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Glock Calls Mexico Lawsuit Against Gun Manufacturers ‘Baseless’

Aug. 5, 2021, 5:03 PM

Glock Inc. will “vigorously” defend itself against a “baseless” lawsuit brought by Mexico that accuses firearm manufacturers of contributing to gang violence, the company said Thursday, in reply to written questions.

Mexico filed suit in a U.S. court Wednesday against U.S.-based manufacturers, including Glock, Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. and Sturm, Ruger and Co., arguing that the companies “wreak havoc in Mexican society, by persistently supplying a torrent of guns to the drug cartels.”

In 2019, 17,000 Mexican citizens were murdered with guns manufactured in the U.S., compared to 14,000 citizens of the U.S itself, according to the suit. This ...