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton offered perhaps the best response to the nonsense on Twitter, saying, “Mexican grown, manufactured, and distributed narcotics kill tens of thousands of Americans every year. Who do we sue for the Mexican government’s ‘negligent practices’?”

Senator Cotton is right. Mexico can complain all it wants, but if we start comparing trafficking problems, the U.S. wins by a longshot.

The Mexican government is likely right that American guns are trafficked into their nation. But their lawsuit fails at several points.

First and foremost, it is not the gun company’s fault weapons are trafficked. They make guns and sell them, legally. They are not responsible for where gun owners then take them, nor are they responsible when they are stolen or used illegally.

Second, Mexico’s focus should be on arresting those who are doing the trafficking. This would hit the problem at its source.

Third, Mexico sends out far more than it receives, whether drugs, people, crime, COVID or other problems. If the government wants to get into a competition on who owes what on trafficking, it’s going to lose big time.

What is perhaps most concerning about the lawsuit, however, is not the issue itself but the lack of response by the Biden administration. Any Republican president would blast such an effort immediately. Biden? Silence.

Instead, Biden continues to tout his own gun control efforts. If he could, he’d probably file an amicus brief in support of the Mexican government’s lawsuit.

In our country, we have the right to bear arms. Period. Trafficking is a crime, but that’s a matter for law enforcement and the courts, not gunmakers. We need to stand with our nation’s gunmakers against unwarranted lawsuits that seek to destroy American businesses.

Our nation has enough problems without being litigated to death by our southern neighbor who has helped ship a million new people into land this year. Maybe instead of suing gun companies, Mexico can help stop the flow of illegal immigrants at the border and stop gun traffickers at the same time.

We don’t need Mexico telling us what to do. We need America’s leaders to stand up for the rights of its people.


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12 thoughts on “Mexican Gov Sues U.S. Gunmakers for $10 Billion”

  1. No doubt the Biden Regime will jump aboard on the side of CRIMINAL Mexico. Mexico cannot and will not control its own CRIMINAL population that is deeply (and richly) involved in cross borders crime.

    The Mexican leadership, like OURS, profits from crime. Crime will not stop as a result of this Gimme-gimme lawsuit. But, a few Mexican politicians and crime bosses will get their huge cut.

    No doubt too, the US Democrat Party will get its cut if the suit succeeds. Criminals hang together, sometimes in more ways than one.

    We live in a completely evil world now – the End Times are upon us.

    1. Good thought, but you cannot sue someone for having mental or memory issues. However, businesses could conceivably sue the Biden Administration for paying their workers to stay at home, because they could prove financial loss.

  2. Gun manufacturers can’t control what happens to the guns they manufacture. It’s just like with an automobile, car manufacturers have no control over what people do with the car they buy.

  3. Can the U.S. sue Mexico for every crime committed by illegal aliens they let across their border? That lawsuit would be as valid as the one they have against manufacturers that have no legal say as to what happens to their products once sold.

  4. This is just another prime example of the INSANITY VIRUS that’s taken over the world!!!!!!!!

  5. screw Mexico. They have the same problem with our guns as we have with their drugs. Where there is a demand, there is a supply. I say we just start shooting everyone who enters this country illegally.

    1. We should start with the coyotes first. Stop them and the illegals will retreat cause they know they will be next!! Snipers from the military with big guns and long range scopes could pick these killers off before they get across!!

  6. Wasn’t it proved long ago that automobile and truck manufacturers and the liquor industry cannot be sued for the criminal uses of their products? After all, far-r-r more people are killed by automobiles and booze than by guns every year.

    Why is this any different?

    Oh, right! Because Democrat/Communists want to disarm We the People in order to make it easier to clamp tyranny down on us. Thus the coordinated assault on the 2A by both nations.

    Democrats may have the ignorant ill-educated duped, but they don’t have all of fooled.

  7. Mexicans in general are always looking for a free ride, this is no different. Corruption, organized crime & preying on the innocent is their way of life. They are to cowardly to attempt to prey on some one who will stand up to their B/S. Their law suit is a farce & a criminal scheme to bilk money out of U.S. companies. They should grow a pair & sue the Beijing Biden regime for creating a porous border.

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