Hunter Biden is the proverbial albatross for his father’s campaign. The deal with his laptop and the rather incriminating evidence on that laptop isn’t helping the elder Biden’s presidential ambitions by any means.
Then, last week, we learned about Hunter’s gun escapades. In particular, his brother’s widow and Hunter’s girlfriend at the time tossing a handgun into the trash.
However, there’s an aspect I didn’t consider when covering that story.
ATF Form 4473, Firearms Transaction Record, Section B.21.e requires the transferee to answer “Yes” or “No” to:
“Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?”
If he’d answered “Yes,” the purchase would have been denied.
It is a matter of record that Biden was discharged from the United States Navy in 2014 after testing positive for cocaine. And his drug abuse has reportedly been ongoing, from his 1998 possession arrest to a crack pipe being found in a rental car he’s damaged in 2016, to the latest revelations from his laptop computer that “includes a raunchy, 12-minute video that appears to show Hunter, who’s admitted struggling with addiction problems, smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman…”
If Biden answered “No,” as the completed transfer of the firearm proves, this is what he signed and acknowledged:
“I certify that my answers in Section B are true, correct, and complete. I have read and understand the Notices, Instructions, and Definitions on ATF Form 4473 … I understand that a person who answers “yes” to any of the questions 21.b. through 21.k. is prohibited from receiving or possessing a firearm … I also understand that making any false oral or written statement, or exhibiting any false or misrepresented identification with respect to this transaction, is a crime punishable as a felony under Federal law, and may also violate State and/or local law.”
It’s curious that one of Joe Biden’s “proud achievements” is his campaign website claim that he “beat the NRA” on Brady Act background checks:
“In 1993, he shepherded through Congress the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which established the background check system that has since kept more than 3 million firearms out of dangerous hands.”
If the evidence is to be believed, it did not stop Hunter Biden. And unsurprisingly, that is something that neither Joe Biden, not any of the national “commonsense gun safety groups” want to talk about, which makes suspect what their motives really are. And yes, they do know about it; Joe, Brady, Everytown, Giffords and Moms Demand Action. They just don’t want you to.
Hunter’s drug issues are extremely well-documented and, based on evidence from the aforementioned laptop, ongoing. As such, he most likely did like on his 4473 when he sought to obtain a handgun.
Of course, don’t think for a moment he’ll be prosecuted for that. Unfortunately, we seem to live in a nation where the elites are never prosecuted for their misdeeds, but where you or I will get hammered for every incident.
Oh, law enforcement will argue that they don’t have evidence he was using drugs at the time of purchase or whatever, but even if they did, nothing would happen.
And that’s the real shame. See, while Joe Biden seeks to hammer us for our lawful ownership of firearms, his son is (allegedly) breaking the law with impunity. Maybe before he tries to play dad to the country when it comes to firearms, he should really be looking closer to home.