Jon Hammar Released: The Marine Was Cleared Of Gun Charges And Is Coming Home
Jon Hammar will be released from a Mexican prison today. The United States Marine has been kept a jail cell since August. The gun charges levied against Hammar relate to an antique weapon the he attempted to legally take into the country.
During a Friday morning interview with Fox News, Jon Hammar’s mother, Olivia Hammar, stated that a Mexican judge ruled in his favor at a hearing on the gun charges. The combat, Marine who had reportedly completed PTSD treatment recently, will be released at some time today.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, O’Reilly Factor host Bill O’Reilly was calling for a boycott of Mexico if Hammar was not released and sent home so he could spend Christmas with his family. Americans from coast to coast called and emailed their elected officials to voice support for the dedicated and heroic Marine.
Hammaer, 27, served his country in both Afghanistan and Iraq. The Mexican prison sits just 15 miles south of the United States border. Jon Hammar had attempted to declare his antique firearm upon entering the country and was arrested.
An excerpt from a letter penned by the Mexican ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan reads:
“This circumstance requires that he remain under detention during the duration of his trial. As you know well, 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.”
The letter was released yesterday before the hearing took place. The New York Daily News reported yesterday that Ambassador Sarukhan believes arresting Jon Hammar was the right decision because he attempted to bring a firearm into the country.
Check back with The Inquisitr for more details about this developing story.