The Mexican Gun Canard Explained

Greg finds a piece that does a nice job of simplifying what shouldn’t have been a complicated issue in the first place (at least until the MSM decided to mis-report it overandoverandoverandoverand….).

Of any stockpile of cartel weapons confiscated by Mexican authorities — let’s say 100 weapons — the Obama administration’s 90 percent lie would have you believe that 90 of them came form U.S. gun shops. In reality: of any 100 guns recovered by Mexican authorities, only 20 had any markings on them suggesting they were made in or imported through the United States. The other 80 guns come from the overseas black market, Central and South American regimes with poor munitions control, and corrupt officials within the Mexican government itself.

The 20 guns that looked like they were probably from the U.S.? They get turned over to the ATF for tracing. Of those 20, the ATF is able to confirm 18 of them were indeed from the United States.

That’s 18 out of 100, not 18 out of 20.

Further, of the 18 guns successfully traced, just under 8 actually came from gun shops, and the average age of each weapon was ten years old.

Honestly, anyone with basic reading comprehension skills could look at this GAO report and figure this out.


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