White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has stubbornly refused to address new reporting about President Joe Biden’s youngest son, Hunter.
“Should someone who’s a drug user be able to possess a firearm?” Fox News’ Jacqui Heinrich asked her during a briefing Friday.
“I’m not going to get into tit for tat on this. I’m just not going to,” the press secretary replied before moving on to another question.
As previously reported, Hunter Biden has been under investigation by the Department of Justice for several reasons, including an illegal gun purchase he made in 2018 by lying about his drug abuse on the gun application.
“Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance? 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,” the gun application reportedly read.
Hunter replied with a “no,” and that’s a big problem.
“The Gun Control Act of 1968 prohibits unlawful drug users from owning firearms. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms stated that this ban applies to those who have admitted to using illegal drugs in a period of 12 months prior to their gun purchase. Those who violate the law could be jailed for up to 15 years,” Newsweek notes.
This is all relevant now because of a new report that Hunter’s legal team plans to challenge the constitutionality of the Gun Control Act of 1968 by invoking a Second Amendment-related Supreme Court decision from last year.
Last year, the court specifically struck down New York state’s concealed carry law.
“[T]he Supreme Court ruled in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen in 2022 that a New York State gun control law is unconstitutional. The 1911 Sullivan Act is a law that requires those applying for a license to carry a concealed weapon to show proper cause or a special need in their application. The SCOTUS 2022 ruling stated that carrying a pistol in public is a constitutional right under the Second Amendment,” according to Newsweek.
Here’s where things get ironic. At the time of the decision, Hunter’s father, President Biden, slammed it, saying he was “deeply disappointed” by it and would continue to do what’s necessary to “protect Americans from gun violence.”
President Biden: “I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen … This ruling contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all.”
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 23, 2022
Yet months later, it’s now been learned that Hunter’s team plans to use this same ruling to beat a potential gun charge.
“In the months after the court’s landmark ruling that gave people a broad right to carry guns outside the home, Mr. Biden’s lawyers told Justice Department prosecutors — who were investigating whether to charge him in connection with a gun purchase — that a prosecution of him would likely be ruled moot,” The New York Times reported Wednesday.
“While it is not uncommon for defense lawyers to point to shifting precedents to stave off prosecution, the circumstances of this argument, like so many elements of the Hunter Biden saga, are striking: A president’s son is invoking a court decision his father has described as an affront to ‘common sense and the Constitution’ — and staking that claim on a majority opinion written by Justice Clarence Thomas, a vigorous supporter of gun rights whom many Democrats see as having helped enable the gun lobby,” the Times added.
Critics say it reeks of hypocrisy.
Democrats worship hypocrisy!
— Old School Eddie (@Old_SchoolEddie) June 1, 2023
Hunter Biden is trying to use the second amendment to cover his gun crimes. How ironic. His father is trying to dismantle the second amendment. Hunter lied on the FFL form. No one is above the law, right China Joe?
— Thomas Kemmett (@ThomasKemmett) June 3, 2023
I can’t wait to see the Left trying to defend the their poster boy now. They don’t care that he was sexual with his niece, they don’t care that he did treasonous business deals for his daddy, but fighting for gun rights?
— Stacey Celebrates Traditions (@SunlightShine55) June 1, 2023
Democrat gun control hypocrisy at with Hunter Biden. Rules for thee not for me pic.twitter.com/1tV7TicudP
— whowhatwherewolf (@whowatwherewolf) June 7, 2022
The “Kyle” referenced in the photo above is Kyle Rittenhouse, the former teen who was falsely accused of murdering two left-wing extremists. He was eventually rightfully acquitted on the basis that he’d acted in self-defense. Leftists were furious.
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