It turns out that the now infamous 90% stat we've been hearing about lately from the likes of Clinton, Feinstein, and Hoover is actually closer to 17%. About 17% of guns recovered from crime scenes in Mexico are ultimately traced by the ATF as coming from the US.
There's just one problem with the 90 percent "statistic" and it's a big one:It's just not true.In fact, it's not even close. The fact is, only 17 percent of guns found at Mexican crime scenes have been traced to the U.S.
What's true, an ATF spokeswoman told FOXNews.com, in a clarification of the statistic used by her own agency's assistant director, "is that over 90 percent of the traced firearms originate from the U.S."But a large percentage of the guns recovered in Mexico do not get sent back to the U.S. for tracing, because it is obvious from their markings that they do not come from the U.S."Not every weapon seized in Mexico has a serial number on it that would make it traceable, and the U.S. effort to trace weapons really only extends to weapons that have been in the U.S. market," Matt Allen, special agent of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), told FOX News.