ATF Publishes Falsified Gun Tracking Data to Mislead Public

Excerpted from Katie Pavlich – Townhall:

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 dealers] according to the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.

In September 2009, the Mexican government provided ATF with “electronic files containing firearms identifiers and recovery data. The electronic files contained information that initiated over 43,000 firearms traces, excluding duplicates, with most having recovery years ranging from CY 2007 to 2009,” according to information given to the press.

The majority of the sales linked back to the U.S. according to this trace data, actually come from government to government sales, not from normal sales made in American gun shops. Despite this fact, anti-gun groups and members of Congress use this misleading data to push for more gun control and regulations on retail stores.

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5 thoughts on “ATF Publishes Falsified Gun Tracking Data to Mislead Public

    • As one who has had to deal with the ATF for over FORTY YEARS,,,,no I am not a gun store owner-but Medical. Whenever there is a MEDICINAL DRUG SHORTAGE I find out through my sources that it is usually caused by a NEW “PROPOSAL” BY THE ATF !!!! This hurts MILLIONS of Americans and has killed (God help us) how many 1000′s. I have worked the Cardiac Arrest Team so I know what I speak.
      I just signed up to nail some idiots over in Foreign Policy who WRAP THEMSELVES IN THE FLAG BUT HAVE NEVER BEEN IN ANY SERVICE-MUCH LESS WAR !!
      I’am glad I hit this division first since gun owners are usually more responsible,sharp brothers.
      I don’t push many orgs. but the NRA is what finds out a lot of this info;so do many Troopers-Sheriffs-Police-AND Federal. Thank You, Sincerely, Derfly

      P.S. Off to Foreign Policy!

  1. The Obama administration is a hydra affecting all federal governmental functions stemming from the Constitution. The Bill of Rights is toast if we (the citizens) don’t put our reps on high alert that we won’t stand for what’s going on. We have to start with our vote and that requires that we vote in blocs of concerned citizens.

    • And it’s PAST time that we do that as well. We’ve been trying to tell them since 2008 about how SERIOUS we ARE about certain issues. They didn’t seem to believe us even after the 2008 elections in which “Shook-up” the GOP. We told em again in 2010 how SERIOUS we ARE about these same issues. They didn’t believe us AGAIN, and said that the Tea Party will fade out. In 2012 I thought we were pretty CLEAR about what we expected out of our Representatives and AGAIN it seems as if they don’t believe us… it’s now time to knock them on their ASSES with our demands. If THEY can’t do it, then maybe we need to find someone else that’s a little more political that WILL get the job done for us.

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