CA1 panel (Obama, Biden, Biden) says Mexico can sue American gun companies for making and selling assault weapons trafficked across the border to arm cartels, says rise of gun violence in Mexico correlates with expiration of US assault weapons ban in 2004https://t.co/eFSmeLsFJi pic.twitter.com/uLDyVSFvI0
— Mike Sacks (@MikeSacksEsq) January 22, 2024
A US appeals court revived a $10 billion lawsuit by Mexico seeking to hold American gun manufacturers responsible for facilitating the trafficking of weapons to drug cartels across the US-Mexico border https://t.co/pKBU1vifc5
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 23, 2024
The US government was caught, in 2010, openly arming the Mexican drug cartels. This was called “Fast and Furious.” They claimed they were doing an investigation, but they never caught anyone, and the weapons they sent across the border were used to kill people on both sides of the border, including a Border Patrol agent.
Obama then covered the whole thing up, using executive privilege to prevent Attorney General Eric Holder from testifying in the scandal.
It seems to me that’s who you would sue.
Instead, the Mexicans are taking the side of the very people who sent the guns – the Democrat Party – and trying to sue the gun companies.
Mexico wants an urgent investigation into how U.S. military-grade weapons are increasingly being found in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, Mexico’s top diplomat said Monday.
Mexico’s army is finding belt-fed machine guns, rocket launchers and grenades that are not sold for civilian use in the United States.
“The (Mexican) Defense Department has warned the United States about weapons entering Mexico that are for the exclusive use of the U.S. army,” Foreign Relations Secretary Alicia Bárcena said. “It is very urgent that an investigation into this be carried out.”
The Mexican army said in June that it had seized 221 fully automatic machine guns, 56 grenade launchers and a dozen rocket launchers from drug cartels since late 2018.
The military-grade U.S. weaponry — which cartels have bragged about and openly displayed on social media — poses a special challenge for Mexico’s army, which along with police and the National Guard already faces cartels operating homemade armored vehicles and bomb-dropping drones.
There are a number of possible routes by which the weapons may have made their way to Mexico. Central America was awash with U.S. weaponry during the conflicts of the 1980s, military grade weapons sometimes go missing from stocks in the United States, and some manufacturers who sell arms to the U.S. military might also have sold some abroad or on the black market.
While the Mexican army and marines still have superior firepower, the drug cartels’ weaponry often now outclasses other branches of Mexican law enforcement.
Mexico has long had a problem with semi-automatic rifles that are permitted for civilian use in the United States being smuggled into Mexico, where only low-caliber firearms are permitted and strictly regulated. Mexico has launched legal actions against U.S. arms manufacturers and gun shops, arguing that they contribute to violence.
On Monday, an appeals court in Boston, Massachusetts handed Mexico a victory in one of those actions, reviving a $10 billion lawsuit against seven U.S. gun manufacturers and one distributor. Mexico argued the companies knew weapons were being sold to traffickers who smuggled them into Mexico and decided to cash in on that market.
The is an absolute sham.
Gun manufacturers aren’t selling guns to cartels. If distributors are, this is a criminal matter, and if the US government refuses to address it, then it’s possible a lawsuit would be filed.
But suing the manufacturers is exactly what the Democrats are trying to do to implement gun control in the US.
Personally, I side with the cartels, who are much more honest and fair than the Mexican government.
📹 MUST SEE!
I chased a cartel SUV down the US Mexico border as they carried dozens of migrants to the end of the border wall in Jacumba California. Once they’re dropped off, the coyote films the migrants to prove the “product” has been delivered.
Then, the illegals walk right… pic.twitter.com/aSzdbyNxC7
— JLR© (@JLRINVESTIGATES) January 21, 2024