Saturday, May 22, 2010

Calderone, a Politician, Lied (!!!)

Gee, I'm shocked. A politician--LYING?

Mexico has seized around 75,000 guns and assault weapons in the last three years, Calderon said. He said more than 80 percent of them came from the United States and noted there were more than 7,000 gun shops along the border...

Yah, but that particular lie was deconstructed months ago.

The facts?

The actual figure is less than 18%, and the number of guns purchased from dealers that made their way to Mexico was only eight percent; the majority of guns traced to the United States were stolen.

The bulk of firearms in the hands of the cartels are military weapons purchased on the black market, with a sizable percentage purchased or stolen from the Mexican government itself.

Corruption in Calderone's own government has provided far more machine guns to the cartels than he could ever dream of getting from U.S. gun stores.

Full-autos, machine guns, and RPG's are not sold in your local gun shop, folks.

HT: ConYank

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