I wanted to post an update to a previous article that exposes the myth that 90% of the guns in Mexicao come from the US even better. This is being plastered all over the media and the Obama adminstration is doing the same thing and it is not the truth.

Mexico has recovered 29,000 weapons at Mexican crime scenes during 2007-08. Only 11,000 were submitted e-trace or to be traced, 2/3 were not submitted to be traced.  Of the 11,000 submitted to be traced only 6,000 were able to be traced. Of those 6,000 weapons traced 5,000 came from the US, so 90% of the 6,000 is where that 90% figure comes from. So the true figure of guns coming from the US out of the 29,000 total weapons found at crime scenes is 17%. This tells us we’re being lied to in order to drum up more support for the assault weapons ban Obama wants and Mexican President Felipe Calderon is attempting to help Obama with his much wanted assault weapon ban. This is another reason to keep Obama away from controlling the internet, you can bet this kind of info would be squelched in lieu of the disinfo he wants to be put out.

Obama: ‘I have not backed off’ on assault weapons ban

Political realities make reinstating the assault weapons ban extraordinarily difficult, President Obama said Thursday, but he stressed he is still in favor of the gun control measure.
Obama, joined by Mexican President Felipe Calderon at a press conference in Mexico City, said he and Calderon discussed the ban “extensively” during their meeting earlier in the day.
Mexican officials have said in recent days that they would like to see the ban reinstated, noting that more than 90 percent of guns recovered in Mexico come from the U.S.

Obama Repeats ’90 Percent’ Stat for U.S. Guns Recovered in Mexico

The White House stands by the president’s use of the word “recovered” in describing the role firearms smuggled from the U.S. play in Mexico’s drug war.

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago — What’s the difference between “recovered” and “traceable” when it comes to firearms seized in Mexico’s bloody war against drug cartels?

The White House says none.

But that’s a distinction with a difference, even if President Obama used the words interchangeably last week to talk about the role firearms smuggled from the U.S. play in Mexico’s stepped up fight against entrenched, well-armed drug cartels.

“This war is being waged with guns purchased not here, but in the United States. More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that line our shared border,” the president said on the subject in his joint press conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Thursday:

– Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City. 90%

— CBS newsman Bob Schieffer referred to it while interviewing President Obama.90%

— California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said at a Senate hearing: “It is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges, police officers and mayors … come from the United States.”

— William Hoover, assistant director for field operations at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testified in the House of Representatives that “there is more than enough evidence to indicate that over 90 percent of the firearms that have either been recovered in, or interdicted in transport to Mexico, originated from various sources within the United States.”

To some, it might sound as if Obama is saying 90 percent of all guns captured from the cartels originated in America. But that’s not what the president means, senior National Security Council Spokesman Denis McDonough told FOX News on Saturday.

“By recovered he means traceable, guns traced back to the United States,” McDonough said. “These are ATF (Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms) numbers. These are the guns submitted to the ATF for tracing. That’s what we mean by recovered.”

As FOX News has previously reported, a large percentage of firearms recovered in Mexico from the drug cartels are not submitted to U.S. officials for tracing because they lack the necessary markings.

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.

The White House stands by the president’s use of the word “recovered” in describing the role firearms smuggled from the U.S. play in Mexico’s drug war.

“We feel good about these numbers and that’s why the president uses the word recovered,” McDonough said.

Just to repeat: recovered doesn’t mean the percentage of all firearms confiscated at Mexican crime scenes. It doesn’t mean the subset of these firearms traceable to any source. It does mean the percentage of traceable weapons linked to a U.S. source. And, again, that total is 5,114 out of 29,000 — or 17.6 percent — in the years 2007 and 2008.