Useful op-ed on "Obama's bogus gun statistics"

This piece has a lot of useful information.

The Obama administration is fudging when it claims that 90 percent of guns used in crimes in Mexico come from the United States. The bogus statistics are being used as an excuse to push gun control.

The Obama White House and the Mexican government are in agreement that Americans' rights to purchase firearms should be curtailed. Appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday, ahead of President Obama's trip this week to Mexico, Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan stated that "reinstituting the [assault weapons ban] could have a profound impact on the number and the caliber of the weapons going down to Mexico."

The ambassador used the 90 percent number to justify new gun bans in the United States. Mr. Obama, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano all have made policy recommendations based on this claim.

The gun controllers have to use phony statistics because the truth does not support their agenda. According to William La Jeunesse and Maxim Lott of Fox News, "only 17 percent of guns found at Mexican crime scenes have been traced to the U.S." On Friday, National Public Radio asked the attorney general about the Fox News analysis. Mr. Holder sidestepped the facts with more misleading data. "It almost doesn't matter if it's 60 percent, 70 percent or 90 percent," Mr. Holder claimed. "The reality is that too many guns are flowing from the United States into Mexico." . . . .

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Blogger The Right Guy said...

The problem with Mexico is its feckless and corrupt government that allow lawlessness, and a flourishing underworld fueled by drug money. I can't for the life of me understand how restricting our rights helps them reduce crime. It doesn't work here where we live, let alone transnationally.

4/14/2009 8:52 PM  
Blogger Harry Schell said...

There is no rational reason for Holder's position...he is factually wrong that the majority of weapoons come from the US and that banning guns in the US will have any impact on criminals who move tons of illegal drugs across continents.

In his idea, Holder is worse than a liar and not delusional. He doesn't care about crime, he wants a gun ban and will use any means to get there. I can speculate why he wants it but I will stop here.

He wants it, his boss wants it and so do a lot of other people, though the US public isn't having any, but the US public is just an impediment to Mr Holder and his ilk.

As Feinstein said, can't do it now, but later on...

4/15/2009 4:09 PM  
Blogger Chief_Cabioch said...

Even the ATF disagree with the numbers, less than 17% are suggested to originate from the US....

1/13/2010 8:18 PM  

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