The lie that will never die

The Hill says:

Nearly 70 percent of all guns found in Mexico came from the U.S. over the past four years, according to data released by the federal government on Thursday.

Simply untrue. The data say no such thing. The data say that 70% of the guns that Mexico submitted to US authorities for tracing came from the United States. Since Mexico only does so with guns that it already believes are from the United States, this statistic says almost nothing.

This lie has been debunked over, and over, and over again, but it keeps coming back like a bad horror movie villain.

(Via the Corner.)

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