United States Guns Are NOT Being Used in Violent Crimes in Mexico (The Lie Exposed)
The recent uptick in violence at the Mexican border is going to be used as a conduit for the United States government to begin establishing strict gun control laws. This is going to be just the excuse that the biggest enemy to the second amendment ever to hold the White House was looking for to implement his usurpation of the constitution.
Every time that we hear a politician talk about the violence in Mexico and along the border we inevitably hear about the fact that the criminals are smuggling the guns into Mexico from the United States.
The anti-gun politicians like to say that 90% of the guns used in crimes in Mexico and along the border were purchased in the United States. That is an outright lie. It is fuzzy math and it is being used as the beginning arguments by gun control advocates.
The 90% number is a real number but it is being out of context. As the linked article points out; 90% of the guns sent to the ATF to be traced did in fact originate in the United States, but 68% of the guns recovered at crime scenes were not sent to the ATF for tracing. Most of these guns were not sent to the ATF for tracing because it was evident by their markings that they did not come from the United States. There was no need for the United States to trace them.
That means the percentage of weapons recovered at Mexican crime scenes that were traced back to the United States was 17%, in other words 83% of weapons recovered at Mexican crime scenes were not traceable to the United States. A reversal of nearly 180 degrees.
On a side note; another interesting fact is that of the 17% of the guns that were traced back to the United States, many were legally sold by Colt to the Mexican government for issue to the Mexican military. Perhaps we would be better served to investigate how weapons sold to the Mexican military ended up in the hands of the drug cartel.
Here are the numbers quoted in the article:
In 2007-2008, according to ATF Special Agent William Newell, Mexico submitted 11,000 guns to the ATF for tracing. Close to 6,000 were successfully traced — and of those, 90 percent — 5,114 to be exact, according to testimony in Congress by William Hoover — were found to have come from the U.S.
But in those same two years, according to the Mexican government, 29,000 guns were recovered at crime scenes.
In other words, 68 percent of the guns that were recovered were never submitted for tracing. And when you weed out the roughly 6,000 guns that could not be traced from the remaining 32 percent, it means 83 percent of the guns found at crime scenes in Mexico could not be traced to the U.S.
This whole notion that it is the United States’ fault that criminals in Mexico are killing people is bullshit. This is a lie being propagated by the anti-gun crowd, activists and politicians, and it is probably being done at the behest of the president. He is all too willing to let the lie unfurl and grow because he wants an excuse to implement radical gun control laws.
The president wants people to see the Mexican violence and he wants us to think that we are to blame, he wants us to say “we have to do something.” And then he will swoop in and infringe upon our second amendment rights.
The law abiding citizens of this country will have to suffer because the government will not enforce the laws that we already have. The law abiding citizen will have to suffer because Mexico won’t enforce the laws that it has. The law abiding citizens will have to suffer because we won’t prosecute the criminals who actually are committing the crimes. We are being politically prosecuted while the criminals walk free.
The gun control advocates are pointing to the fact that 90% of the traced guns came from the United States while at the same time ignoring the fact that another 68% of the guns were not traced at all because it was known they didn’t come from the United States. At best this lie is dishonest, at worst it is criminal.
In their desperation to find an issue that can be used to write new gun laws they have found an issue they hope will find them sympathy and they have twisted the numbers around. How they reach their goal doesn’t matter to them, as long as they reach it.
The lie has been exposed.