Mexico sues ‘reckless’ U.S. gun makers, eyes $10 billion in damages

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Reuters

By Dave Graham and Laura Gottesdiener MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Mexico sued several gun makers in a U.S. federal court on Wednesday, accusing them of reckless business practices that supplied what it called a “torrent” of illegal arms to violent Mexican drug cartels, leading to thousands of deaths. The lawsuit alleges that units of Smith & Wesson, Barrett Firearms, Colt’s Manufacturing Company, Glock Inc, Sturm, Ruger & Co and others knew their business practices had encouraged illegal arms trafficking into Mexico. The lawsuit cites weapons that had entered Mexico used in notorious shootings, not…

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