In case you missed it, the Mexican government had the audacity to file a $10 billion lawsuit against a long list of top U.S. gun manufacturers, in an attempt to place blame on the companies for the high rates of gun violence that occurs as a result of bad guys using the firearms they create.
Thankfully, it didn't take a Boston-based federal judge long to throw the asinine case out, according to the Daily Caller.
"While the court has considerable sympathy for the people of Mexico, and none whatsoever for those who traffic guns to Mexican criminal organizations, it is duty-bound to follow the law," Judge F. Dennis Saylor said in his ruling, citing the law created to prevent gun manufacturers from being held responsible for the bad guys who use them in acts of violence.
The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), passed in 2005, was the law referenced by the judge.
Judge F. Dennis Saylor in Boston ruled Mexico’s claims did not overcome the broad protection provided to gun manufacturers by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act passed in 2005. https://t.co/JUR2C7FH9s
— Sandra Guy (@sandraguy) October 1, 2022
Interestingly, the Mexican Foreign Affairs Ministry, which apparently doesn't have much else to do, will reportedly seek an appeal against the ruling. That means it will spend considerable time and money only to be shot down -- no pun intended -- once again.
You can see the 44 page ruling here, Sept. 30, 2022, almost 14 months after Mexico filed the lawsuit:https://t.co/VhVGp7bpEo
— Ioan Grillo (@ioangrillo) September 30, 2022
It's unclear when the Mexican government will file an appeal.
Perhaps concentrating on the root causes of gun violence would be a better use of time and resources for the Mexican government.