Yes that is right. I am sure that you have all heard that 90% of weapons of the guns used in Mexico come from the US. Well that isn't exactly true.
In 2007-2008, according to ATF Special Agent William Newell, Mexico submitted 11,000 guns to the ATF for tracing. Close to 6,000 were successfully traced -- and of those, 90 percent -- 5,114 to be exact, according to testimony in Congress by William Hoover -- were found to have come from the U.S.
But in those same two years, according to the Mexican government, 29,000 guns were recovered at crime scenes.
In other words, 68 percent of the guns that were recovered were never submitted for tracing. And when you weed out the roughly 6,000 guns that could not be traced from the remaining 32 percent, it means 83 percent of the guns found at crime scenes in Mexico could not be traced to the U.S.
So what it actually means is that 90% of the portion of guns that Mexico sent to the US that could be traced are from the US. The number 83% is wrong, because some of those probably came from the US, but could not be traced there.
The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S. - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com
Yes this is from FoxNews, but then again they seem to news organization to have investigated it.
Of course here is an idiot that can't even get his wrong facts quoted correctly.
Casper Star-Tribune Online - Letters
Ninety percent of America's guns go to arm the drug dealers in Mexico.
FactCheck.org: Counting Mexico's Guns
Even Fact Check says he's wrong. Either Fact Check did not understand what Fox reported. Of the 11,000 guns sent to the US only 6000 could be traced, and of them 5114 could be traced to the US. Which oddly is much closer to 85% than 90%.
And even then many of the guns, M16's made by Colt and sent to the Mexican Army, then stolen by deserters are not entering Mexico illegally.