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22 January 2024

Landmark court decision allows Mexico’s unprecedented lawsuit against gun manufacturers to proceed

Global Action on Gun Violence

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The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit t became the first court to uphold the right of a sovereign country to sue the gun industry, allowing the Government of Mexico to pursue its lawsuit to hold gun manufacturers liable for facilitating gun violence. This recessed a trial court ruling that held that the federal gun industry shield law (PLCAA) prohibited the lawsuit from going forward.