Thursday, December 13, 2012

US Marine Jailed in Mexico Trying to Register an Antique Shotgun at The Boarder

This is unquestionably a travesty of justice.

The Marine was going on a hunting trip to help with his PSD from serving in Iraq. He wanted to bring his grandfather's antique shotgun. He declares it on the US side of the boarder, is given the 'all clear' and told to register it on the Mexican side. When he goes to register it on the Mexican side they throw him in jail. That was four months ago and has included threats / extortion attempts against his parents and being chained down to a bed.

It is long past time to secure this Marine's freedom and bring him back home.

Video embedded below.

"Even though a U.S. border agent in Brownsville, Texas, had assured Hammar the gun was legal as long as he declared it to Mexican authorities, he was nabbed just across the border, and charged with an aggravated felony punishable up to 15 years in prison. While in prison, Hammar has been repeatedly threatened and, according to reports, left chained for days to a steel bed. But it was the call, just two days after their son's arrest, that continues to haunt Hammar's parents. They believe their son's service to his country -- memorialized forever by a "USMC" tattoo on his arm, made him a target behind bars."

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