Fox Host O’Reilly Sticks Foot in Mouth About Mexican Guns


( — On June 24 during his Fox News “Factor” broadcast, host Bill O’Reilly claimed that guns made in America were responsible for violence in Mexico, a JFPO email alert said.

Of the O’Reilly statement, the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership group said, “This assertion is false and a Hillary Clinton lie.” Further, the group asked rhetorically if O’Reilly was “dangerously stupid or [a] despicable liar” for making the statement, since Fox has previously debunked the Mexican gun myth.

An April 2009 Fox article by by William La Jeunesse and Maxim Lott said, “There’s just one problem with the 90 percent ‘statistic’ and it’s a big one: It’s just not true. In fact, it’s not even close. The fact is, only 17 percent of guns found at Mexican crime scenes have been traced to the U.S.”

The JFPO urged its members to email O’Reilly at to complain about the misstatement and demand a retraction.


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