4/2/09

Hillary and Eric mash the ol' whang over guns and Mexico

Remember the other day when Hillary, fresh from her stupidly inane comments about Our Lady of Guadalupe, cited that "... 90% of the guns used by the drug cartels in Mexico come from the United States"?

Remember when our beloved Attorney General of the United States was going on about that "90%" of the guns in the hands of the cartels come from the US?

Remember when Felipe Calderón was whining about how it's all the fault of the United States, that so many guns are available to the drug cartels? Never mind that Mexico has some of the strictest gun control on the planet, and while dopers, druggies, murderers, thieves, corrupt cops and other government officials are running around armed to the teeth, your typical law-abiding peon is lucky to have a slingshot.

Never mind that the Mexican government is so inept and so corrupt that it is as big a threat to the health, welfare, and safety of the citizenry of Mexico as any drug cartel.

It's all nonsense. It's a lie. It's a deliberate lie.

Here's the real story:

The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.

an excerpt:

Ed Head, a firearms instructor in Arizona who spent 24 years with the U.S. Border Patrol, recently displayed an array of weapons considered "assault rifles" that are similar to those recovered in Mexico, but are unavailable for sale in the U.S.

"These kinds of guns -- the auto versions of these guns -- they are not coming from El Paso," he said. "They are coming from other sources. They are brought in from Guatemala. They are brought in from places like China. They are being diverted from the military. But you don't get these guns from the U.S."

Some guns, he said, "are legitimately shipped to the government of Mexico, by Colt, for example, in the United States. They are approved by the U.S. government for use by the Mexican military service. The guns end up in Mexico that way -- the fully auto versions -- they are not smuggled in across the river."

Many of the fully automatic weapons that have been seized in Mexico cannot be found in the U.S., but they are not uncommon in the Third World.

I wouldn't expect the Obama regime to pay any attention to this. Fact just confuses them.

So does the Constitution.