Today on "Face the Nation", the Mexican ambassador refused to budge from the statement that 90% of confiscated firearms have a US origin. When confronted with the NRA-GOA figure that the real number is more like 17%, he went to the tangent of "assault rifles" but still held firm to the 90% fallacy. When asked about all the weapons coming into Mexico from other entry points such as southern borders and shipping ports, he went off on a tangent that they found "grenades" coming in from the southern border and refused to even mention the fully automatic weapons coming in from those sources. The final point of that interview had to do with the AWB that expired in 2004. The ambassador flatly stated that allowing the AWB to expire was the cause for huge numbers of "assault rifles" being brought into Mexico. The Mexican government is trying to directly influence US law here. My personal solution to the Mexican problem is for the US government to truck in semi-trailer loads of weapons to Mexico, close up the border and just wait till the dust clears.