The Marine veteran who was imprisoned in Mexico after declaring several guns and a few hundred rounds of ammunition at the Mexican border is still being tried in a Mexican court, but could also face charges in California,Marine Corps Times reported.
Though Andrew Tahmooreesi’s Mexican lawyer, Fernando Benitez, is confident the court will see his client freed, U.S. lawmakers say the former sergeant could be brought up on charges for bringing loaded weapons into California.
Tahmooreesi was stopped by authorities at the Mexican border on March 31 after claiming he made a wrong turn at the San Ysidro crossing. The former Marine told border guards he was carrying several firearms, including a .45-caliber handgun, an AR-15 and a 12-gauge shotgun, all of which he showed documentation for. The weapons were also loaded.
“If he’s driving around with multiple loaded weapons in a car, that would be a problem under California law,” Stanford law professor John Donohue told the Times.
Written by Jared Morgan
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