Skip to comments.Marine Held in Mexican Prison, State Department Does Nothing
Posted on 12/14/2012 2:03:54 PM PST by yoe
Jon Hammar, a former Marine who served in Afghanistan and Afghanistan, is being held in a notorious Mexican prison where Zetas gang members hold power. His crime? Declaring an antique shotgun to Mexican officials after registering the gun with U.S. Customs Agents on his way to Costa Rice. Hammar has been in a prison in Mexico for months now and this week, his parents got an extortion call demanding they wire thousands of dollars to the prison. Hammar spoke to his parents on the phone, saying he thought he was going to be killed. Hammar has been tortured during his time in the prison. Hes been beaten and chained to a bed. Mexican officials have justified Hammars arrest, saying it came in accordance with gun laws in the country, have no plans to release him and the State Department has done nothing to get Hammar released. He could face as many as 15 years in prison.
Hammer was told as long as he declared his shot gun to Mexican customs authorities that carrying the gun to Costa Rice was legal. Apparently that wasnt the case however considering Mexican authorities, including Mexican President Felipe Calderon, encourage their citizens to break U.S. law on a daily basis with illegal immigration and rock throwing at U.S. Border Patrol Agents, Hammer should be released immediately.
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Freepers, do what you can on the phone and faxing....take what ever action you can...don't let this fall through the cracks...America is better than this...........
Under the Moslem-Communist
(corrupt as sure as the sun rises),
ONLY Korans and terrorists are fully protected.
A HEROIC AMERICAN, or AMBASSADOR??? Not so much,
since they are left to rot in Hell.
After this, U.S. citizens should avoid Mexico - way to dangerous to go even with a tour group. And keep the Mexican riffraff from sneaking into the U.S.
If you know what's good for you.
When we have a President who is running weapons to the Mexican Drug Cartels....and we have the opposition party concerned more with “Getting Hispanic Voters” and pushing Illegal Alien Amnesty for Mexican illegals...this is the result
Our State Dept should be in contact w Mexico to make sure this ex-Marine is released. And the GOP, instead of Rubio-types pandering to Mexican illegals with DREAMs of Amnesty....needs to put the Obama Admin butts on the coals and get moving on this
Meanwhile, the Mexican government demands that the United States Congress pass amnesty legislation. It is not as though we don’t have any bargaining chips to get our guy back.
This is like a Kulak expecting a rescue from Stalin.
I’ve emailed the Pres and The Sec. of State.
This is not a partisan issue.
Let’s all try to contact the powers that be to help this man.
Mexico has turned into an enemy nation and should be considered as such.
the zer0 admin will be too busy taking away our bill of rights after the Connecticut school massacre to save a hero in Mexico
How sad that it takes PUBLIC PRESSURE to FORCE these government morons TO DO THE RIGHT THING...BUT IT WILL.
Call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121. You’ll need to make 3 CALLS, each time asking to be connected to each of your 2 senators amd your representative.
Tell the staffer that you are insisting that the State Department and Obama FORCE the Mexican government to release Hammar and send him home — NOW!!!
How ironic that Jon Hammar is in jail for bringing an antique rifle across the border when OBAMA AND HOLDER, who sent hundreds of AKs and other modern weapons during Fast and Furious are STILL AT LARGE!!!!
Get caught with a gun in Mexico and you will go to prison and do a lot of time!!!!
No way he’s going to get out before serving his sentence!
The real tragedy of this case is that if Hammar is convicted in Mexico, once released from that Hellhole, he’ll be unable to ever own a firearm in the US. He didn’t break any laws here, but if you’re convicted of such outside of our country, you’re screwed. This went up to at least the 5th Circuit a few years back - a guy went to Mexico and had a single EMPTY CARTRIDGE CASE in his trunk, was convicted down there (you can’t own any military calibers without a special permit) and wasn’t allowed to own guns after that, despite it not being a crime here.
Hillary is too busy shoveling up litter in the State Department sand box to be bothered with American heroes.
You couldn’t pay me to go to Mexico; you couldn’t pay me to go to Washington, D.C., either.
People need to understand that when they are in Mexico that they must follow the laws of Mexico.
Otherwise, you will end up in a Mexican jail.
The Silver Star Families of America, who has a mission to assist our wounded, (And Lance Corporal Hammar IS wounded with PTS), has finally gotten into contact with someone who will answer their phones.
We sent our first care package off to him today and are working our butts off to get him out.
More later but we could use a little help.
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