Last Thursday, the President proclaimed, “More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that line our shared border.”
Those of us who are concerned that our second amendment rights are about to be trampled on have more than a sneaking suspicion that this manufactured gun smuggling “crisis” is going to be used to justify gun bans and restrictions.
You can call me a conspiracy theorist and give me a tin foil hat, but it turns out that 90 percent is really about 17 percent.
In a depends on the definition of “is” moment, Obama spokesperson Denis McDonough told FOX News on Saturday, “By recovered he means traceable, guns traced back to the United States.” I admit, I haven’t had as much schoolin’ as most of the Obama administration’s posse, but I do know the definitions of both traceable and recovered, and they are quite different.
Follow this if you can folks, Here’s how they got to the 90 percent number:
In 2007-2008, the ATF submitted 11,000 guns to the ATF for tracing.
Those 11,000 firearms were part of the 29,000 firearms Mexican officials recovered at crime scenes.
ATF states that 0f the 11,000 firearms submitted to U.S. officials for tracing, 6,000 could be traced somewhere because of the serial numbers or other distinctive markings.
Of those 6,000 firearms, 5,114 or 90 percent, were found to have been smuggled from the U.S.
Wow, and I thought I had math defeciencies!
Let’s try that again without all of the BS:
29,000 firearms were recovered at crime scenes by Mexican officials.
Of those 29.000 firearms, 5,114 were found to have been smuggled into Mexico from the US.
That’s 17.6 percent.
The worst part about this story isn’t the blatant lying and manipulation of the facts, but that Obama’s spokespeople have repeatedly stated that they stand by the 90 percent statement.
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