The 29,284 figure only includes those weapons that the Mexican police and military recovered, inspected, and determined possibly could have come from the United States, and then submitted to the U.S. for tracing. But far more weapons were recovered, inspected, and determined to come from Central American or Mexican government stockpiles or from the black market (primarily from Asia).
President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Hillary Clinton originally championed the 90 percent lie. Which has now become the 70 percent lie, which is better, but still not close to the eight percent truth.
Freedman is misinforming his readers, attempting to shape their worldview based upon a dishonest representation of the facts. More insidiously, Freedman is using widely debunked data to undermine those who actually understand the issue.
He intends to undermine the firearms experts and research academics who understand the issue and the facts and who have pushed back against politically motivated presidential speeches, congressional reports, and the mainstream media’s complacent reporting of the same.
Meanwhile, Eric Holder’s Justice Department has run guns to one cartel, and Hillary Clinton’s State Department has sold military weaponry to another. Don’t expect Freedman to report on those stories accurately either, if at all.