Breitbart News’s Joel Pollak just argued that, rather than using new gun control legislation to take guns out of the hands of law-abiding Americans, President Joe Biden ought to first enforce current gun laws against alleged violators of those laws, including his son Hunter Biden.
“President Joe Biden used a prime time address Thursday to call for stronger gun control laws,” Pollack writes. “He could demonstrate his own commitment by making sure existing laws are enforced — including against his son, Hunter Biden, for apparent violations.”
Pollak’s article comes on the heels of the anti-gun speech that President Biden made on Thursday. And, Biden’s speech followed the recent Texas school shooting.
“Let’s . . . do something.”
During his speech, Biden made another gun control push arguing that, despite evidence to the contrary, this is the solution to these mass shootings.
Biden, himself, made four proposals: banning “assault weapons,” strengthening background checks, enacting federal “red flag” laws, and repealing liability protections for gun manufacturers.
“Let us finally do something,” Biden said.
In his article, Pollak agreed with Biden that something ought to be done. But, in Pollak’s opinion, it would be best to start with enforcing current gun laws.
In the remainder of his report, Pollak looked at alleged gun violations that Hunter Biden is reported to have committed.
Pollak details the allegations that Hunter Biden has faced, writing:
Hunter Biden appears to have lied on paperwork he filled out when purchasing a handgun in 2018 by failing to disclose his problems with drugs. His sister-in-law, with whom he had an affair, allegedly took his gun, wrapped it in a shopping bag and threw it away. According to Hunter Biden’s own text messages, the Secret Service, the FBI, and state investigators apparently became involved — but he was never prosecuted and the matter seems to have disappeared.
Pollak then quotes the National Rifle Association (NRA), which, in 2021, put out a statement explaining the various laws that Hunter Biden appears to have committed here. For example, the NRA pointed out that “it is illegal for a person ‘who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance’ to possess a firearm.”
Accordingly, Pollak argued, “before any new laws are passed, we should enforce existing ones, starting with Hunter Biden.”
We, of course, ought not to hold our breath waiting for this to happen.