Mexico Federal Police overlooking drugs confiscated in Tijuana. AFP PHOTO

35 House Republicans and 4 Republican senators have filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals, in regards to the case of he Estados Unidos Mexicanos v. Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. The lawsuit was filed in 2021 by Mexico and it targeted U.S. arms manufacturers. Mexico state that they have been victimized by the endless flow of American rifles and other lethal guns that come across the border into their country. The four Republican senators who put their name on the brief were Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Sen. Rick Scott, North Carolina Sen. Ted Budd, and Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn.

According to the Daily Caller:

“Mexico’s arguments in this lawsuit don’t hold water, which is why the suit was thrown out in the district court last year. In sum, what the government of Mexico is trying to do is impose its own interpretation of American law on American businesses. This demonstrates a disregard for our Constitution and in particular, our Second Amendment,” Cruz told the Caller before filing the brief.

“They’re also ignoring the fact that Congress has exercised its authority by passing the law in question here, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), and the fact that the United States is a sovereign nation,” Cruz added.

The brief also defends the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a federal law that protects businesses that sell firearms from being held liable for harm caused by criminals who abuse those firearms.

Mexico’s claim is absurd and extremely hypocritical as drugs, including fentanyl, streams from their country into the U.S. and kills millions. The lawsuit by Mexico is almost to ridiculous to believe.


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