Mexico sues U.S. gun manufacturers for violence

Assault rifles smuggled into Mexico from U.S. gun manufacturers

Assault rifles smuggled into Mexico from U.S. gun manufacturers

The Mexican government is suing U.S. gun manufacturers for contributing to violence, the Dallas Morning News has reported.

The report said many initiatives have been discussed and many actions taken both in Mexico and the United States to curb the trafficking of weapons from the United States to Mexico, without concrete results.

According to the report, the Mexican government has now taken a strategic and significant legal action against the root causes of weapons trafficking to Mexico.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico concluded that the same lax rules that allow individuals in the U.S. to acquire deadly weapons, allow transnational criminal organisations to purchase guns, rifles and assault weapons from supermarkets, gun shows and even the internet.

On August 3, 2019, a gunman shot and killed 23 people and injured 23 others at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, United States.