Former Marine Jon Hammer To Be Released From Mexican Prison

Former Marine Jon Hammar of Palmetto Bay will be released Friday from a Mexican prison, according to U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. ...
Home for Christmas! The Lord is good and has answered our prayers for this young man to be released.


Home for Christmas!

NTEB was one of the first to break this story two weeks ago: Obama Gov’t Leaves US Marine Chained To A Bed In Mexican Prison

“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.” Psalm 27:14

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Twenty-seven-year-old former Marine Jon Hammar of Palmetto Bay will be released Friday from a Mexican prison, according to U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Hammar was arrested over the summer in Mexico because he carried an antique shotgun over the border.


Home for Christmas! The Lord is good and has answered our prayers for this young man to be released.

He and his family and said it was an honest mistake. “No American should be in a Mexican jail for five months without being able to have his case in front of a judge,” said Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL). Nelson made a direct appeal to the Mexican ambassador to the U.S. “We’re grateful; this is a good Christmas present.” In a recent photo, Hammar was shown in prison chained to a bed causing concern amongst his family.

Hammar’s troubles began in August when he took off with a buddy to Costa Rica to surf and deal with post traumatic stress from the war.

Once across the border, though, he was immediately arrested, placed in a notoriously dangerous prison some say is run by a drug cartel and charged with bringing a firearm into the country – a federal crime.

The rifle, a family heirloom, was actually cleared by U.S. Customs.

“Customs weighed the gun, measured the gun, I think took pictures of the gun and gave him paperwork to fill out and then he took that paperwork across to the Mexican side, declared the gun and was immediately arrested,” said Olivia Hammar.

In a prior statement, a spokesman for the Mexican Embassy stressed that possession of any weapon restricted for the use of the army in Mexico is a federal crime and must automatically be prosecuted.

“All it is, is that the barrel of the rifle was this length or the other length. It was not like he was trying to start a militia,” said Ros-Lehtinen. source – CBS Miami


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December 21, 2012 8:15 pm

Welcome home. Now get ready for the persecution of all Christians right here in America! Its coming and so is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ shortly after!

December 21, 2012 9:11 pm

Don’t bring firearms or ammunition across the border into Mexico.

Don’t carry a knife, even a small pocketknife, on your person in Mexico.

You may become one of dozens of U.S. Citizens who are arrested each month for unintentionally violating Mexico’s strict weapons laws.

If you are caught with firearms or ammunition in Mexico…

You will go to jail and your vehicle will be seized;
You will be separated from your family, friends, and your job, and likely suffer substantial financial hardship;
You will pay court costs and other fees ranging into the tens of thousands of dollars defending yourself;
You may get up to a 30-year… Read more »

December 22, 2012 6:02 am

LOL at strict weapon laws in mexico. That is so funny its not. Just drug cartels carrying fully automatic weapons are allowed.

December 21, 2012 10:15 pm

Thank goodness! Welcome home Jon!!!! We have been praying for your safety and release <3 It is a great day in America!!!

December 22, 2012 12:15 am

It is about time. They should let him come home now for Christmas

December 22, 2012 6:00 am

How about this. I don’t visit any country where I can’t be armed to defend myself and they don’t get my money. That is a perfect solution.

December 22, 2012 8:16 pm

Now that Jon’s been released, what has happened to his shotgun?

December 22, 2012 8:38 pm

The drug cartel has refurbished it and is smuggling it back to the states for a high dollar off the grid sale! All you will need to make it operational is the firing pin.

December 22, 2012 8:40 pm

Then the person in the US who buys it will get caught up in some sort of crime and attempt to fire on an ATF agent or DEA agent on a drug raid gone bad not knowing there is no firing pin and he will get arrested. The ATF will then confiscate the weapon, re-refurbish it and resell it back to the cartels. From there your guess is as good as mine.

December 22, 2012 8:52 pm

Hilary will undoubtedly get another doctors note when it comes time to self incriminate and the news will blast this useless information in your face on it all while Obama prints as much money as he can, increases the national debt, allows Muslims to kill american Christians blames it on a you tube video (where in a country electricity is a problem never mind a computer to view you tube) then apologizes to Muslims who’s religion says all Jews and Christians must die and anyone who is not Muslim for that matter. While all that is going… Read more »

December 22, 2012 9:03 pm

O yea all while there continues to be no jobs in America and more jobs being lost and Obama-care is passed as a healthcare bill but is really a cover for tons of other non health care related things!
No jobs in America and Obama-care watch this:

Obama Watch this:

Hits the nails right on the head perfectly.

December 25, 2012 5:38 am

How about you NOT carry a gun into a country with very restrictive gun laws. U.S. customs may clear it, but they don’t work for Mexico.
Now, the Mexican legal system sure took their sweet time with this case, but this kid is an idiot.