This is an interesting video. Take it to the 17:00 marker and watch Sylvia Longmire explaining the trace of US weapons into the Mexican Cartel’s hands. The tired slogan of the 70%-80%-90% of weapons used by the Cartels-blah-blah gets destroyed by her own words.
Ms. Longmire admits that the Mexican Authorities do not know how many guns have been confiscated, that guns have been rendered untraceable by removing the serial numbers and that guns have been obtained via the Mexican stocks. But that ain’t the problem, no sire, we are the problem because guns is a highly politicized issue in the United States. At least she was straight enough to say that:
“We will never know with any certainty exactly what proportion of firearms and explosives and military grade weapons come from what parts of the world”
Go read this 2009 article in MSNBC (of all places) and then compare with the numbers given by the administration and do the math. Weapons traced to US “points of sale” might come to be in the single digit percentile.
But the myth of the iron pipeline to Mexico is too juicy to let go.