Project Gunrunner, the controversial government program that runs guns into Mexico, under the Obama administration has contributed to fraudulent statistics seemingly targeting U.S. gun owners.
The misleading data raise questions about the intentions of Project Gunrunner, which some believe could be a defining scandal for the White House.
In February 2008, William Hoover, assistant director for field operations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testified before Congress that over 90 percent of the firearms that have been recovered in or intercepted in transport to Mexico originated from various sources within the U.S.
Hoover’s statistics officially were released by the ATF and subsequently were cited in a flurry of news media pieces claiming the vast majority of illicit firearms in Mexico originate in the U.S.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office also used the ATF’s 90 percent statistic in an official report to Congress about American firearms. The Justice Department even incorporated the data in several of its programs.
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