The local news reported that he claims to have checked with officials on both sides of the border and was told it was okay to take his shotgun into Mexico. That doesn’t make sense to me because there are warning signs posted at the border about what is not allowed. There is no way the US officials said it was okay. The posted story says he was arrested while trying to register his gun in Mexico. That makes more sense. His mistake was in not getting the permit before crossing with the gun. I’ve hunted whitewing in Mexico and it takes a lot of time and effort to get permits to cross with shotguns. It’s not something that can be done at the last moment.
It seems to be an innocent mistake on his part. I hope he gets out of that hell hole soon.
The parents were on Hannity and claimed that he registered it on the US side and they gave him the paperwork he needed to show them on the Mexican side.
They also claimed that Mexican officials and military personnel have written to the judges and prosecution that this weapon wasn’t on the ban list.