Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Big Gun Lie

As usual the media elite have their own agenda and the truth is not part of it. It is stupefying when you think about it. I never had the numbers on the weapons in Mexico used by the cartels, but I knew that most of their weapons were of the fully automatic type. Weapons that are not available here on the open market. In fact weapons that are illegal for most Americans to own. Simple me, I knew these things, but the so-called reports who supposedly have many sources cannot even figure this out. I also realized that many weapons were coming up from central America. The anti-gun lobby along with the drive-by media have an agenda here and truth to the American people is not high on their list.

Below is an article by Mike Sargent on this subject:

In Reality, Nearly Ninety Percent of Mexican Cartel Weapons DON'T Come From U.S.

Apparently, America’s love of firearms has not rubbed off on our Mexican neighbors quite as much as the mainstream media led us to believe.

It has been widely reported that 90 percent of the weapons used in the Mexican drug cartel wars come from America. As it turns out, that statistic is simply incorrect. According to the figures obtained from ICE and ATF officials by Fox News, only about 17 percent of the weapons recovered from cartel-related crime scenes in Mexico actually originate in the United States.

Correspondent William LaJeunesse in an April 2 report (first aired at 12:27PM, then a shorter segment with an ATF agent at 2:55PM:

According to the Mexican Attorney General, in the last two years, they've recovered about thirty thousand, twenty-nine thousand weapons in Mexico. They have submitted about only one-third of those to the United States for tracing. And according to testimony that we have from the special agent in charge, in Phoenix, of the ATF, only about six thousand of those were successfully traced, and about ninety percent of those came from the U.S. But basically, the bottom line here is that according to our figures, which we got from them, eighty-three percent of the guns that have been recovered in Mexico at these crime scenes are not from the United States.

One might ask how the United States Secretary of State might have made such an error in her math.

LaJeunesse explains:

Well one reason is, it's basically the sampling issue. Number one, Mexico is finding guns at the crime scene which may have no markings at all. They may be clearly Chinese or Russian weapons, and so they are not submitting those to the United States for, quote, tracing. A U.S. weapon has a serial number on it, a manufacturer on it, it says where it is made. So clearly, Mexico is not going to give over weapons to the U.S. for tracing which clearly don't come from here. We had an ICE official, special agent in charge here in Phoenix tell us, and I'm quoting from him, “Not every weapon seized in Mexico has a serial number. Those are not submitted. Only we trace weapons with U.S. markings.

So to summarize, ninety percent of the traced weapons that Mexico decides to give back to us come from the United States – a sample which doesn’t include the vast majority of the weapons found. Seventy-three percent outside the mark is very selective truth-telling by the mainstream media.

Sun Tzu was never wiser than when he said “All warfare is based on deception.” So when Ben Tracy (CBS News), Andrea Mitchell (NBC News) and myriad hosts from CNN all claim that the Mexican drug war is the fault of lax gun laws in the United States, you know they're all reading from the same playbook.

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Anonymous said...

There is much more at work here than disinformation, Ron. I believe these distortions are part of a liberal scheme to assault our Second Amendment rights. Obama and his handlers well understand the difficulty of a frontal attack; so they will use the issue of illegal arms smuggling to inhibit the availability of munitions. A firearm is worthless without ammunition to fire it. As to the illegal shipment of some weapons, I think there is some of that. I also suspect that rather originating with John Smith, who has scant reason to involve himself . . . the money isn’t that significant, we will find that it is Juan Martinez, whose family is up to their armpits in Cartel associations.

Naturally, the liberal assault is nothing shy of utterly despicable; it is what we have come to expect from trans-nationalist enablers.

Semper Fi

Ron Russell said...

You are correct, ammunation is the weak link in gun ownership and those on the anti-gun side are fully aware of this and will seek to exploit this weakness. The wolf has always been in the forest waiting stealthy for his opportunity to strike and now he smells blood and is circling closer and closer to the prey. The enemies of individualism are truely at the gate and their growls and pawing's can be heard by some, but most are oblivious to his presence.