The lamestream media told you:
According to all official U.S. and Mexican sources, 90% of all guns used by Mexican drug cartels come from U.S. retail stores.
The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
By now, most people who get their news from places other than the networks and CNN know this is false, thanks to Page Nine #62 https://gunlaws.com/Page9Folder/PageNine-62.htm and a FOX News expose. I had the good fortune to work with FOX’s William La Jeunesse on this story, where he calls the government’s figure “inaccurate and wildly overstated,” summarized here by the NRA:
“In a story entitled ‘The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.,’ Fox reporters William La Jeunesse and Maxim Lott found that the truth does not match the rhetoric of anti-gun politicians and journalists.
“The reality of firearms seized from Mexican drug cartels is that the 90% number far overstates the number of U.S.-origin guns in the hands of the gangs. In fact, the story reports that the number is actually closer to 17%.” Many of the 30,000 guns recovered from crime scenes by the Mexicans are from Russia or Communist China, lack identifying markings (which U.S. products are required to have), and are not even submitted for tracing, helping to skew the figures.
Ignored entirely are the billions in arms, munitions and “aid” sent to Mexico by the U.S. government itself, much of which is known to spill into the cartels’ hands. Are Colt and other U.S. gun makers complicit in the war on some drugs, for selling firearms to the government, which the government gives away to Mexicans, which Mexicans pass on to the cartels, which cartels use to shoot each other and police, which Colt and others are aware of?
Hillary, BATFE, the New York Times, the Washington Post and others who have unquestioningly promoted the false 90% figure have refused to issue a correction. This prompted NRA’s ILA Director Chris Cox to observe that, “Reporter after politician after news anchor just disregards the truth on this.” The Violence Policy center scoffed, calling it a “red herring.”
The one thing apparently left on the cutting room floor, which La Jeunesse and I discussed, was that a full 100% of all military ordnance used by the drug cartels comes from sources other than U.S. retail gun stores. Footage abounds of bazookas, RPGs, 40mm grenades and launchers, shoulder-fired rockets, all types of foreign-made hand grenades and similar, which is coming from somewhere. but where? That ordnance must be traceable, but its source seems to be a closely guarded secret, with its existence blotted out of reports on sourcing.