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26 Mar 2024

The Guardian

Mexico: A trial court in Arizona ruled that the Mexican government may proceed in its case against US gun dealers

"Arizona court rules Mexico can proceed with lawsuit against five US gun dealers", 26 March 2024.

A trial court in Arizona has ruled that the Mexican government may proceed in its trailblazing lawsuit against five US gun dealers, who stand accused of facilitating gun trafficking across the border into Mexico. Mexico argues that the companies’ marketing campaigns and distribution practices mean that they are legally responsible for the bloodshed that their guns contribute to...Some 70% of the guns used in homicides in Mexico have serial numbers that can be traced back to US gun shops...Between the two cases, Mexico is seeking $25bn in damages. But it also seeks to shine a light on industry practices and force change, thereby reducing the flow of weapons into Mexico and the gun violence they add to...