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SCOTUS May Allow Mexico to File $10bn Lawsuit Against Gun Makers

If allowed to proceed, this lawsuit filed by Mexico against U.S. gun manufacturers could erode Second Amendment rights.

In a bold overreach that smacks more of political theatre than genuine legal grievance, Mexico has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to let its $10 billion lawsuit against U.S. gun manufacturers proceed. This legal maneuver is less about justice and more about exploiting U.S. laws to undermine our firearms industry and chip away at the Second Amendment rights of American citizens. With gun control activists cheering from the sidelines, it’s clear this is yet another attempt to cripple an industry integral to American liberty under the guise of international diplomacy.

Mexico‘s contention hinges on blaming U.S. manufacturers for violence within its borders, arguing that these companies have flooded Mexico with firearms, thus exacerbating violence and crime. This narrative conveniently ignores the complex socio-economic and governance challenges that are the root causes of such violence in Mexico. Instead, it seeks to hold American companies accountable for Mexico’s internal security failures, leveraging tragic events to push a broader anti-gun agenda.

The reality is that this lawsuit, if allowed to proceed, sets a dangerous precedent. It invites foreign powers to seek control over American businesses through our courts, circumventing our legislative process and the will of the American people. It’s a backdoor to imposing foreign standards on American rights and industries, and it flies in the face of sovereignty and the principles of national governance. This isn’t just an affront to the gun industry; it’s a challenge to every American’s right to self-defense as enshrined in the Second Amendment.

It’s imperative that the Supreme Court steps in to reaffirm the boundaries of foreign influence on American jurisprudence and halt this misuse of our court system to achieve policy goals that couldn’t be reached through democratic means. Mexico’s lawsuit is an overt attempt to legislate U.S. gun policy from abroad, disregarding American law and the rights of American citizens. If allowed to succeed, it would open the floodgates for further foreign challenges to U.S. sovereignty, creating a legal battleground where foreign interests could undermine American constitutional rights.

The Supreme Court must act to protect the integrity of our legal system and reaffirm that the United States will not allow its laws and rights to be manipulated by foreign entities seeking to impose their will upon us. This case isn’t just about guns; it’s about defending the very fabric of our national sovereignty.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.