An international effort by foreign countries, led by Mexico, to sue American firearm manufacturers has garnered the support of over a dozen American states.
As reported by the Daily Caller, efforts by Mexico to sue American manufacturers first began in August, when far-left anti-gun groups lobbied the Mexican government to file such a lawsuit. Mexico eventually filed a civil suit, claiming that the manufacturing of weapons has led to the rise in gun violence in Mexico due to the availability of such weapons.
The lawsuit has garnered the support of multiple states, with over a dozen states signing an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit. Among the states that have joined the effort are California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, and Connecticut, as well as Washington, D.C.
In a separate amicus brief, over two dozen district attorneys throughout the country have voiced their support for the lawsuit as well, including Kim Foxx in Chicago, Chesa Boudin in San Francisco, George Gascon in Los Angeles, and Larry Krasner in Philadelphia; all of these district attorneys, who were elected after being heavily funded by far-left billionaire Goerge Soros, have become notorious for implementing policies that are soft on crime.
Mexico’s lawsuit, despite being filed in a federal court in the United States, ultimately asks the court to ignore American laws and the Second Amendment of the Constitution altogether, and to instead make its ruling under Mexican law, which would allow for the manufacturers to be held liable for violent acts committed using guns that they manufactured and distributed.
Trying to blame gun manufacturers for gun violence is a tactic that has long been proposed by the Left, but only recently gained traction since Joe Biden came to power. In July of last year, New York became the first state in the nation to pass a law that would allow gun manufacturers and gun stores to be liable in any civil suits that would result from their firearms being used to commit crimes. Several of the most prominent gun manufacturers in the country subsequently filed a lawsuit demanding that the law be struck down as unconstitutional.