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Mexican Government Files Suit Against Connecticut Gun Manufacturer For Cartel

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Damian Dovarganes
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AP

Mexico has filed a lawsuit against U.S. gun manufacturers, including Colt Manufacturing in Connecticut.

The lawsuit claims these companies are aware their products are crossing the Mexican border and fueling cartel gun violence.

The Hartford Courant reports the Mexican government claims Colt’s Manufacturing is behind the production of over 2,000 assault rifles recovered in Mexico over the last two decades. That’s a number higher than any other gun manufacturer.

A federal court in Massachusetts has agreed to hear the case.

John is a former news fellow with WSHU Public Radio.