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May 04, 2009 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: SWHC

I think we can add this to the number of reasons that many of us are long SWHC (kudos to abitare for the inital call of course).  Bill Tucker reports:

Now, of course, we know now that Barack Obama and Eric Holder are lying when they say that American guns account for the majority of crimes caused in Mexico, as this report detailed:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2009/04/02/myth-percent-guns-mexico-fraction-number-claimed/ 

There's just one problem with the 90 percent "statistic" and it's a big one:

It's just not true.

In fact, it's not even close. By all accounts, it's probably around 17 percent.

What's true, an ATF spokeswoman told FOXNews.com, in a clarification of the statistic used by her own agency's assistant director, "is that over 90 percent of the traced firearms originate from the U.S."

But a large percentage of the guns recovered in Mexico do not get sent back to the U.S. for tracing, because it is obvious from their markings that they do not come from the U.S.

And for the doubters out there, I refer back to this post where I relayed an interview an email I received from a close friend who works for the Border Patrol:

The weapon of choice for cartel enforcers is the AK-47.  This is an "assault weapon" easily available in the US.  However, cartels are now arming themselves with frag grenades, RPGs, M-60s, .50cal machine guns, and .50cal barrett rifles.  Those are most likely hemorrhaged from corrupt Mexican military units.

Think people.  Put the pieces together.  What is happening here?

David in Qatar

5 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On May 04, 2009 at 4:06 AM, maxhoffa (< 20) wrote:

not a huge fan of fox news or the NRA . . . but i believe that report

90% is a huge, huge number statistically speaking.  i'm not even sure 90% of the guns used to commit crime in AMERICA can be linked to america, let alone mexico.

 90% of the guns in mexico come from here?  nope.  not a chance.

this is another 'swine flu' incident, driven by crappy data, hysterics, and agendas.  

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#2) On May 04, 2009 at 5:46 AM, BullMktAg (< 20) wrote:

David in Qatar -

Why do you advertise that you're in Qatar?

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#3) On May 04, 2009 at 6:28 AM, whereaminow (20.95) wrote:

To differentiate myself from other David's.  I hear it's a popular name.

David in Qatar

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#4) On May 04, 2009 at 9:42 AM, 100ozRound (29.40) wrote:

Propaganda

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#5) On May 04, 2009 at 12:21 PM, lenri (70.88) wrote:

Max and 100

What is propaganda...the assault against the 2nd amendment or the reporting of it? If you suggest it was the reporting of it then we are in worst trouble than I thought. You may not be a fan of the NRA or Fox (or in this case CNN-Lou Dobbs) but you should at least tune in once in awhile if you wish to preserve your liberties. You will not hear anything like this on MSNBC, the old grey whore of NY or any of the major networks. They are all so entrenched in Obama's butt that they tickle his tonsils.

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