Gun Control

American Man Jailed in Mexico for Antique Shotgun

Yes, he tried to comply with the stupid laws


For a war vet from South Florida, a leisurely road trip to a seaside vacation came to an abrupt end in a Mexican jail, where he has languished for four months, sometimes chained to a bed.

For the first few months, Jon Hammar's parents kept his plight out of the public eye, fearing that media attention could bring harm to him in prison.

But now they are coming forward, hoping the publicity will push Mexican authorities to act.

Hammar, 27, is being held in the border town of Matamoros, just across from Brownsville, Texas.