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Mexico Sues US Gun Makers For "Arming The Drug Cartels" In Unprecedented Federal Filing

"Guns don't kill people, the cartels do..." or so we thought. Perhaps we could add corrupt government and police officials do too, by facilitating or turning a blind eye to the soaring violence which has long made Mexico rank within the top 20 most dangerous countries in the world based on murder rate.

But apparently Mexico officials think it's in reality the US gun companies to blame for fueling the violence with their products. Bloomberg reports Wednesday, "Mexico filed a lawsuit in a U.S. court Wednesday against Smith & Wesson Brands Inc., Glock Inc., Sturm, Ruger & Co. and other major gun manufacturers, accusing them of contributing to gang violence south of the border."

The companies stand accused of wreaking havoc in Mexican society "by persistently supplying a torrent of guns to the drug cartels," according to the civil suit filed in a Massachusetts federal district court.

The complaint lists among American manufacturers "whose guns are most often recovered in Mexico" - particularly Barrett and its highly sought-after .50-caliber sniper rifle - the following:

Smith & Wesson
Glock and Sturm
Ruger and Co.,
Beretta U.S.A. Corp,
Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC and Century International Arms Inc.
Barrett
Interstate Arms wholesaler.

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