Why 1 Lawsuit Is Based On NONSENSE


Lawsuits, like every tool, have their place. For example, the multiple lawsuits filed against the Biden administration’s illegal use of executive orders to try to implement red flag laws and even more gun control across the nation because they couldn’t get it through Congress. Those lawsuits are the right thing because those executive orders need to be torn to shreds.

But, like every tool, lawsuits can also be used in ridiculous ways, and lawsuits are used for harassment far too often.

In fact, many (including me) would argue that all lawsuits against gun manufacturers trying to blame those manufacturers for gun violence are utterly absurd. Those manufacturers never forced anyone to pull a trigger, and lawsuits against those manufacturers are nothing but harassment to try to punish them for providing a product that law-abiding people like you and me want to own for our own personal safety.


Another lawsuit against firearms manufacturers has come up that you may not have heard of, and that lawsuit is the country of Mexico is suing Smith & Wesson, trying to blame Smith & Wesson for their gun violence problem. Predictably, seventeen anti-2A attorney generals from U.S. states and Washington, D.C. joined in to try to pile on against Smith & Wesson.

The whole thing is wrongheaded in every way possible. In fact, the problem that Mexico is trying to blame Smith & Wesson for isn’t even remotely Smith & Wesson’s fault. John Seiler explains:

The announcement [from California Attorney General Rob Bonta] adds:

“In Mexico, legally purchasing a firearm is nearly impossible. The country has one gun store and issues fewer than 50 gun permits per year. Despite this, an estimated 200,000 firearms are trafficked into Mexico from the United States every year.

He doesn’t see it—or won’t tell us. The problem in Mexico is not too many guns, but too few. The cartels have weapons, but the citizens don’t and can’t shoot back. Currently, there are about 52,799 gun stores in Estados Unidos—or one for every 6,250 people. Plus gun shows. And a legacy of gun ownership going back well before the country’s glorious founding in blaze of Revolutionary self-defense using guns against King George III’s tyranny in 1776.

It’s hard to gain an estimate, but a reasonable one from The Trace puts it at “about 352 million guns in circulation,” out of 465 million produced since 1899.

America does have a problem with drug cartels becoming more active. But the problems we’ve been reading about lately in Mexico of kidnapping Americans for ransom are much less likely to occur here, because the cartels know we citizens are heavily armed.

That’s right. Cartel kidnapping of Americans rarely happens in the U.S., where guns are relatively common, but those kidnappings are common in Mexico where legal private gun ownership is rare.

It’s not hard to see the correlation. It’s the same correlation that we see in Chicago, Baltimore, and other major U.S. cities who have implemented strict gun control. Gun violence has increased with the stricter gun control, almost certainly because law-abiding private citizens can’t shoot back.

Mexico’s lawsuit against Smith & Wesson is based on a nonsense premise that guns (and gun manufacturers) are the problem. The truth of the matter is that more guns are the solution to their violence problem.



  1. Nice play on words ESTADOS UNIDOS = united ( ununited ) States .
    Our administration does not want us to speak anything that might open the eyes of people, trust us with guns, and now trying to go CASHLESS because they want to know where we spend OUR MONEY …
    They obviously don’t trust us to make our own decisions,besides they don’t follow the Constitution the way it is written…

  2. i sure wish people who should know better would stop using the term “gun violence” when what they are actually attempting to describe is “violence that employs the use of a firearm as the assailants weapon”. Even in the case where violence occurs and a firearm is employed, multitudes of innocent lives are defended against aggressors and not harmed at all. Our own linguistic imprecision due to laziness, especially when it employs the false terminology of enemies of liberty and sovereignty is frequently our worst enemy in defending against their ongoing assault upon us.

  3. I’m 57 years old and I have never seen our government try taking our guns away and our rights to have them until now. We have to stand up for ourselves and tell the Government that you’re not taking my Guns rights away from me

  4. Article says manufacturers being sued “to punish them”.

    That is not accurate.

    The lawsuits are a back door way to extinguish our Second Amendment right. No less than that !

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