Who could have ever predicted it? Hunter Biden – a silent advocate for gun rights.
The President’s son, as you’re most certainly aware, has been indicted on three felony charges for falsifying information on a background check to purchase a firearm.
If convicted, he faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.
And with that news will come some extraordinary efforts to justify his actions. Justification that would never be afforded to the average person.
Enter Keisha Lance Bottoms, a former attorney, judge, mayor of Atlanta, and White House advisor for President Joe Biden.
Bottoms, despite her legal background, suggested she’s “never heard” of somebody being prosecuted for the crime Hunter has been alleged to have committed.
In fact, she seems to suggest the law itself is a bit problematic for drug users, making it an onerous procedure for them to attain a firearm.
“Can anyone tell me how many people have been federally indicted for purchasing a gun while dealing with substance abuse issues?” she asked on the X social media platform.
“I don’t know the answer, but in my over 29 years as an attorney, I have never heard of it,” she added.
Can anyone tell me how many people have been federally indicted for purchasing a gun while dealing with substance abuse issues? I don’t know the answer, but in my over 29 years as an attorney, I have never heard of it.
— Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) September 14, 2023
DOJ Bragged About ‘Aggressively’ Prosecuting People Who Committed Same Hunter Biden Gun Crime
While Bottoms has some basis in the fact that prosecutions are considered rare for Hunter’s alleged gun crime, we’re a little concerned about her inability as a lawyer to make use of the Google search engine.
A quick perusal on this end brought up a press release by the Department of Justice from January.
In the announcement, the DOJ brags about federal prosecutors “aggressively pursuing those who lie in connection with firearm transactions.”
U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester is quoted for the release saying that the department will continue to work diligently “to prevent guns from falling into the wrong hands by holding accountable those who lie to get them.”
Additionally, they spotlight several recent prosecutions for lying on the gun form as Hunter did.
For those making the argument in defense of gun rights advocate Hunter Biden, here is the DOJ bragging about ramping up prosecutions of those who lie on the Firearms Transaction Record.https://t.co/NhXYoWVkCm https://t.co/BgFMyIfLN2 pic.twitter.com/Ta5OeI0EPO
— Rusty (@rustyweiss74) September 15, 2023
Bottoms Teased For Defense Of Hunter
To her point, Bottoms is somewhat correct in saying that prosecutions for the gun crime in question are rare.
A Politico report in March 2021 indicated that Hunter responded “no” to a question on a Firearms 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 was discharged from the Navy Reserve after failing a cocaine test and has an open and well-documented history of drug use.
“Lying on the form is a felony,” Politico reported at the time, “though prosecutions for it are exceedingly rare.”
You know what else is exceedingly rare? Having your own DOJ prosecute your political opponent for bloviated crimes alleging “insurrection.”
In fact, that is so rare that it’s never happened before in the history of the country. But, oddly enough, the media and Democrats like Bottoms aren’t focusing on the historic abuse of power when it comes to the prosecution of former President Donald Trump.
Michael Fienman, a criminal defense attorney located in Philadelphia, wrote in a blog post that charges for lying on the gun form are more common than one might think.
“Prosecutors often bring charges regardless of whether the applicant made a false statement by accident, or in a deliberate attempt to obtain a firearm,” he wrote.
Hunter Biden falls in the latter category. His false statement was quite obviously deliberate.
Aside from being discharged from the Navy Reserve, the younger Biden has an open and well-documented history of drug use, much of it witnessed by the public’s own eyes thanks to videos and images from his infamous laptop.
Bottoms drew swift backlash to her comments in defense of Hunter, most often from those who claimed she inadvertently argued that gun laws are too restrictive for a certain portion of the populace.
Christina Pushaw, the Rapid Response Director for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R), questioned if Bottoms’ current position is that “crack users should be free to purchase firearms” and then wondered if that position was similar for law-abiding citizens.
So is it your position that crack users should be free to purchase firearms? How about law abiding citizens?
— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) September 14, 2023
Gun rights advocate Chris Loesch pointed out that perhaps the point isn’t that Hunter isn’t getting fair treatment. Perhaps the problem is the exceedingly rare enforcement of gun laws already on the books.
“One of the biggest problems with the advocation of new gun laws is the inability or disregard of current gun laws by activist progressive prosecutors,” writes Loesch. “Tens of thousands of violations go unnoticed and unreported every year and that leads to many tragedies.”
One of the biggest problems with the advocation of new gun laws is the inability or disregard of current gun laws by activist progressive prosecutors. Tens of thousands of violations go unnoticed and unreported every year and that leads to many tragedies.
— Chris Loesch 𝕏 (@ChrisLoesch) September 14, 2023
Hmm. Enforcing laws has always been a sticking point for Democrats who would prefer a lawless society.
With the exception of trumped-up “insurrection” claims, there isn’t a law on the books a Democrat wouldn’t overlook so long as it helped their cause, even if it meant the destruction of a city, town, state, or America as we know it.
Comedian Tim Young summarizes Bottoms’ response quite admirably.
“Keisha thinks crackheads should be able to buy guns… got it,” he wrote.
Keisha thinks crackheads should be able to buy guns… got it.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 14, 2023
Hunter had been offered a deal originally by the DOJ in which he would plead guilty to a pair of misdemeanor tax charges, but would have the charge related to possessing a firearm while being an illegal drug user dropped if certain conditions were met.
That arrangement eventually fell through in dramatic fashion, culminating with the news that Attorney General Merrick Garland had appointed a special counsel to investigate the case.
Special counsel David Weiss also reportedly didn’t plan to charge the President’s son at all, until whistleblowers came forward with claims that the DOJ was meddling in the case.
The New York Post reported that Weiss originally “was willing to conclude the investigation without even as much as a plea deal” until IRS whistleblowers came forward and “accused the Justice Department of interfering.”
After being publicly exposed for their favoritism, the DOJ has now been forced to act.
Will Hunter serve even one day in prison based on this indictment? We shall see.
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