In Mexico, civilian handgun ownership is prohibited.
However, due to the continual movement of illicit commodities across the country, firearms remain prevalent.
Escalation of violence at the frontier has drawn the attention of the Mexican authorities to the origin of the country’s firearms: traffickers from the U.S.A.
Known as the “Iron River,” the Rio Grande has poured millions of guns into Latin America. Every year, an estimated 200,000 weapons are trafficked into Mexico, meeting the majority of the country’s illegal-firearm market.
“70 percent of guns claimed to have been seized in Mexico from 2014 to 2018 and submitted for identification was the U.S. sourced,” according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Weapons, and Explosive materials.
Drugs and persons are moving north, while weaponry and money are moving south. Cross-border smuggling has been happening for decades, with gangs raking in billions of dollars while facing varying degrees of enforcement.
The United States’ enforcement withdrawal provides a chance for narco-terrorist characterize in Mexico City.
When Mexico City is unwilling or unable to control broad areas of its border with the United States, pursuing lawsuits against American gun manufacturers is a low-risk, politically expedient way to deflect blame.
All of the billions of dollars of weapons left in Afghanistan by our president Slo-Joe 🤡 are being traded on the Black Market around the world enriching Afghan leaders.
Remember this the next time Dems complain about illegal guns. Remember the Americans he abandoned.
— Robert Coelho (@RobertC32854301) April 26, 2022
Fortunately, they’ve recruited 13 Democratic federal prosecutors to join their quest to eliminate weapons from the continent of North America.
The action, which was initiated by Mexico’s Foreign Ministry in August and supported by Democratic federal prosecutors in February, seeks $10 billion in losses from ten American firearms manufacturers.
Victory in court would strike a devastating blow to guns manufacturers and open the door to future lawsuits aimed at ending civilian-firearm production.
After overcoming her reservations about foreign involvement, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey stated her intention to join the Federales in their fight against the heinous manufacturing workers of Smith & Wesson in Springfield, MA.
Kim Foxx, a Chicago attorney who has dismissed 30% of criminal charges in her area, was likewise pleased to join the lawsuit. Of course, she only does so because she is a staunch supporter of the rule of law.
We Have Seen This All Before
Republicans are used to Democrats making strong moral statements regarding gun control. The Democrats’ gun-blame shtick is old and true, from Robert O’Rourke through to Lori Lightfoot.
However, for one conservative, the Mexico lawsuit represents a new level of gun-control extremism: To strike a de facto death blow to the 2nd Amendment, are Democratic attorney general partnering with Mexico against American companies and employees in their own states?
I’m waiting for Dems & libs to say murder statistics are racist as are guns. Just wait, they will claim this. Companies that loudly supported BLM fall silent when confronted with skyrocketing Black murdershttps://t.co/CZknAujGTZ
— footmdrph (@footmdrph) April 26, 2022
It’s a shock. However, it eventually passes the sniff test.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador is the leader of a systematically criminal regime that ignores violence, obscures crime’s origins, and ignores the rule of law.
The mayors of Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York are the same way.
It was just a matter of time before the like-minded people abandoned their responsibilities to their fellow citizens and banded together to make avoiding criminal culpability a global phenomenon.