Yesterday this photo of Marine Veteran Jon Hammar (h/t: Daily Mail) who was arrested in August of this year on a gun charge was anonymously sent to Jon’s mother. Basically Hammar was carrying an unloaded antique rifle that happened to be an inch too short by Mexican standards. Our border agents checked it out and told him it was OK to take it into Mexico and had him fill out a form. When he got across the border he gave Mexican officials the form and was subsequently arrested for carrying an illegal weapon into Mexico. He’s been there every since and there’s been no luck in getting him freed.
Fast forward to yesterday when the photo was sent showing him shackled to his bed. The State Department also sent a letter to Jon’s mother who was on Fox and Friends this morning to discuss it. In short, the State Department now appears to be defending Mexico and seems relegated to let whatever happens, happen