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Still more on the Mexican Gun Canard

According to polls, the American people are not buying it:

The poll, which was conducted March 20-23 and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 1.5 percentage points, asked 4,523 likely voters:

“Mexican officials, gun control groups and officials at the Department of Homeland Security claim drug cartels are crossing the U.S. border in order to obtain guns illicitly. Others say that the Mexican drug cartels are equipped with military hardware including grenades, anti-tank missiles and mortars – all weapons that are not available to the American public. Which of the following do you think is the main source for Mexican drug cartel arms?”

Sixty-five percent of voters say that the international black market is the main source for Mexican drug cartel arms; while only 13.5 percent think these arms are coming from U.S. gun stores (3.5 percent think the arms are coming from somewhere else and 18 percent are not sure).

Among voters aged 18-29 years old, one of President Obama’s strongest groups of supporters, 73 percent say international black market, and just six percent say U.S. gun stores (two percent say somewhere else and 19 percent are not sure).

A strong majority of self-described Independent voters (66 percent) also say that the international black market is main source of arms for Mexican drug cartels, and only 12 percent say U.S. gun stores (four percent say somewhere else and 19 percent are not sure).

Good.

4 Responses to “Still more on the Mexican Gun Canard”

  1. Mad Saint Jack Says:

    MSM epic fail.

  2. Mad Saint Jack Says:

    Cam Edwards just quoted Clinton in Mex saying she supported the 1994 AWB but it had an expiration date.

    Hearing this I thought hmmmm, did the Mex Murder rate jump in 2004?

    turns out yes it did.

    2000 14.11
    2001 13.94
    2002 13.04
    2003 17.5

    2004 11.1

    2005 10.6
    2006 10.8

    that’s just a quick search and wiki page.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_murder_rate

  3. Vote For David Says:

    You see? Gun control laws work!

    Anyway, the survey just means they haven’t told it long enough, often enough, or loud enough.

  4. Monger of War Says:

    Amazing, the AWB expires and the murder rate goes down. Shocking.