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Andrew Tahmooressi

Andrew Tahmooressi

AmmoLand Gun News

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Washington DC - -(  The mother of Andrew Tahmooressi–the U.S. Marine being held in a Mexican jail for crossing the border with guns in his truck–says the situation “is worse than Afghanistan.”

Tahmooressi served two tours in Afghanistan.

According to Fox News, Tahmooressi “faces up to 21 years in prison and has already lost more than 20 pounds since being arrested on March 31 2014.” He is being held at El Hongo Federal Penitentiary.

The arrest follow a check at border crossing “after border inspectors found three legally purchased and registered weapons in his truck.” Tahmooressi claims he reached the border by accident because of “a wrong turn at the poorly-marked crossing.”

His mother, Jill Tahmooressi, said, “He was in the town of San Ysidro and you think you’re getting on I-5 but you’re actually driving to a point of no return.”

She added: “We have a decorated Marine being held in a Mexican prison for no reason. By far this is worse than Afghanistan. At least he was in Afghanistan by choice, proud and honored. Now he is being held captive under inhumane conditions.”

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  • 6 User comments to “Mother of Marine Held In Mexico Describes Situation as ‘Worse Than Afghanistan’”

    1. Dr. Strangelove on May 22, 2014 at 8:43 AM said:

      How much is the ransom? Why haven’t we paid it yet? Oh, that’s right, PO(TU)S is pals with terrorists all over.

    2. Jerrys Kidds on May 22, 2014 at 9:09 AM said:

      I live in San Diego, and have been in the know on how they treat all American’s. We are only served by how much $$$ we spend down there. God Help you if you get into trouble. If you need medical assistance you better have a ton of $$ on your person or and atm with massive withdrawal capabilities! The turn around on the American side is on the left side of the road as you get close to the boarder if you do not see it your forced to go through. Personally I would have just stopped my car and gotten out of it and walked to one of our boarder agents and told them my situation. Who cares if you stop the traffic. With all the illegals here and on our Dime with free assistance makes me sick!! This is our local Benghazi going on here!

    3. Larry on May 22, 2014 at 9:14 AM said:

      Why don’t all border crossings have a u-turn place to turn around before crossing the border?

    4. Janek on May 22, 2014 at 9:27 AM said:

      This incident clearly defines the differences between strict Mexican border enforcement and lax American border protection. Has the U.S. become a ‘suburb’ of Mexico? Maybe we’re an ‘international suburb’?

    5. Winston Smith on May 22, 2014 at 10:35 AM said:

      As a Veteran I can tell you that I despise the marxist cabal who is running the US right in to the ground with a passion! They HATE our military,police,and veterans. The scandals and betrayals one after another establish this clearly. Democrat , “globalist,and Rhino alike are the disgrace of the nation. Leaving this young Marine to rot is just further confirmation !

    6. HBHTEX on May 22, 2014 at 5:07 PM said:

      It’s about time to just go get this man by whatever means ! One thing is for sure,obama will do nothing to help effect this mans release !

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