Mexico launches appeal in suit against U.S. gun manufacturers

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By Sarah Morland MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has filed an appeal in a civil lawsuit against U.S.-based gun manufacturers, it said on Wednesday, as it looks to crack down on the trafficking of weapons to powerful drug cartels. A U.S. judge in September dismissed the $10 billion lawsuit seeking to hold U.S. gun makers responsible for facilitating the trafficking of deadly weapons across the border. “A favorable decision in the court of appeals will allow the government to prove its case on the merits – that the gun manufacturers’ marketing and distribution practices amount to actively facilit…

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