Court’s Dismissal of Mexico’s Lawsuit Against US Gun Makers, The Right Move

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NSSF is pleased the court dismissed Mexico’s misguided and baseless lawsuit against members of the firearm industry that sought to blame them for Mexico’s unwillingness and inability to bring Mexican drug cartels to justice in Mexican courtrooms. IMG iStock-683332844

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- NSSF is pleased the court dismissed Mexico’s misguided and baseless lawsuit against members of the firearm industry that sought to blame them for Mexico’s unwillingness and inability to bring Mexican drug cartels to justice in Mexican courtrooms.

The court correctly dismissed the case by properly applying the bipartisan Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) that bars lawsuits against firearm manufacturers and sellers for the criminal misuse by remote third parties, here Mexican cartels, of lawfully sold firearms. Like the court, we sympathize with the plight of the Mexican people and the criminal violence involving illegal firearms they have endured. However, the crime that is devastating the people of Mexico is not the fault of members of the firearm industry, that under U.S. law, can only sell their lawful products to Americans exercising their Second Amendment rights after passing a background check.

The court also held firearm advertisements, which is commercial speech protected by the First Amendment, but that gun control advocates, like Mexico’s lawyers from the Brady Center, may dislike and find distasteful, are not “false, misleading or deceptive” nor are they “unlawful or immoral, unethical, oppressive or unscrupulous,” as alleged by Mexico.

Despite Mexico’s failed lawsuit, NSSF will continue to cooperate with law enforcement to prevent the criminal acquisition of firearms including our two-decade anti-straw purchasing campaign with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) entitled Don’t Lie for the Other Guy.  Last Month, at the request of ATF, NSSF relaunched the program in the greater Phoenix area.  NSSF is also actively advocating that Congress provide the Department of Homeland Security with more resources to interdict firearms being illegally smuggled to Mexico from the United States.


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Jonesy

I believe this is the second time Mexico has run this lawsuit.
Now they might have a better case if they Sue for the “fast and furious” debacle and name Obama and Holder as co defendants

Boom

You’re going to get 30 up votes for this.

musicman44mag

NSSF will continue to cooperate with law enforcement to prevent the criminal acquisition of firearms including our two-decade anti-straw purchasing campaign with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) entitled Don’t Lie for the Other Guy.  Last Month, at the request of ATF, NSSF relaunched the program in the greater Phoenix area. NSSF is also actively advocating that Congress provide the Department of Homeland Security with more resources to interdict firearms being illegally smuggled to Mexico from the United States. Wonderful. You forgot the one traitor that gets away with it. DOJ!!!!! Even our own government has a history of selling… Read more »

Roland T. Gunner

Mexican citizens need all the guns they can get, to take their country back from the cartels and their own worthless government.

Ope

Roland, As far as Mexico,I didn’t realize there were any Mexicans left in Mexico.

GomeznSA

Roland – I’m sure you already know that there is ONLY one gun store in the entire country. Juan seis pack ‘might’ be allowed to shop there IF he has the correct connections. And is willing to make at least 2 trips to the shop with afaik at least SIX months between visits, gotta make sure he is pure enough to maybe be granted the ‘privilege’ of owning a single gun with a very limited amount of ammo. The caliber is extremely limited – cannot be military or LE grade. Meanwhile, the cartelistas can (an do) get any guns they… Read more »

Finnky

What is funny is that anti-civil rights activists point at Mexico as the only other country in world with free and legal access to guns for civilians.

“These people” never cease to amaze me. Lying, misleading, violence… nothing seems beyond them in their efforts to achieve their distopian utopia.

Coelacanth

Mexico is a Narco-state. It’s been verified.

Roland T. Gunner

Stop holding hands and playing nice with the AFT.

DIYinSTL

Remember O’bama saying 85% of the cartel’s guns were from the U.S.? The real number was about 11%. Of the small number that the Mexican authorities asked the FBI to check the hit rate was about 84%. Look up “GAO Firearms Trafficking Report d09709” for details if you want to verify.

hippybiker

”Holy Gun Runners, BatFags!” Didn’t we loose billions of dollars in equipment in Vietnam and then “Biden the Boob” abandoned Billions more in Afghanistan? That’s where some the Military hardware the Cartels are using good comes from! As well as clandestine weapons dealers world wide!
The “Brady Bunch” are hypocritical Assholes!