Deliberate misinformation from the media

The Guardian (U.K.) is either living in the past, is willfully ignoring the evidence and news, or is engaged in deliberate misinformation. I have to conclude the later because of the extreme anti-gun bias of people in the U.K.) and the following evidence:

“The United States is the easiest and the cheapest place for drug traffickers to get their firearms, and as long as we are the easiest and cheapest place for the cartels to get their firearms there’ll continue to be gun trafficking,” said J Dewey Webb, the special agent in charge of pursuing weapons traffickers in Texas at the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

87% of firearms seized by Mexico over the previous five years were traced to the US. Texas was the single largest source. The US attorney general, Eric Holder, told Congress last month that of 94,000 weapons captured from drug traffickers by the Mexican authorities, over 64,000 originated in the US.

Kristen Rand, director of the Violence Policy Center, is quoted extensively. No pro-gun organizations were quoted.

And, of course, the reason all this gun trafficking occurs is because of the evils of capitalism:

“Why does this arms business continue?” Calderon said in June. “I say it openly: it’s because of the profit which the US arms industry makes.”

“Reasoned discourse” has of course been implemented. No comments are allowed.

If this isn’t enough to convince you they are engaged in deliberate misinformation watch the video in the article. From the music to the images of bullet holes, piles of drugs and money, and text they chose they make it very clear they believe the gun laws of the U.S. are evil.

5 thoughts on “Deliberate misinformation from the media

  1. Unfortunately, the Guardian, being a British paper, is living in the present. Hopefully that will change at some point.

  2. Well that does it! Next time the Nazis threaten to invade the UK, I won’t donate a single rifle or bullet to their defense.

  3. “The United States is the easiest and the cheapest place for drug traffickers to get their firearms, and as long as we are the easiest and cheapest place for the cartels to get their firearms there’ll continue to be gun trafficking,” said J Dewey Webb, the special agent in charge of pursuing weapons traffickers in Texas at the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

    It’s certainly easy to buy when the ATF is buying for you, and the DEA is laundering your money to “learn how they do it”.

    I wish I could go down to my local gun shop and buy the types of guns I see them using. Unfortunately they are completely unavailable in the US unless you have access to military of government armories, like Mr. Dewey and his pals.

  4. You can parse “traced to the US” in several ways, too. The US supplies many of the world’s military and police with weaponry. When a Mexican soldier or police officer bails on his job, joins a cartel, and takes his weapons with him, I’m sure those Mexican-supplied and US-made weapons are counted as “US traced.”

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