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Former Marine Jon Hammar, who served combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, was arrested for illegally possessing an antique firearm even though he declared the gun to Mexican Customs agents. He is shown in an official 2003 USMC portrait. He could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. Photo courtesy Olivia Hammar. (Associatd Press)

Former Marine Jon Hammar, who served combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, was arrested for illegally possessing an antique firearm even though he declared the gun to Mexican Customs agents. He is shown in an official 2003 USMC portrait. He could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. Photo courtesy Olivia Hammar. (Associatd Press)

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