On Saturday morning's The Cross Connection, MSNBC again showed itself to be the place for fake news pushing liberal causes as host Tiffany Cross repeated a disputed statistic claiming that 70 to 90 percent of guns used in Mexico are from the United States, thus giving Mexico a rationale to sue gun manufacturers in the U.S.
Setting up a segment on the topic, Cross recalled:
An estimated 200,000 firearms are illegally trafficked from the U.S. to Mexico every year and between 70 percent and 90 percent of the firearms found at crime scenes in Mexico are traced right back here. So, in an unprecedented move, the Mexican government is suing American gun manufacturers to the tune of $10 billion for the damage caused by the flow of weapons trafficked across the border.
She then made a crack suggesting that a lack of border security hurts Mexico more than it does the U.S. as she added:
"Why don't Americans try this after every one of our countless mass shootings?" you ask. Because usually they can't. The Protection of Lawful Commerce and Arms Act is a federal law that grants fraud immunity to gun manufacturers, and the jury is out on whether Mexico will be able to bypass it as well.