The Times podcast: Mexico’s lawsuit against American guns

Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas
In this Jan. 19, 2016, file photo, handguns are displayed at the Smith & Wesson booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. The Mexican government sued U.S. gun manufacturers and distributors on Aug. 4, 2021, in federal court in Boston, arguing that their commercial practices have unleashed tremendous bloodshed in Mexico.
(John Locher / Associated Press)

Gun violence has killed more than 100,000 people in Mexico over the last decade. Yet most of the guns involved are illegal, smuggled into the country from the U.S. Now, the Mexican government has had enough.

Today, we talk about a federal lawsuit filed by Mexico against American gun manufacturers that seeks to reduce the bloodshed.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times opinion columnist Jean Guerrero

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About The Times

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