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04 April 2023

Mexico Appeals in Case Against Gun Manufacturers

León Castellanos-Jankiewicz | Just Security

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This article discusses Mexico’s civil complaint against seven gun manufacturers and one gun wholesaler in the US District of Massachusetts on the grounds that the government of Mexico and its people have been “victimised” by the flow of US “lethal guns” across the border to criminal entities in Mexico. It reviews Mexico’s appeal, which argues that the district court erred in defining the focus of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act so broadly as to apply it extraterritorially to facts and injuries occurring abroad.