TheBlaze has been following the story of Marine Corps Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi who was arrested in Mexico for weapons possession. Tahmooressi has said he took a wrong turn and didn’t mean to cross the border, and now faces a sentence of six to 21 years in a Mexican prison for carrying his registered AR-15 rifle, .45-caliber pistol, and 12-gauge pump shotgun in his car across the border. Mike Slater, host of TheBlaze Radio Network‘s ‘The Mike Slater Show’, joined Glenn to describe how easy it is to cross into Mexico following Tahmooressi’s path.
“It all goes so fast. You’re driving south on the 5, and you’re going, you know, 75 miles per hour, and then you’re there. First of all, you blow by that last exit, Exit 1A, and you’re right at the checkpoint. It splits into six lanes. There’s green lights for each lane, so obviously your instinct is to go,” Slater said.
“He wasn’t like speeding away from the police once he got to the border. They pulled him into secondary, as they would anyone who had a trunkload full of stuff, and there’s video that we hear, there’s surveillance video of him at the border, not belligerent at all. He got out of his truck, pointed to the back of his truck,” he added.
To prove how easy it was to make the same mistake Tahmooressi did, Slater made the drive himself, which you can see in the video below:
So what can you do?
Glenn said, “Well, you’re going to have to make some noise. There is a hearing on May 28 where the Mexican border officials will give a statement to the judge handling Tahmooressi’s case. We need to make as much of an uproar before this hearing. Rallies have taken place all across the country today.”
“Even sign the petition on the White House page. They have to respond to it if it’s 100,000 people that are signing up. Call your congressman. Call your senator. Call anybody that will listen. Get your friends. Maybe you could just do this, maybe you could just tweet a picture of yourself holding one of these.”