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Smith & Wesson Accused of Arming Mexican Drug Cartels
Mexico’s government files suit alleging the gun manufacturer knowingly sells guns to cartels.
September 2, 2021
Smith & Wesson (SWBI), a gun maker, disclosed it and other firearms manufacturers are being sued in a Massachusetts court by the Mexican government over their alleged roles in arming drug cartels. In its latest 10-Q, Smith & Wesson reports Mexico is:
“...claiming defendants design, market, distribute, and sell firearms in ways they know routinely arm the drug cartels in Mexico.”
In the suit, Mexico accuses Smith & Wesson of intentionally designing guns so they may easily be turned into “military-style assault weapons”:
“Defendants design these guns to be easily modified to fire automatically and to be readily transferable on the criminal market in Mexico.”
Related: RGR, VSTO, OLN, POWW
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