90% of Guns Number Disappears from News Stories

90% of Guns Number Disappears from News Stories
By John Kullman, FirearmsTruth

90% of Mexican Guns Number Disappears from News Stories
90% of Mexican Guns Number Disappears from News Stories

Michigan –-(Ammoland.com)- Just a few months ago a quick review of news stories about the Mexican drug cartels would quote the false statistic that 90% of the firearms used by these gangs come from the United States.

State Department documents cracked by WikiLeaks show that the government has long known that the 90% number is a lie.

And yet Secretary of State Clinton has quoted this misinformation in speeches. Even the President has propagated this mistruth.

Not only has the false statistic disappeared, the entire Mexican drug war has gone the way of the dinosaur. Could it be that the scandalous AFT Project Gunwalker, an operation that allowed illegal sales north of the boarder, is keeping the story from the public conscience?

The leaked State Department documents, along with Project Gunwalker paint a picture of an administration that is either exceptionally devious or totally clueless. The devious model shows an executive branch that is manipulating and hiding information to make the United States an equal partner in evil when it comes to Mexican drug smuggling. The mainstream media, which has gone from a covert to an overt supporter of President Obama, would naturally want to kill this view.

The alternative view is almost as damning: the administration, from the very top positions, doesn’t have control over the bureaucracy. If the President is to be believed, middle management created and implemented Project Gunwalker without the knowledge of the Attorney General or the Secretary of State. And yet the blowback from Gunwalker has international implications that have strained U.S./Mexican relations. This alternative doesn’t fit the view that President Obama is a hands-on, hard working genius who carefully mulls over all contingencies with the precision of a logic professor.

There isn’t any middle ground so to protect their candidate; the news media is saying nothing. The President’s default position appears to be blame America first. Thousands of Mexican citizens have been killed during that government’s war on the drug gangs and by repeating the 90% number we lose good-will with the Mexican people. It’s no wonder that some hate the gringos.

Allowing a few thousand weapons to be smuggled into Mexico through Project Gunwalker is scandalous enough.

The founders believed that a free press was necessary so that the citizen can be well informed about what the government is doing. By joining a conspiracy of silence, our media is hiding some of the President’s warts. But these are warts that need to be revealed. Why would President Obama change the way he conducts himself if his mistakes remain hidden in open site? In all likeliness he will run in 2012 and right now he is the frontrunner. It is better for everyone if his mistakes become part of public discourse so he can make positive changes.

John Kullman writes for FirearmsTruth.com, a website that tracks and monitors media bias against guns and our Second Amendment rights. Visit: FirearmsTruth.com

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robert krawiec

Regardless of who broke it, stop lying and fix it. Government agencies lie, cover it up and then do not give documents to the required investigative agencies. Politicians worry more about padding their pockets and getting re-elected than about the ciyizens and constitution. They take an oath to protect and defend, then try to change the constitution, you would think the Mexican government would take any help it could to solve the drug cartels running Mexico. Let their military go take care of their problems unless the corruption goes al the way to the top, they should be able to… Read more »


But wait, in one of the gun examiner articles, and from Michelle Malkin on FOX, it was stated that this started in 2008, under George Bush. So has there been a cover up since the Bush administration, and if so, how come this little bit of info has dropped from the discussion?

chris King

It was 3 years ago driving home very late one night I heard on talk radio, liberals boogeyman, how America had been supplying Mexico's Army for quite some time. Only to have members vanish to joing the Cartels and take weapons with them.

Now I hear about Project Gunwalker? That 90% figure is more like 10%. Just a guess, but you get the piont.



Was this letter to you or can you cite who it is to ?

I am fixing to make a call to Udalls office since I am unfortunately in his district and would like to whack his staffer with all the facts, including this lie he is continuing to parrot….


Well, it hasn't completely disappeared…. On April 5, 2011, Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico stated in an email letter to a New Mexican resident:

"According to ATF, 90 percent of the weapons seized in Mexico are from sources within the United States."

A lie repeated often enough, is still a lie.