I’ve been a professional hunter all my life. We have a deer, turkey and dove lease near the Mexican border in Texas. We go to Mexico quite often after a day of hunting to shop in Ciudad de Acuña which is on the Texas-Mexican border. There are signs everywhere when you get to the border of Mexico that specifically say, “No Guns” and “All guns are to be left in your car” before your come into Mexico. For Cpl. Jon Hammar not to follow the law because he is a Marine is his fault, and now he is in a Mexican jail. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s comments are a joke because she’s not a hunter or gun owner and doesn’t know the Mexican law.
I’m sad for Cpl. Hammar but he made the choice to enter Mexico with a gun. He broke the law. I hope he gets out soon.
David J. Sanguesa, South Miami