Reports of Hunter Biden’s reckless handling of his firearm have led gun-rights activists to question why federal authorities aren't considering prosecution of the president's son.
Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, says there is significant evidence showing Hunter Biden was using drugs in October 2018 when he purchased his hand gun, which was ultimately recovered by Delaware state police after being tossed in a dumpster by his then-girlfriend. Forms that have emerged since the initial report last week show Biden denied on his federal background check that he was a drug user, indicating to Gottlieb that Biden made a false statement to the government.
"Hunter Biden lied on the Federal Form 4473 about his habitual drug use when he bought a handgun," he told the Washington Free Beacon. "That is a felony."
Gottlieb points to a 2019 text obtained by the New York Post in which Biden says his then-girlfriend Hallie Biden, who is also his older brother's widow, dumped the gun because she was concerned about his substance abuse. Gottlieb also points to Biden's ex-wife's 2017 court filing requesting to freeze his assets due to his spending on drugs, and a 2019 New Yorker profile in which Biden admitted to using hard drugs on and off for decades.