Vin Suprynowicz, author and noted libertarian columnist for the Las Vegas’s daily newspaper, the Review-Journal, picks up on the Libertarian Party’s call-out of Barack Obama over his misrepresentation of firearms statistics.
You can read Vin’s column, "Obama ‘bitterly clinging’ to his fake gun numbers," at the Review-Journal website. If it’s offered in your area, I’d also encourage you to pick up a copy of the paper or subscribe. Vin writes, in part:
Meantime, the Libertarian Party points out even the statistics used by Mr. Obama to supposedly justify his "emergency need" to "block the flow of arms to Mexico" are bogus.
"Is Barack Obama ‘bitterly clinging to falsified numbers’ in his bid to push his anti-gun treaty?" asked the Libertarian Party in an April news release.
"This war is being waged with guns purchased not here, but in the United States. More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States," Mr. Obama said in a face-to-face April meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Mexico City.
But that claim, the LP points out, "is blatantly false. According to information supplied by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives the real number is closer to only 17 percent.
"There is a reason Obama is intentionally spreading false information about American firearm businesses," says Donny Ferguson, Libertarian National Committee Communications Director. "He … promised anti-gun groups he would enact gun bans and is hoping to scare people into voting away their own rights. …
…"Obama is ‘bitterly clinging’ to falsified numbers, hoping he can take away the constitutional rights of ‘people who aren’t like’ him," The Libertarian Party concludes.