After mass shootings in Boulder, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia, President Biden is now calling for a ban on assault weapons and for the Senate to pass universal background-check legislation.
Cool story, Joe. Here’s another one.
“On Oct. 23, 2018, President Joe Biden’s son Hunter and daughter in law Hallie were involved in a bizarre incident in which Hallie took Hunter’s gun and threw it in a trash can behind a grocery store, only to return later to find it gone,” reported Politico on the same day President Biden called for more gun control.
This is only the first paragraph. It gets way dicier.
“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,” noted the report.
Hunter Biden’s wife ditched a gun near a high school—that went missing? This sounds like The Sopranos or Sons of Anarchy.
But there’s more: Enter the Secret Service.
Politico reported, “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.”
Luckily, the gun store owner knew better. The Secret Service is for protecting current and former presidents and vice presidents, not firearm regulation.
Politico noted, “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 Secret Service denies this happened, of course.
The owner later turned the documents over to a more proper authority, “The owner, Ron Palmieri, later turned over the papers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, which oversees federal gun laws.”
There’s still more: Hunter Biden failed to note his drug use when filling out his firearm transaction record. Politico reported, “Hunter responded ‘no’ to a question on the transaction record that asks, ‘Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?”
Biden’s drug use is public knowledge now. But Politico noted there was even a paper trail of his drug addiction. “Five years earlier, he had been discharged from the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine, and he and family members have spoken about his history of drug use,” the outlet reminded.
“Lying on the form is a felony…” Politico added.
Between asking your wife to ditch a gun near a school, that gun disappearing, lying about drug use… how many potential felonies or crimes might have been committed here?
The last time Biden helped ban assault weapons was in 1994 when the senator voted for a law that one university study said had “virtually no effect.” Thankfully that do-nothing law ended in 2004.
So, Joe, how about instead of threatening millions of law abiding Americans who own and obtain their guns of choice legally, you look inward at what your own family might be doing with guns illegally? How about protecting the kids and staff at Alexis I. du Pont High School near where your family hides guns?
We don’t need gun control. We need son control.