The Obama Administration Lies About Number Of US Firearms Going Into Mexico

4-3-09

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Of course the anti Second Amendment hacks in the Obama administration are going to lie about this completely conjured up garbage of guns flowing from the United States into Mexico, that shouldn’t be a shock to anyone. These people are hell bent on destroying our Constitution and removing citizen’s rights and protections from government tyranny contained within and this U.S.-firearms-to-Mexico fallacy is just another attempt to accomplish their goals.

The drug cartels primarily utilize military grade weaponry including fully automatic true assault weapons obtained from Mexican military arsenals via theft or through corrupt government officials. In addition it is far less expensive to purchase weapons from rogue nations or on the black market than it is paying full retail at a U.S. gun store. Think I’m kidding? Go to any gun store and take a peek at the prices for yourself, that’s if they have any inventory to look at.

Those unfamiliar with purchasing a firearm at a licensed dealer will also discover that 99.9% of proprietors of such are very careful about who they sell to and meticulously follow the rules and regulations involved in the transfer of firearm ownership. Anyone who thinks it’s easy for an illegal alien, or some other shady character, to just go strolling into a gun shop and walk out with armfuls of firearms simply has no idea how these transactions take place.

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Ironically the very governmental agency tasked with keeping this country’s firearm dealers in line seems to have quite a bit of trouble keeping track of their own gun inventory.

From cnn.com,

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Wednesday it is changing its ways after an audit showed that the agency was losing guns and laptops, often through carelessness.

According to a Justice Department audit released Wednesday, the inspector general reported the ATF was unable to account for 76 weapons and 418 laptops over the past five years.

The report said the rate of loss had tripled since the last audit was conducted by the ATF’s then-parent agency, the Treasury Department.

“It is especially troubling that ATF’s rate of loss for weapons was nearly double that of the FBI and DEA,” the report said.

ATF Director Michael Sullivan said he agreed with most of the report’s findings.

“We are revising our procedures of reporting losses of weapons or laptops,” Sullivan said.

Of the 76 missing weapons, 35 were stolen from agents’ homes, hotel rooms or vehicles, the report said. Some of the others were left in public places or lost in shipping — or their losses were still unexplained.

Two of the stolen guns were used to commit crimes, the report said. One was used to shoot through the window of a residence, and the other was recovered from suspects arrested on burglary charges.

You can be sure if the BATF said 76 weapons were missing it’s more like triple that amount because that is how all government agencies work. Nice work guys.

Getting back on track with the U.S. to Mexico Obama administration gun lie even the left leaning L.A. Times gets it,

Reporting from Zihuatanejo, Mexico, and Mexico City — It was a brazen assault, not just because it targeted the city’s police station, but for the choice of weapon: grenades.

The Feb. 21 attack on police headquarters in coastal Zihuatanejo, which injured four people, fit a disturbing trend of Mexico’s drug wars. Traffickers have escalated their arms race, acquiring military-grade weapons, including hand grenades, grenade launchers, armor-piercing munitions and antitank rockets with firepower far beyond the assault rifles and pistols that have dominated their arsenals.

Most of these weapons are being smuggled from Central American countries or by sea, eluding U.S. and Mexican monitors who are focused on the smuggling of semiauto- matic and conventional weapons purchased from dealers in the U.S. border states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

(please read the rest of this latimes.com article here>>>)

The story that 90% of the firearms used in Mexico by drug cartels come from the U.S. by many in the Obama administration is demonstrably false.

You’ve heard this shocking “fact” before — on TV and radio, in newspapers, on the Internet and from the highest politicians in the land: 90 percent of the weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States.

— Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City.

— CBS newsman Bob Schieffer referred to it while interviewing President Obama.

— California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said at a Senate hearing: “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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 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.”

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. The fact is, only 17 percent of guns found at Mexican crime scenes have been traced to the U.S.

(please read the rest of this foxnews.com article here>>>)

The truth of the matter is yes some guns do make their way from the U.S. into Mexico if nothing else because of our proximity to one another just like an overwhelming number of illegal aliens and untold tons of drugs flow into the U.S. from south of the border. Who’s fault is that?

The federal government is responsible for securing the borders yet those in a position to do something about this important issue refuse to do anything about it. We could stop the flow of illegals, drugs and guns in a heartbeat if it wasn’t for the Democrats banking on illegal aliens as a near future reliable voting block or Republicans afraid of pissing off the Hispanic community.

The bottom line is Obama and his cronies are looking for any opening, any opportunity to begin their upcoming and certain fatal attack on our Second Amendment and they’ll stop at nothing and stoop to any depth to get their way. There is little doubt they are hoping this completely bogus guns into Mexico farce is a firm stepping stone in that direction. You can bet your Glock on it.

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