CBS News: Mexico wants to sue U.S. gun makers

Once again, the Government of Mexico demonstrates its hostility toward the 2nd Amendment rights of US citizens. Despite the growing mountain of evidence that the US retail firearms market is not1 a major source of the weapons they’ve seized, the Mexican government continues to demand that the US void its Constitution. Now, according to CBS News, Mexico City is taking a page from Michael Bloomberg’s playbook…

CBS News has learned that the Mexican Government has retained an American law firm to explore filing civil charges against U.S. gun manufacturers and distributors over the flood of guns crossing the border into Mexico.

Sources say Mexico’s frustration with U.S. efforts to stop the flow of weapons has pushed them into this novel approach. The law firm is looking at charges that may include civil RICO. The contract was signed on November 2, 2010 by a representative of Mexico’s Attorney General, at their Washington embassy.

Of course, The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act has already put the kibosh on similar suites filed by various American cities; but the firm the Mexicans have retained thinks that they’ve found an angle to work.

Stay tuned.

1Discounting, of course, retail firearms sold to ATF-approved straw-purchasers and smugglers!