Anti-Gun Biden has a Hunter problem

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Why is it that almost every Democratic president has that one family member any of us would be embarrassed to have? Jimmy Carter had his brother Billy. For Bill Clinton, it was Roger.

Those were siblings, though. You can’t pick who your brother or sister is, now can you?

But with President Joe Biden, the problem is his son, Hunter.

As the president pushes his anti-gun agenda, one problem he’s going to have to deal with, though, is Hunter.

On June 2, President Joe Biden gave a speech in which he demanded that Congress enact a gun ban and other severe gun control measures that he has supported throughout his political career. Among the policies Biden listed was the criminalization of private firearm transfers – sometimes inaccurately termed “universal background checks.” Biden commanded, “We should expand background checks to be — keep guns out of the hands of felons, fugitives, and those under restraining orders.”

Biden doesn’t have any actual interest in keeping guns away from those prohibited from possessing them.

Second, we know this because of the Biden administration’s indifference to the president’s son Hunter’s potential illegal purchase and possession of a firearm.

On June 6, the New York Post published an article titled, “Packin’ heat: Nude Hunter Biden cavorts with hooker, gun in latest mess for president.” According to the item, the Post was provided with an October 17, 2018 video where “[a] naked Hunter casually waves around a handgun and even points it at the camera while cavorting with a nude hooker in a swank hotel room.” Stills from the video are available on the Post’s website and exhibit a severe lack of trigger discipline. The paper was careful to note that “[i]t’s not clear what type of gun it is or whether it is a replica from the video.”

Now, the Post does state that it’s unclear that Hunter’s gun was an actual, working firearm as opposed to a replica. The NRA points out that they’re not saying any criminal conduct occurred, either.

But the truth of the matter is that for a president who has actually mentioned banning 9mm handguns so casually, a picture of his son with what sure looks like a semi-automatic pistol can’t be good for public relations.

Then there’s the fact that we do have plenty of reason to believe Hunter Biden purchased a firearm illegally in the past. So far as any of us know, there’s been no investigation into that.

Nor will there be.

Look, we all know that the rules don’t apply to people with last names like Biden or Clinton. If there was even the hint that you or I were using marijuana in a state where it was legal, we’d have an investigation into our gun ownership so fast it’s not even funny–we know because we’ve seen it–but Hunter can have evidence of using crack, buy a gun, and not a peep from law enforcement.

Yet for the elder Biden, the Hunter issue isn’t likely to go away.

About the only way it would is for there to be an investigation, followed by a prosecution. Then, maybe, it would look like the rules apply to all of us. Since that’s not going to happen, we can recognize that every time President Biden spouts off about the need to keep guns out of certain hands, he really means yours and not people like his drug-using son.