Despite the fact that Hunter Biden clearly broke the law by lying on a form to purchase a gun, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is reportedly “skeptical” about charging the president’s son.
Hunter Biden allegedly lied on ATF Form 4473 dated March 25, 2018 — where he answered “no” to a question about whether he was a drug user.
“Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” the form asks. “Warning: The use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been legalized or decriminalized for medicinal or recreational purposes in the state where you reside.”
According to the form, the punishment for knowingly lying in response to this question includes fines up to $250,000 and/or ten years of imprisonment.
“The information you provide will be used to determine whether you are prohibited by Federal or State law from receiving a firearm. Certain violations of the Gun Control Act, 18 U.S.C. 921 et. seq., are punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000 fine,” the form states.
It is evident from Hunter Biden’s own statements that he lied about his drug use on that form, because he has repeatedly admitted that he was an avid drug user during that time frame.
Now, the New York Times reports that ATF officials are “skeptical” about charging Hunter because he has no prior criminal history.
According to a source who spoke with the New York Times: “Officials at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responsible for reviewing Mr. Biden’s file were skeptical of bringing charges against him, especially considering that he had sought treatment and had no prior criminal history, according to another person with knowledge of the situation.”
Meanwhile, it appears that Hunter Biden’s legal team is attempting to craft a defense against these charges using the Second Amendment — which is especially shocking considering President Joe Biden and the Democrats’ hostility toward the Second Amendment.
Biden wants to disarm law-abiding American citizens with unconstitutional gun control measures, but his son Hunter is allowed to break the law and lie on federal background check forms to get a gun with no consequences???
Seems fair 🙄
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 8, 2021
Lawyers for Hunter Biden told the New York Times that they are considering using a February ruling from a Federal District Court in Oklahoma to help keep Hunter out of prison. The ruling struck down portions of a federal law that prohibited marijuana users from owning firearms.
However, it is unclear how this strategy will be effective, as Hunter was addicted to crack — not marijuana — at the time he purchased the gun, which was later thrown into a public trash can near a school.
Hunter Biden lied on his 4473 in 2018, got a gun, then his brother's widow that he was doing drugs with stole it, tossed it in a trash can near a high school and it went missing, and the cops and feds came in to clean everything up
No charges filed on anyone
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 25, 2021
While Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware David Weiss is the lead prosecutor on the case against Hunter Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland told Congress in March that he has to sign off on the charges. Garland has thus far refused to appoint a special counsel on the matter to prevent any concerns about bias from the Biden administration.
The clear politicization and weaponization of federal agencies under the Biden administration has prompted critics to question whether the skepticism about charging Hunter Biden is actually legitimate or whether it is part of an effort to protect Joe Biden — especially as whistleblowers have recently come forward alleging that the Department of Justice (DOJ) interfered in the Hunter Biden probe.