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Pal of jailed Marine Jon Hammar recounts pal's last day of freedom in Mexico
Fox News.com ^ | December 18, 2012

Posted on 12/18/2012 10:34:13 AM PST by Kaslin

The fellow Marine who was with Jon Hammar when Mexican customs officials arrested him for carrying an illegal shotgun said his friend made every effort to follow the law, but got bad information from officials on both sides of the border.

Ian McDonough, 27, told FoxNews.com that four U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents told Hammar before he crossed into Mexico that as long as the required permit, which he completed, was submitted and he declared the gun to Mexican authorities, there would be no problem in bringing the vintage shotgun across the border.

"Jon was told to fill out a form with his name and the specs of the rifle and show it to the customs agent on the Mexican side," said McDonough, who was traveling with Hammar in an RV to Costa Rica, where they planned to hunt and surf. "I don't know what they expected Jon to do after they gave him the registration form and sent him on his way."

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TOPICS: Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mexico; mexicosucks; outrage; wakeupusa

1 posted on 12/18/2012 10:34:18 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

There are only 3 things you have to remember about going to Mexico:

1) “Don’t follow the rules and they will arrest you!”
and
2) “Follow the rules and they will arrest you!”

Followed by
3) “Just pay the money, Gringo, and you can go home”

(oh, and maybe 4: “Your President will do nothing to help you”)


2 posted on 12/18/2012 10:39:12 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: Mr. K

You hit the nail right on the head with #4


3 posted on 12/18/2012 10:47:57 AM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: Kaslin

Nothing good happens south of the border.


4 posted on 12/18/2012 10:49:23 AM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: Mr. K

How about, “Don’t go to Mexico.”


5 posted on 12/18/2012 10:50:23 AM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: KansasGirl
Sounds like an excellent idea.

Another thought ~ we hold seveal million Mexicans in here captive conditions ~ suppose we release them and return them to their homes IN MEXICO!

A veritable prisoner swap eh.

6 posted on 12/18/2012 10:56:39 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Kaslin

The moral of the story: Paga La Mordida.


7 posted on 12/18/2012 10:59:48 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: Kaslin

Anybody who goes to Mexico in spite of warnings not to go does not have my empathy if arrested or killed.


8 posted on 12/18/2012 11:18:53 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Kaslin

Here is a link to a petition page on the White House’s web site in case you want to sign it. If enough people sign it, the Administration will respond:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/help-bring-jon-hammar-home/VLpNf47b


9 posted on 12/18/2012 11:45:50 AM PST by KittyKares (.)
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To: Kaslin; All

Mexico is s Third World Hole...and no one should go there. Period

The only good use for Mexico is to use it for nuclear testing


10 posted on 12/18/2012 12:25:43 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: Kaslin

There’s no rush for transparency in this case from 2011 where the ex-mayor of Tijuana (one of the big shots of Pena Nieto’s PRI party) was found to have 88 guns in his possession, only 10 of which had permitted. Mr. Hank, if I recall correctly, spent a few days in jail and was released.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/09/world/americas/09mexico.html?_r=0


11 posted on 12/18/2012 1:12:58 PM PST by san pancho
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To: san pancho
Mr. Hank, if I recall correctly, spent a few days in jail and was released.

Well, that's exactly the system our betters want for us - laws are just suggestions to them, but have the full force of Big Brother's jackboot when applied to us.

Gonzalo Lira: Structural Pliancy

12 posted on 12/18/2012 1:17:52 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: KansasGirl

Actually they were going to Costa Rica. they just had to go through Mexico


13 posted on 12/18/2012 2:25:45 PM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Read the article. They were traveling to Costa Rica in an RV and had to go through Mexico.


14 posted on 12/18/2012 2:29:26 PM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: KittyKares; Liz; Pelham; SandRat; HiJinx; Tennessee Nana; TADSLOS; All

“Here is a link to a petition page on the White House’s web site in case you want to sign it. If enough people sign it, the Administration will respond:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/help-bring-jon-hammar-home/VLpNf47b

Thank you, KittyKares.


15 posted on 12/18/2012 3:55:15 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: AuntB
I would sign the petition, but I do not want an email from thisWhite House
16 posted on 12/18/2012 4:30:48 PM PST by Kaslin ( One Big Ass Mistake America (Make that Two))
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To: Kaslin

“I would sign the petition, but I do not want an email from thisWhite House”

Yeah, I don’t ‘want’ it either. Sooner or later we gotta stop hiding. Those who show up rule.


17 posted on 12/18/2012 5:04:30 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: Kaslin
I would sign the petition, but I do not want an email from thisWhite House

I find that the delete button comes in handy for unwanted email :-).

18 posted on 12/19/2012 10:31:32 AM PST by KittyKares (.)
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