The government of Mexico is suing eleven gun manufacturers and suppliers in the United States, for getting their weapons into the hands of drug cartels in Mexico.
The suit has been filed in Massachusetts, claiming Smith and Wesson and Colt among others, routinely sold their guns to help arm Mexican drug cartels.
The lawsuits contends those guns have led to violence and death in Mexico.
Mexico has been complaining about U-S gun manufacturers for years, but this is the first time Mexico has filed suit.
Mexican officials say more than 36-thousand people died from gun violence in Mexico in 2018.
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