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ATF Publishes Misleading Trace Data From Mexico

genomega Wrote: Apr 27, 2012 9:23 PM
If the Mexican press is to be believed the majority of weapons used by the cartels are WWII vintage rifles supplied by central American countries. Does the truth even matter anymore?

Yesterday afternoon, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms released firearms tracing data to the press from Mexico between the years 2007-2011 during a roundtable discussion and presentation given by ATF Special Agent John Hageman. The data was released at ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. Reporters were allowed to bring pen and paper, but were prohibited from bringing computers or recording devices.  When we arrived, despite prohibiting the use of computers, ATF gave us a flashdrive.

“70%”

That’s the percentage of guns traced in Mexico to United States sources or Federal Firearms Licensees [gun...