Those Pesky, Misleading Statistics. Again.

So, which is it?

ATF: 70 percent of guns found in Mexico come from US

Nearly 70 percent of all guns found in Mexico came from the U.S. over the past four years, according to data released by the federal government on Thursday.


More than 68,000 of the 99,691 firearms that were recovered between 2007 and 2011, and submitted to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for trace testing, were either made in the U.S. or legally brought into the U.S. at one point, according to the agency.

Those 2 statements do not convey the same information. How many firearms were recovered total during this period? How many were never submitted to the ATF for trace testing? (Here’s a hint – that ATF report doesn’t bother to provide that information)

And doesn’t this directly contradict the 90% canard?


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