There are other reports to consider...
Mexico's Gun Supply and the 90 Percent Myth
As we discussed in a previous analysis, the 90 percent number was derived from a June 2009 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to Congress on U.S. efforts to combat arms trafficking to Mexico (see external link).
According to the GAO report, some 30,000 firearms were seized from criminals by Mexican authorities in 2008. Of these 30,000 firearms, information pertaining to 7,200 of them (24 percent) was submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for tracing. Of these 7,200 guns, only about 4,000 could be traced by the ATF, and of these 4,000, some 3,480 (87 percent) were shown to have come from the United States.
This means that the 87 percent figure relates to the number of weapons submitted by the Mexican government to the ATF that could be successfully traced are not from the total number of weapons seized by Mexican authorities or even from the total number of weapons submitted to the ATF for tracing. In fact, the 3,480 guns positively traced to the United States equals less than 12 percent of the total arms seized in Mexico in 2008 and less than 48 percent of all those submitted by the Mexican government to the ATF for tracing. This means that almost 90 percent of the guns seized in Mexico in 2008 were not traced back to the United States.
I remember from years ago there was a TV show called “the Lineup.” It was in Black and White so that tells you it was a long time ago. One of the lines used when having an actual lineup on the show was one of the cops telling those there to view the suspects “pay no attention to their answers, as they often lie!” Well when I read this pagefull of statistical $hit from the government, that line rings true when applied to our government. Pay no attention to the statistics shown, because you have no reasonable “expectation” that any of it is truthful. It’s what they want you to believe, and any correlation between that and the truth is purely coincidental.
They get their actual "Assault Rifles", selective fire, free with their loads of cocaine or from corrupt military and police.
They don't need to buy expensive semis from licensed dealers in the US and risk smuggling them across the border.