You’ve heard it over and over again. From every dark corner of the good old US of A, the gun grabbers are growling the same lie over and over again. “Ninety percent of all Mexican crime guns are traced back to the United States.”
Eternally-gun-grabbing Billary parroted it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City. Bob Schieffer regurgitated it while interviewing President Obama on CBS. Dianne Feinstein moaned at a Senate hearing that “it is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges, police officers and mayors … come from the United States.” William Hoover, assistant director for field operations at the BATFE, testified in the House of Representatives that “there is more than enough evidence to indicate that over 90 percent of the firearms that have either been recovered in, or interdicted in transport to Mexico, originated from various sources within the United States.”
So, if 90% are coming from the States, why do they never bother to speculate where are the other two thirds coming from?
What? You say that doesn’t add up? You’re right, it doesn’t.
Fox News tells that the Mexican Attorney General has said that, of about 29,000 weapons recovered in ’07 and ’08, only about 11,000 were even submitted for tracing. Out of that 11,000, only six thousand turned out to be actually traceable.
Simple math tells you that these clowns have no idea at all where 80% of all those guns came from in the first place. They could be from China, the Middle East, former Eastern Bloc nations… hell, the damn things could be from the Easter bunny, for all they can say for sure.
But hey, why let little details like that mess up a good gun grab, right?