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Author:  Traveler [ Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Remember The Strib Article …

… about that guy shipping firearms to Mexico (and got caught)? It appears that he might be one of the HUGE smugglers from the USA since only 17% of the illegal firearms in Mexico actually come from the USA:

Mexican Guns: Only 17 Percent Come from USA
September 1, 2010
By Mondoreb

U.S. not the main culprit in Mexican gun violence

George Mason University and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have evidence that only 17% of the guns in Mexico are from the United States. Wonder how much MSM play this story will get?

During the violence south of the border–which has increasingly spilled over to the American side–the anti-gun Mainstream Media has consistently maintained that the violence was due to guns: evil American guns.

Like most MSM stories about guns, the analysis is simple: get rid of the guns, get rid of the violence. Of course, we know how that’s worked out in DC, Detroit and Chicago.

This hurts not only that MSM meme, but also Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton–who’s not the biggest defender of the Second Amendment.

Illicit guns from other countries- not America- fuel drug cartels in Mexico:

The battle for Mexico’s heart and soul has risen to the highest levels- not only is the country suffering from an explosive drug cartel battle, but Mexico’s very existence is embroiled in a narco-state clash.

The soul of a country lies within its citizenry and right now Mexico is losing the mêlée to the drug cartels. President Felipe Calderon has embarked on a noble quest and has promised to dethrone the powerful drug cartels from Mexico, yet in the past three years it’s the citizens who have lost 28,000 lives (and counting) to earth-shattering barbaric violence, like beheadings, perpetrated by mafia-type drug gangs.

Gone are the days of Poncho Villa as these thugs in Mexico are gaining the upper hand. They are replacing cartel leaders who have been killed or captured by the government with a more treacherous, vicious brand of brutality. The new drug cartel leaders must prove they mean business by exacting atrocious acts to garner fear and loyalty within Mexico’s borders.

The whammy?

A new paper out (Spring 2010) from George Mason’s School of Public Policy dispels this myth once and for all.

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) only 17 percent of the guns recovered by Mexican authorities are traceable to the United States a far cry from the 90 percent perpetuated by the MSM. It is worth pointing out that the Mexican government does a good job photographing the drugs, money and weapons it seizes and releases them to the public.

So, only 17% of the violence in Mexico is due to American guns?

Wonder how much play either the GMU paper or the ATF numbers will get in the Legacy Media?

Okay, it was a rhetorical question.

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