Friday, December 21, 2012
West Calls for Mexico Boycott; Free Jon Hammar
"Congressman Allen West today sided with his fellow Republican Congressmen, Duncan Hunter and Michael Grimm, in asking that Americans boycott travel to Mexico until detained Marine Corp veteran Jon Hammar is released from jail. Hammar has been jailed in a Mexican prison on a bogus weapons charge.
Apparently, Mexican officials do not seem willing to release Hammar, citing that “Mexico has had very stringent gun-control laws in place for many years, and have reinforced their application as a result of the flow of weapons illicitly purchased in the U.S. and then trafficked into Mexico and into the hands of transnational criminal organizations.”-Fox News
I haven't been to Mexico in more than 10 years, and that time flew into the resort area and back out. Never leaving the "tourist approved areas", it was relatively safe. Now I don't want to be anywhere near the border to Mexico. Why anyone would voluntarily put their lives at risk is beyond me. But if Mr. Hammar's family thinks they'll get any help from Obama or his State Department, they are sadly deluded. God help this Marine.