Ex-U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico wins back his freedom

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DaveEddleman wrote:

About time. Don’t understand it. I think local mexican customs were initially trying to extort money. It’s common down there. When it went to federal news, they were out of their league and trapped.

Dec 22, 2012 3:48am EST  --  Report as abuse
DaveEddleman wrote:

I lived down there and crossed that border over 500 times. Want a business permit but didn’t cancel your last? Slide a $100 bill over under your app while explaining why you didn’t clear the last and “will cover any penalty?” You’ll be good.

Dec 22, 2012 3:52am EST  --  Report as abuse
am727 wrote:

This is a good case in point to remind those who would like to outlaw firearms in the U.S. how it is in many parts of the world where firearms are forbidden. In this particular case, right next door to us. The futility of firearm ownership restrictions is made crystal clear in this event where a shotgun lands an otherwise lawful individual in jail in a neighboring country, while a few miles away, in the same country, exceedingly violent criminals rule the streets with automatic firearms. Truly Automatic Firearms — Assault Weapons — the kind that our armed forces use. Not the mislabeled “Automatic Firearms” of news media lore, which are nothing more than semi-automatic versions of their military counterparts (for those who are interested in the legal definition, and difference: an automatic firearm is one which will fire more than one shot with a single pull of the trigger… In the U.S. being found in possession of such a firearm would send you to prison under current federal law).

I urge all who are persuaded of the notion that firearms restrictions can prevent violent individuals from committing acts of mayhem to read about this case and remember the well known cliché, “When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” Remember how costly the price of our freedoms…

Dec 24, 2012 6:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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