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Favorable decision for Mexico in lawsuit against U.S. gun stores

Mexico City, Mar 26 (Prensa Latina) The Federal District Court for the District of Arizona, based in the city of Tucson, ruled in favor of Mexico in its lawsuit against five gun stores located in that U.S. territory, the newspaper La Jornada highlights.

According to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Judge Rosemary Marquez considered that the establishments had several signs to know that the firearms they sold would end up in this Latin American country and would be used for illicit purposes.

Therefore, the Court recognized that Mexico has the right to sue on behalf of itself and its population, the text refers, highlighting the fact that the judge pointed out that the nation successfully argued that the stores do not enjoy immunity for their negligent business practices.

Mexico initiated the litigation in October 2022 arguing that such stores, according to traceability data, facilitate the trafficking of high-powered weapons into the country.

Following last night’s decision, the District Court may continue to study Mexico’s lawsuit, the Foreign Ministry said, noting that in the following stages evidence will be presented to demonstrate the negligent conduct of these establishments, seeking to obtain reparation for the damage that will be determined by the judge.