Oh, look! Hearst is beating the drum again for more gun control!

Either that, or acting as the PR branch of the ATF, or how about both?

The ATF’s Violent Crimes Analysis Branch, located at the same West Virginia facility, took tracing center data and determined that of 29,284 weapons recovered in Mexico and submitted for tracing in 2009 and 2010, 20,504 – or 70 percent – were “United States-sourced.”

Gun rights groups and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, who along with Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., is leading a congressional probe of Fast and Furious, went ballistic over the report, claiming that most of the drug cartels’ weaponry is military surplus from Central America, or surrendered by corrupt Mexican police or military personnel.

Houser, though, steadfastly dismisses the notion.

“If there was a huge percentage of guns recovered from El Salvador or Guatemala, trace results would show that,” he said.

What the Hearst reporter doesn’t tell you, though, is that there were not 29,000-some-odd firearms submitted to the ATF for tracing:

In 2007-2008, according to ATF Special Agent William Newell, Mexico submitted 11,000 guns to the ATF for tracing. Close to 6,000 were successfully traced — and of those, 90 percent — 5,114 to be exact, according to testimony in Congress by William Hoover — were found to have come from the U.S.

But in those same two years, according to the Mexican government, 29,000 guns were recovered at crime scenes.

In other words, 68 percent of the guns that were recovered were never submitted for tracing. And when you weed out the roughly 6,000 guns that could not be traced from the remaining 32 percent, it means 83 percent of the guns found at crime scenes in Mexico could not be traced to the U.S.

11,000 out of 29,000 guns submitted for tracing, according to Gunwalker Bill Newell himself. And what about those other 5,000 guns submitted that were not successfully traced? Where the hell did they come from? Can guns from El Salvador and Guatemala even be traced? Or how about guns from Russia and China? How in the hell could the guns submitted for tracing be legitimately considered a representative sample of seized cartel weaponry? Because the Mexican authorities said it was? Our government took their word for it? It would certainly seem that way. This is statistical fraud that arguably makes the Climate Change crowd look like pikers at best and Boy Scouts at worst.

It’s quite a display of how far those in the media and government will go to shred the right to arms in this country, too. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I thought the press was supposed to be a watchdog over the government — not a lapdog that does its bidding.

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One Response to “Oh, look! Hearst is beating the drum again for more gun control!”

  1. mintu kumar Says:

    Gun control is now the major subject of the world. And it harms for everyone.

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