Mexico sues U.S. gun makers for negligent and illicit trade

Among the companies denounced are Smith & Wesson, Beretta, Colt, Glock, Century Arms, Ruger, and Barrett, producers of at least 68% of the weapons illegally introduced into Mexico each year, according to the filed complaint.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico filed a lawsuit in a Boston federal court on Wednesday (4) against major U.S. arms manufacturers, alleging a "negligent and illicit trade" that encourages smuggling and drug violence in its territory, the foreign ministry announced.

"We are confident in the legal quality of what we are presenting, we are going to litigate it with all seriousness, and we are going to win the trial, and we are going to manage to reduce the illicit trafficking of arms to Mexico drastically," said Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard at a press conference.

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