Skip to comments.Marine Jailed For Driving Into Mexico With Guns
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.
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Doesn’t he know that only the BATFE can do that?
He should have said Holder sent him
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.
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.
Come on, where was his head at!? Yeesh!
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.
That was not a good choice.
We hunted in Mexico a few years ago and we had to jump through hoops to take our guns in.
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.
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.
I used to have my way but that was years and years ago.
Active duty ping.
Thanks for sharing,Scooter.
Love it and agree 100%. But when are you going to let loose and tell us how you really feel? LOL!
We should arrange a trade: Twelve million illegal Mexicans for one US Marine. Sounds about right.
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.
You forgot your sarcasm tag.
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*.
Yes, Mexico’s strict gun laws are why there is very little gun violence south of the border. Does that need a label?
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.
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.
You're probably right.These days *nobody* fears the US.Certainly not Putin and probably not Mexico either.
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.
Didn’t something similar happen to a guy five or six years ago?
(That even sounds like a pretty vague question to me!)
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.
Hey, that’s Eric Holder’s job!
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?
it won’t be the beautiful arpa music from Veracruz either..
Eric Holder sent thousands of automatic weapons to drug cartels that killed innocent Mexicans as well as American border agents,what hAppened to him?