When Christian Science Monitor reporter Sarah Miller Llana interviewed me about the ATF’s recently refreshed, entirely misleading stats on the source of Mexican drug cartels’ guns, she kept talking about the different “sides of the issue.” I kept telling her the stat story wasn’t about left vs. right, or gun control vs. gun rights. It was about the truth about the drug thugs’ guns. Either the Mexican cartels get the majority of their firearms from Bob’s Gun Store or they don’t. Either the ATF is massaging the truth for their own ends or they’re not. And guess what? They are. Anyone who takes a cold, hard look at the trace data in its proper perspective can see it. It pisses me off that the mainstream media values theatrical conflict over honest-to-god journalism. Still, it’s nice to be noticed.