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Obama Ignores Ex-Marine Wrongly Held In Mexican Jail
IBD EDITORIALS ^ | December 14, 2012

Posted on 12/14/2012 4:30:02 PM PST by raptor22

Foreign Relations: A veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan is chained to a jail bed for months after trying to register a souvenir rifle with Mexican authorities, and the Obama administration does nothing to correct this injustice.

Since August, Jon Hammar, a former Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been held in a notorious Mexican prison effectively run by the Zetas drug cartel. His crime: declaring to Mexican authorities that he was transporting an antique shotgun after registering the gun with U.S. Customs agents on his way to a surfing trip with buddies in Costa Rica.

We can understand the silence of mainstream media and Hollywood liberals who hold candlelight vigils every time a cop-killer is sent to death row. But ignoring a Marine vet suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome jailed on his way for some R&R is astonishing.

On Aug. 23, Hammar and a friend, another ex-Marine, were on a road trip to Costa Rica where they planned to spend several weeks surfing and recovering from the psychological toll of combat. Hammar had just completed treatment for post-traumatic stress.

At the Brownsville Port of Entry, Hammar told U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents he was carrying a shotgun that once belonged to his great-grandfather. The .410-bore Sears & Roebuck model had been handed down through the generations and was for Hammer a link to his heritage.

The gun was barely suitable for shooting birds and rabbits; his wife called it a "glorified BB gun." Yet Mexican authorities insist a crime has been committed and the weapon is a serious threat, largely because the gun barrel, as they measure it, is longer than 25 inches.

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fastandfurious; ibd; jonhammar; marines; mexico; obama; semperfi

1 posted on 12/14/2012 4:30:12 PM PST by raptor22
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To: raptor22
Yet Mexican authorities insist a crime has been committed and the weapon is a serious threat, largely because the gun barrel, as they measure it, is longer than 25 inches.

I think the law there requires that the barrel be longer than 25 inches.

2 posted on 12/14/2012 4:36:48 PM PST by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: raptor22

According to Mexican law he is not being wrongly held and Mexico has a right to enforce its own laws.

On the upside, Mexico is corrupt and there is some monetary price that his family can pay to buy his freedom.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 4:37:58 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: raptor22

Where the hell are the clowns from the ***holes’ Civil Liberties Union or their pals, the “immigrant advocates”. If we had a drunken Mexican National who had whipped out a whole family in a head on locked up in one of our country club jails, those clowns would be raising hell!


4 posted on 12/14/2012 4:38:24 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: raptor22

5 posted on 12/14/2012 4:41:34 PM PST by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

It’s because he’s worth nothing politically. If Jay-Z was caught in Mexico with an ‘unregistered hand gun’, my bet is that Obama would have him back in the USA within 24 hours.


6 posted on 12/14/2012 4:45:25 PM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: raptor22

His problem is that he is a white boy.

If he were black Obama would be on top of this.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 4:46:34 PM PST by Venturer
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To: raptor22

God,he’s young.

I pray for his release.

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8 posted on 12/14/2012 4:52:00 PM PST by Mears
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To: raptor22

Why didn’t Mexico just deny him entry? Where is Hillary? At her hairdresser? Not a word out of Obama. But he sure had time to thank the Eagles for taking Vick and inserted him in Michigan’s local issues, the Zimmerman case, and lots of other things in which presidents usually do not get involved.


9 posted on 12/14/2012 4:57:41 PM PST by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: raptor22

Obama Ignores Ex-Marine


What would you expect? The Marine is gasp......WHITE!


10 posted on 12/14/2012 5:00:40 PM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: raptor22

Why would any American in their right mind go to Mexico?

God help this young man. I know Obama won’t.


11 posted on 12/14/2012 5:03:27 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: raptor22

The Creep-In-Chief will have another American death to celebrate and uvulate on while he passes out candy.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 5:15:21 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: FoxInSocks
Sounds like my 11th birthday present (64 tyears ago): single barrel, full choke, 24" barrel, 3" chamber, JC Higgins .410 bore shotgun. Definitely not a toy, as his wife intimates, but not a criminal gun -- unless the stupid law makes barrels <25" illegal.

Sounds like most gun laws -- just another scam for turning honest citizens into criminals...

13 posted on 12/14/2012 5:17:51 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: TXnMA

Stupid qwerTY keyboard...


14 posted on 12/14/2012 5:21:58 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: raptor22

The contrast is quite stark. The Mexican government defends Mexican murderers and rapists in the U.S., yet the U.S. won’t defend an American who gets caught on a technicality in Mexico, while it simultaneously gives amnesty to millions of illegal Mexicans. If we’d had a GOP candidate who’d wanted to win this past year, he might have used this. Obviously we didn’t.


15 posted on 12/14/2012 5:21:58 PM PST by River Hawk
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To: raptor22

The contrast is quite stark. The Mexican government defends Mexican murderers and rapists in the U.S., yet the U.S. won’t defend an American who gets caught on a technicality in Mexico, while it simultaneously gives amnesty to millions of illegal Mexicans. If we’d had a GOP candidate who’d wanted to win this past year, he might have used this. Obviously we didn’t.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 5:22:11 PM PST by River Hawk
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To: River Hawk

Should have had an AK-47 — and told them he was an ATF gunwalker...


17 posted on 12/14/2012 5:24:21 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: raptor22

Folks

The Silver Star Families of America is all over this. We sent our first package to the Lance Corporal today.

We are in direct contact with the U.S. consulate and are making some head way.

We could use some help though. Go to silverstarfamilies.org

If you wish to know who to write, push the FREE HAMMAR button.


18 posted on 12/14/2012 5:27:07 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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19 posted on 12/14/2012 5:34:28 PM PST by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

I assumed that despite his contempt for our military, Obama would intervene for PR reasons. Apparently, despite having an abysmally low opinion of Obama’s patriotism, I have underestimated the communist’s malice. Barack Hussein Obama hates our military so much that he would be willing to lose at least a little of his popularity if that means hurting a United States Marine.


20 posted on 12/14/2012 5:43:07 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: OKRA2012

>> According to Mexican law he is not being wrongly held and Mexico has a right to enforce its own laws.

To Hell with Mexico, it’s pissing all over the United States.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 5:44:56 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: raptor22
First rule of travel to mexico: Don't.

Second rule: Don't try to take any kind of a firearm into mexico.

Third rule: don't take advice about mexican law enforcement from an American LEO or anyone else not inolved with mexican graft/law enforcement

Exception: If you're running drugs from mexico, or in some manner bringing dollars into mexico - nevermind.

22 posted on 12/14/2012 5:45:46 PM PST by norton
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To: DH

The Marine is gasp...a MARINE!


23 posted on 12/14/2012 5:50:19 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: raptor22

as he said that the Feds will not spend any effort enforcing THEIR drug laws in now pot friendly Wash. and CO, “there are more pressing matters” than saving a Marine from the Policia. Like taking all our guns and the last bit of freedom we have.


24 posted on 12/14/2012 5:55:32 PM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: raptor22

He’s a hillbilly with a gun. Why should Obama care? /s


25 posted on 12/14/2012 6:00:29 PM PST by skeeter
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To: raptor22

It’s not a mistake. If that was Bill Ayers we would be releasing terrorists to get him back.


26 posted on 12/14/2012 6:16:24 PM PST by Celerity
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To: Admin Moderator

Why was this IBD EDITORIAL removed from “editorial”? This is not the first time and there is no justification for doing so, Follow the bleeping link to the IBD EDITORIAL page!


27 posted on 12/14/2012 6:23:52 PM PST by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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28 posted on 12/14/2012 6:27:01 PM PST by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

Obama ignores his own (reputed) brother in a hovel in a slum in Nairobi.


29 posted on 12/14/2012 6:37:45 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Mears

Most Marines are very young men (18 - 20) when they volunteer to a part of the best. We grow up fast.


30 posted on 12/14/2012 6:38:16 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

My son graduated from H.S. on Thursday and left for Parris Island the following Monday.

I remember every detail of that morning(5:00 A.M.)and it was 27 years ago.

He was my youngest and we were all very proud of him.

.


31 posted on 12/14/2012 7:04:33 PM PST by Mears
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To: raptor22

Send Bill Clinton to get him like he did with Lisa Ling’s sister and another journalist when they were held in North Korea. He does a better job of it than Hillary.


32 posted on 12/14/2012 7:07:18 PM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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33 posted on 12/14/2012 7:20:31 PM PST by raptor22 (Visit my blog at True Conservatives on Twitter: http://t.co/IKpP3cwq)
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To: raptor22

Is that Obama’s job? I remember when the Marines were held in Cuba, President Bush did not speak about it and instead Jesse Jackson went and got them successfully out of jail. I think the President has more important things to do. I think some lower level government weeny might try and do something. Has the kid had a trial yet?


34 posted on 12/14/2012 7:59:48 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: raptor22

Benghazi-Coward Obama continues to deliberately destroy his own troops.


35 posted on 12/14/2012 8:36:52 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: raptor22
Obama Ignores Ex-Marine Wrongly Held In Mexican Jail

Well, The Won [Again] is pretty sure he's already a corpse, so what's the big crisis?

36 posted on 12/14/2012 11:07:23 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: raptor22

Obama is ignoring this situation because the Marine is NOT black. /racism off


37 posted on 12/14/2012 11:52:45 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: raptor22

He’s guilty and will do the time in prison!!!


38 posted on 12/15/2012 12:11:41 AM PST by dalereed
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To: norton

Second rule: Don’t try to take any kind of a firearm into mexico.


Most people don’t know that they will apply their gun restrictions and penalties even if you cross over with a single .22 short on you or in your vehicle. They treat bullets the same as guns.


39 posted on 12/15/2012 2:44:33 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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