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Marine Jailed For Driving Into Mexico With Guns
AP ^ | May 2, 2014 4:33 PM

Posted on 05/02/2014 6:53:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin

A California congressman sent a letter Friday to Secretary of State John Kerry asking him to secure the release of a U.S. Marine veteran jailed in Tijuana after he drove into Mexico with three legally owned guns in his truck last month.

Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter said in the letter that Afghanistan war veteran Andrew Tahmooressi had just moved to San Diego from Florida and had all his belongings in his truck, including his pistol, shotgun and rifle, when he missed the last U.S. exit on April 1, forcing him to cross the border.

Road closures because of checkpoints and construction added to the confusion, and there was no opportunity for drivers to turn around, Hunter added.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Mexico
KEYWORDS: tahmooressi

1 posted on 05/02/2014 6:53:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

He’s screwed.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 7:00:38 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: BenLurkin
Never drive across into Mexico. Cross the median illegaly, go the wrong way on a one way, whatever it takes to avoid crossing over. Let them come after you for turning around at the border. You would rather deal with US authorities, get a ticket, or whatever, than to take your chances in Mexico.
3 posted on 05/02/2014 7:00:58 PM PDT by Bob Mc
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To: BenLurkin

Doesn’t he know that only the BATFE can do that?


4 posted on 05/02/2014 7:01:11 PM PDT by lurk
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To: BenLurkin

He should have said Holder sent him


5 posted on 05/02/2014 7:01:16 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: BenLurkin

The Mexicans are hypocrites. They come here to steal, rape and kill and think we should give them all big hugs for coming. An American goes into Mexico accidently due to the incompetence of a road construction company and the ***holes lock him up in a Tijuana ****hole. This is the second time this has happened. Barry needs to get his union boyz off their asses, finish the road and take down their orange barrels and crap.


6 posted on 05/02/2014 7:04:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: BenLurkin
Laws are laws.We have laws,Mexico has laws.If he did,in fact,break one or more of Mexico's laws he must expect to face the music.Many countries,both “civilized” and uncivilized (Mexico clearly being one of the latter) have gun laws that are far more strict than ours.We need to understand that.
7 posted on 05/02/2014 7:06:08 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Bob Mc
Never drive across into Mexico

I take that advice four steps further...I've never entered Mexico by *any* means...and I've never even gotten within 300 miles of the border.

And never will.

8 posted on 05/02/2014 7:08:52 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: BenLurkin

Come on, where was his head at!? Yeesh!


9 posted on 05/02/2014 7:11:13 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is my tag!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
They come here to steal, rape and kill and think we should give them all big hugs for coming. An American goes into Mexico accidently due to the incompetence of a road construction company and the ***holes lock him up in a Tijuana ****hole.

Ask the POS Jeb is he feels the love in Mexico?

The poor Marine already was treated in the infirmary for a knife wound.

If he is white, I am sure Mexico will let him stew awhile and get what's coming to him

Words cannot express the loathing I have for Jeb Bush, this Marxist administration and ALL who support amnesty.

If I had my way, there would be a 50ft wall built along the entire border with shoot to kill orders for anyone trying to sneak across.

10 posted on 05/02/2014 7:12:19 PM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: BenLurkin

That was not a good choice.


11 posted on 05/02/2014 7:13:45 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I'd forgotten how much fun it is having a dog.)
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To: BenLurkin

We hunted in Mexico a few years ago and we had to jump through hoops to take our guns in.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 7:16:14 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Gay State Conservative
Laws are laws.We have laws,Mexico has laws.

You truly like to act high and mighty across many posts.

you are naive idiot.

Do you have the mental capability to understand that Mexico does NOT follow it's laws, that our government does NOT follow it's laws?

As it stands, their is not equal treatment before the law. There is essentially mob rule. You think the world operates anywhere near some idiotic ideal in your mind?

You say what you say because you are likely a puke from the DUmp that hates our Marines. You always post things that are anti-Liberty that excuse Statists.

You make me sick. Oh, the law is the law? So we should just accept and give respect to Mexico.

People like you disgust me. You have likely never had to stand up to true evil in your life. Go to the DUmp with your comrades.

13 posted on 05/02/2014 7:17:35 PM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: BenLurkin

The Mexicans should let this Marine go as a show of friendship with the U.S. on Sinko de Mayo. Oh, wait a minute. Mexico doesn’t celebrate Sinko de Mayo.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 7:18:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: sand88

I used to have my way but that was years and years ago.


15 posted on 05/02/2014 7:19:05 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: BenLurkin; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active duty ping.


16 posted on 05/02/2014 7:21:16 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: sand88

Thanks for sharing,Scooter.


17 posted on 05/02/2014 7:21:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: sand88

Love it and agree 100%. But when are you going to let loose and tell us how you really feel? LOL!


18 posted on 05/02/2014 7:22:57 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: sand88
Amen. Some people are just idiots that live in their own little world.

/johnny

19 posted on 05/02/2014 7:24:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

We should arrange a trade: Twelve million illegal Mexicans for one US Marine. Sounds about right.


20 posted on 05/02/2014 7:30:15 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Gay State Conservative said: "We need to understand that."

No, we don't.

We need to understand that the right to keep and bear arms is an essential element of the right to life.

Since Mexico has been violating the rights of its citizens for years, aside from some other reasons, the border should be closed to any and all traffic of any kind. Even one imprisonment for keeping and bearing arms is enough.

21 posted on 05/02/2014 7:35:27 PM PDT by William Tell
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To: clintonh8r

BINGO!


22 posted on 05/02/2014 7:36:39 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: Gay State Conservative
Laws are laws.We have laws,Mexico has laws.If he did,in fact,break one or more of Mexico's laws he must expect to face the music.Many countries,both “civilized” and uncivilized (Mexico clearly being one of the latter) have gun laws that are far more strict than ours.We need to understand that.

You forgot your sarcasm tag.

23 posted on 05/02/2014 7:36:52 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Melowese Richardson - Democrat Vote Fraud Expert)
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To: Bob Mc
It is very easy to get on "the road of no return" into Mexico. I live in San Diego near the border and shortly after moving there I inadvertently found myself headed for Mexico. I made an illegal U-turn over double lines and skeedadalled back from whence I came. Although I had no guns I would have faced at least a 2-hour wait to get back across the border.
24 posted on 05/02/2014 7:49:06 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: William Tell
We need to understand that the right to keep and bear arms is an essential element of the right to life.

OK,fair enough.But how do we convince Mexico,a sovereign nation,to respect that right? This is an *international* incident,not a domestic one.My guess is that Mexico either doesn't have a Second Amendment or,because of corruption,doesn't support it.Most of us here at FR,including me,are outraged when foreigners scream "human rights violation" when they're in our courts or prisons and yet some here claim that we have no duty to obey the laws of other countries.It doesn't make one bit of sense.

Since Mexico has been violating the rights of its citizens for years, aside from some other reasons, the border should be closed to any and all traffic of any kind.

I agree 1000% The common border should be sealed tighter than was the East German/West German border.But it's not.And as a result there are occasional incidents of Americans violating Mexico's laws and millions of examples of Mexicans violating ours.That's the state of the border *today*.

25 posted on 05/02/2014 7:50:31 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yes, Mexico’s strict gun laws are why there is very little gun violence south of the border. Does that need a label?


26 posted on 05/02/2014 7:52:18 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Washington could play hardball but nobody wants to, let alone can. Under someone like Reagan, a little negotiation would have likely sprung the fellow, when they understood repercussions that the White House would actually stand behind.


27 posted on 05/02/2014 7:56:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: luvbach1
It is very easy to get on "the road of no return" into Mexico.

I've heard that said before.First of all you couldn't pay me enough to live anywhere near that border,such is my hatred of,and fear of,Mexicans and their government.But if I ever find myself accidentally approaching the Mexican border I'd make illegal U-turns and just about anything else to correct my mistake *before* reaching that border.

28 posted on 05/02/2014 8:00:00 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Washington could play hardball but nobody wants to, let alone can. Under someone like Reagan, a little negotiation would have likely sprung the fellow, when they understood repercussions that the White House would actually stand behind.

You're probably right.These days *nobody* fears the US.Certainly not Putin and probably not Mexico either.

29 posted on 05/02/2014 8:05:14 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I mean this is an active serviceman of the US. What do you mean Mexico, do you want war? I think they’d quickly say no they don’t, to a Reagan.


30 posted on 05/02/2014 8:08:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: BenLurkin

Didn’t something similar happen to a guy five or six years ago?

(That even sounds like a pretty vague question to me!)


31 posted on 05/02/2014 8:10:30 PM PDT by lrdg
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I mean this is an active serviceman of the US.

The story says he's a Marine *veteran*.That says to me that he's discharged/retired rather than active.But if he is active that increases the urgency of someone from the State Dept contacting the Mexican government to strike a deal.

32 posted on 05/02/2014 8:14:19 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: BenLurkin

Hey, that’s Eric Holder’s job!


33 posted on 05/02/2014 9:08:08 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Gay State Conservative

True enough “once a Marine always a Marine” and that’s commonly accepted. Qua a civilian, his situation is more difficult. The road foulup was not on the Mexican side however. Why is this road cluttered like that?


34 posted on 05/02/2014 9:09:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

it won’t be the beautiful arpa music from Veracruz either..


35 posted on 05/02/2014 11:01:27 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: BenLurkin

Eric Holder sent thousands of automatic weapons to drug cartels that killed innocent Mexicans as well as American border agents,what hAppened to him?


36 posted on 05/03/2014 5:55:49 AM PDT by ballplayer
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