Marine In Mexican Prison For Registered Shotgun Barrel Being 18 Mm Too Long (Please Sign Petition)Submitted by fonzdrew on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 19:21
For four years, former U.S. Marine Jon Hammar fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, he’s chained to a bed in a Mexican prison on what his family says are ‘trumped-up charges’ for illegal gun possession.
Hammar’s mother, Olivia, joined Fox and Friends Tuesday to tell her son’s story and plead for help.
In August, Hammar was traveling through Mexico on his way to Costa Rica for a surfing trip. He approached U.S. Customs about bringing along a gun that belonged to his great-grandfather. They advised him that he’d have to fill out a registration form and declare the weapon immediately upon crossing the border. Hammar tried to do just that but was immediately arrested and has been in prison ever since.
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