Twisting the Truth Is Lying

Once again, BO is twisting the truth in order to advance his agenda. He has stated that 90% of the guns recovered in Mexican crimes are traceable to the US. This is not true, as explained in this Fox News article.

These are the actual numbers, according to the article, quoted here:

“In 2007-2008, according to ATF Special Agent William Newell, Mexico submitted 11,000 guns to the ATF for tracing. Those 11,000 firearms were part of the 29,000 firearms Mexican officials recovered at crime scenes. According to the ATF, of the 11,000 submitted to U.S. officials for tracing, 6,000 could be traced somewhere because of the serial numbers or other distinctive markings. Of those 6,000 firearms, 5,114 or 90 percent, were found to have been smuggled from the U.S.” (emphasis mine)

So you can see that the truth is that only 17.6% of the 29,000 firearms recovered in Mexican crimes during 2007-2008 were traceable to the US.

Our elected officials need to be held to the highest standards of ethical and moral behavior. It’s wrong to lie.

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