Mexico demands the U.S. Supreme Court to proceed with US$10 billion lawsuit against American gun manufacturers

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Mexico requested that the U.S. Supreme Court allow its $10 billion lawsuit against U.S. gun manufacturers to move forward in the lower courts. 

Mexico alleges that the manufacturers illegally flooded their country with firearms, according to The Epoch Times. 

Those opposed to the lawsuit argue that it is foreign interference by Mexico and could have the effect of crippling the gun manufacturing industry and weakening Second Amendment protections in the U.S. 

Some gun control activists have reportedly welcomed the lawsuit. 

Mexico’s lawsuit was thrown out by a federal district court in September 2022 for violating federal law. But in January of this year, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit allowed the case to move forward.

Mexico filed the request for the Supreme Court to get involved on July 3 after a petition was filed in April, led by Smith and Wesson, to overturn the First Circuit decision. 

Mexico argued in its brief that the court ruled correctly and stated those petitioning against the decision “deliberately chose to engage in unlawful … conduct to profit off the criminal market for their products.”

Source: The Epoch Times

The Mexico City Post