President Joe Biden, among many other Democrats, has demanded Congress pass sweeping new gun control laws in the wake of recent high-profile mass shootings.
One thing that Biden and others have not called for, though, is stricter enforcement of already existing gun control laws — perhaps because doing so could conceivably send the president’s son Hunter to jail, The Federalist reported.
There is evidence that strongly suggests that Hunter Biden lied about his habitual drug use on the federal Firearms Transaction Record (ATF Form 4473) that he filled out when purchasing a handgun in October 2018 — a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 if convicted.
No calls to enforce already existing laws
Indeed, President Biden delivered a speech Thursday night in which he listed off several new gun control proposals that he wanted Congress to immediately pass.
“We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. And if we can’t ban assault weapons, then we should raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21,” Biden insisted. “Strengthen background checks. Enact safe storage laws and red-flag laws. Repeal the immunity that protects gun manufacturers from liability. Address the mental health crisis deepening the trauma of gun violence and as a consequence of that violence.”
Nowhere in the many Democratic calls for more gun control are demands that existing laws already on the books be fully enforced and prosecuted, such as the felony offense of lying on the federal form used for all firearms purchases through a federally licensed dealer, The Federalist noted.
Hunter lied on his Form 4473
It was reported in March 2021 that, in 2018, a handgun Hunter Biden had recently purchased had ended up in a dumpster outside a grocery store near a high school — an incident that was allegedly covered up initially by the U.S. Secret Service, though the protective agency has denied any involvement.
The controversy over that incident resulted in The Federalist obtaining a copy of the Form 4473 that Hunter Biden had filled out only months earlier — a form in which Biden checked “No” for the box that asked if the purchaser was an “unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.”
Hunter Biden has an openly admitted long history of drug abuse and is known to have checked himself in and out of drug rehab centers on several occasions over the past two decades. And, while it is unclear if Biden was a current user or clean at the time of the purchase, other evidence and admissions from that time frame suggest he was using illicit narcotics and controlled substances like crack cocaine.
Evidence supports the assertion Hunter lied about his drug use
For example, the New York Post reported in 2019 that Hunter Biden was suspected by management of having smoked crack in the VIP room of an upscale strip club in the D.C.-area in late 2018, which would be consistent with the period in which the handgun had been purchased.
Then, according to The Federalist, there is Hunter’s infamously abandoned laptop that contains numerous pictures and videos that appear to show him smoking crack during and after sexual activities, again within the same time frame as the gun purchase.
Finally, there is an alleged admission from Hunter himself in a lengthy text message obtained from the laptop that references the handgun being stolen from him and dropped in the dumpster by his then-girlfriend — Hallie Biden, the widow of Hunter’s deceased brother Beau — over her concerns that he “would harm myself due to my drug and alcohol problem and our volatile relationship and that she was afraid for the kids.”