President Joe Biden (D) recently gave a very strange answer when asked by a CNN host about how his son, Hunter, obtained a gun.
To get the handgun, Hunter had to fill out the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Form 4473, which asks, “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” A “yes” answer disqualifies the person.
Hunter answered “no” to this question. The thing is, his own tell-all book indicates he was using illegal drugs at the time.
“He came along and said, by the way, this thing about a gun—I didn’t know anything about it,” said President Biden. “But turns out that when he made [an] application to purchase a gun, what happened was he say—I guess you get asked, I don’t guess, you get asked a question, are you on drugs or do you use drugs? He said no. And he wrote about saying no in his book. … And I’m just so proud of him.”
When writing for America’s 1st Freedom, Charles C.W. Cooke noted that “per Hunter’s own account of his addiction—as chronicled in his 2021 book, Beautiful Things—it is almost certain that he was an addict at the time. Which is potentially a big problem, because, under the terms of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993—a law that Joe Biden shepherded through the U.S. Senate—lying on Form 4473 is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.”
In addition to likely lying on the form, Hunter Biden’s then-girlfriend found the firearm less than two weeks after it was purchased and reportedly threw it in a trash can across the street from a school. No charges were filed, but it has been reported that U.S. Secret Service agents involved approached the owner of the store where Hunter bought the firearms and asked to take the paperwork involving the sale.
Incredibly, Joe Biden, as a U.S. senator, was a key proponent of the federal Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990. “The initial version of this unconstitutional and unwise policy was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. v. Lopez. A later, similarly constitutionally dubious, version remains on the books,” reported the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA).
So, as NRA-ILA said of the incident, “[t]he message from these elites could not be clearer: Gun laws are for only the little people.”
It seems that when Biden is proud of someone or something, Americans should take notice, and not because they are similarly “proud.”