This is a discussion on US-Mexico Border, Drugs and Weapons within the Law Enforcement, Military & Homeland Security Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by libertarian5 There have been over 6,000 people killed in Mexico in the current campaign against the cartels. That's more than we've lost ...
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Cooking the numbers on drug cartels' arms
We have been treated to a plethora of news reports about the Mexican drug cartel wars and the fighting spilling over our Southern border.
Attorney General Eric Holder and Mexican officials purport that law-abiding U.S. gun owners and the Second Amendment are to blame. On news channels, we are lectured by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials that 90 percent of the guns originated in the U.S. This appears to be an egregious misuse of data.
Fox News reported the entire statistical picture, which made more sense. It turns out 90 percent of the traceable guns seized by Mexican officials originated in the U.S., which accounted for only 17 percent of all of the firearms seized by the Mexican government.
Eight-three percent of the firearms confiscated in Mexico have never been available at U.S. gun stores or shows. Drug cartel leaders are not going to buy semi-automatic only, expensive copies from the U.S. when they can buy military-grade ordnance much cheaper on the world arms market. It appears this administration and its media allies have no problem misusing statistical data to mislead the American people.
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