President Joe Biden issued several executive orders aimed at gun control. Meanwhile, his son Hunter Biden is accused of lying about drug use in background checks for a gun.
According to Politico’s reporting, Hunter Biden lied on his ATF Form 4473, the firearm transaction record and background check form, on October 12, 2018. When he swore under penalty of $250k fine and ten years imprisonment, he was not a drug user.
Politico managed to obtain a copy of the Firearms Transaction Record and a receipt for the gun in question, dated October 12, 2018. It asked, “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” Hunter answered “no” despite his drug use history, which ultimately had him discharged from the Navy Reserve.
“Lying on the form is a felony, though prosecutions for it are exceedingly rare,”
The Firearms Transaction Record is part of the purchase from federally licensed firearms dealers. Hunter Biden, last week documented his intense drug use in his new memoir. He told the interviewer at one point; he smoked parmesan cheese he thought was crack cocaine.
The gun was part of a domestic dispute involving the secret service. It later disappeared.
Biden’s speech Thursday at the White House cited his other son, the late Deleware Attorney General Beau Biden, who pushed for “red flag” laws. That allows authorities to take guns away from people who have been identified as mentally unstable.
“Hundreds of thousands of people have been denied guns because of background checks,” Biden said, stressing the need. He said that the “vast majority” of the American people and “responsible gun owners” supported stronger background checks.
Biden did not address the fact that his other son Hunter Biden, faces questions for allegedly lying on his background check.