*UPDATE: Gun Control Activists Silent On Hunter Biden's Reported Illegal Purchase Of Firearm
Biden's sister-in-law, who he was dating at the time, took the gun and dumped it in a trash container across the street from a school
Based on a police report as reported by Politico, Hunter Biden is reported to have filled out a 4473 to purchase a .38 revolver on Oct. 12, 2018. Days later, on October 23rd, his girlfriend at the time, Hallie, the widow of his late older brother, was “suspicious” took the gun from his vehicle without his knowledge before dumping it in an outside grocery store trash can across the street from a high school.
Delaware police began investigating, concerned that the trash can was across from a high school and that the missing gun could be used in a crime, according to law enforcement officials and a copy of the police report obtained by POLITICO.
This was about the same time that he was accused of smoking crack in the VIP room of a D.C. strip club by several employees, one of whom went on record. Biden was dismissed from the Navy after he tested positive for cocaine and he avoided a dishonorable discharge. In 2016 he called Hertz to pick up his rental car in which they found a used crack pipe, Secret Service business cards, and his late brother’s Delaware attorney general badge. That same year he was held at gunpoint while trying to buy crack in Los Angeles.
Biden answered “no” to question 11e on the Firearms Transaction Record/4473:
Lying on a 4473 is a felony punishable by up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
What makes this story even weirder is the alleged involvement of the Secret Service:
But a curious thing happened at the time: Secret Service agents approached the owner of the store where Hunter bought the gun and asked to take the paperwork involving the sale, according to two people, one of whom has firsthand knowledge of the episode and the other was briefed by a Secret Service agent after the fact.
The gun store owner refused to supply the paperwork, suspecting that the Secret Service officers wanted to hide Hunter’s ownership of the missing gun in case it were to be involved in a crime, the two people said. The owner, Ron Palmieri, later turned over the papers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, which oversees federal gun laws.
Secret Service said they has no record of agents doing this and they declined to answer questions about any involvement, which is not the same thing as denying involvement.
One law enforcement official said that at the time of the incident, individual Secret Service agents at the agency’s offices in Wilmington, Del., and Philadelphia kept an informal hand in maintaining the former vice president’s security. The person cited an instance in 2019 when the Wilmington office of the Secret Service called the Delaware State Police to arrange security for a public appearance by Biden.
The Secret Service declined to answer a question about whether it had informal involvement in Biden's security during this period.
Was this a favor Biden called in for his son? In a stroke of luck for Biden, Delaware passed a storage law on firearms the following year, otherwise he may have also faced a class B misdemeanor charge for having it in his unlocked truck. If Biden possessed the gun while on drugs, that’s a felony and Hallie Biden’s method of obtaining the gun could be charged as felony theft.
The best test of gun control advocates’s consistency on “gun sense” is to ask them if they think Hunter Biden should be held to the same standard as law-abiding gun owners. They either care about gun laws or they don’t.
(Also — don’t forget that the ATF tried to use Obama and Biden’s disastrous gun-running program “Fast and Furious” to justify more restrictions for law-abiding gun owners.)
As I first noted, he was busted around this same time for smoking crack at a strip club; lying on a 4473 is punishable by a decade in prison and a six figure fine. Question 11e doesn’t just ask “did you ever do drugs?” it asks “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” He literally has a book about addiction coming out next month.