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State Dept. defends arrest of Marine Veteran being held in Mexico on gun charge

Home - by - December 19, 2012 - 15:00 America/New_York - 13 Comments

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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

 

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  1. Diann

    December 19th, 2012

    Good, God, these douche nozzles care more about Muslims at Gitmo than they do about a US veteran.

    F*ck them. F*ck them all.

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  2. Jack Daniels

    December 19th, 2012

    Tyranny: When the government stands against its own citizens.

    ‘We the People’ is no more

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  3. CrustyB

    December 19th, 2012

    So this Marine served his country, his country gave him bad info that got him into trouble in Mexico, and now his country’s government is going to let him rot in some Mexican hellhole.

    God damn this country.

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  4. BCAich

    December 19th, 2012

    CrustyB

    I hope you jmust mis-stated that in place of “~this country’s slimy, stinking, putrid, pathetic excuses for leaders”. Godd for you in that case.

    Otherwise, I don’t like your tone…

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  5. Buffalobob

    December 19th, 2012

    Rule # 1: Don’t take any gun into Mexico.
    Rure # 2: Don’t go into Mexico.

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  6. The Dolfer

    December 19th, 2012

    This makes me sick. Treating a veteran like this is a crime.

    Perhaps someone should chain Mr. Holder in a basement and force him to watch the CBN 24/7 for as long as it takes to get Mr. Hammar out. Hammar would be home in 20 minutes.

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  7. jeckelmyhyde

    December 19th, 2012

    It’s bad, but I remember a guy crossed over in Arizona and was locked up for many months for just having some shells in his glove compartment. They eventually let him go after some politicians got involved and they realized that couldn’t extort any more money from his family.

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  8. FreedomCat

    December 19th, 2012

    Let’s not forget he is WHITE as well as military.

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  9. Ten Megaton

    December 19th, 2012

    And Guberment can’t figure out why we want guns and lot’s of them.

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  10. Ten Megaton

    December 19th, 2012

    I think we should go down there with some apaches or A-10s for air cover and bust him out.

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  11. Ten Megaton

    December 19th, 2012

    Let’s offer Mexico 10 million of their finest in exchange for Jon.

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  12. Xavier

    December 19th, 2012

    I hear Seal Team 6 has a workable strategy.

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  13. ? everything

    December 19th, 2012

    perhaps when Hillary is answering about Bengazi, they can fit into the dialogue what is happening with an ex Marine rotting away in one of Mexico’s most dangerous jails….

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