If this doesn’t raise a “oh, for crying out loud” out of you today, I don’t know what will: Court nixes public release of info about investigation of Hunter Biden’s “lost” gun. Excerpt:
The case of Hunter Biden’s missing handgun and the ATF investigation that followed has been a curiosity for many in the Second Amendment community since we first learned of the 2018 incident in which a pistol belonging to Biden was allegedly thrown into a trashcan by his late brother’s widow… only to turn up missing when she reported it to police. The gun was recovered a couple of days later, but as POLITICO reported last year, not before the Secret Service apparently intervened in the investigation.
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.
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 owner, Ron Palmieri, later turned over the papers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, which oversees federal gun laws.
The Secret Service says it has no record of its agents investigating the incident, and Joe Biden, who was not under protection at the time, said through a spokesperson he has no knowledge of any Secret Service involvement.
Days later, the gun was returned by an older man who regularly rummages through the grocery’s store’s trash to collect recyclable items, according to people familiar with the situation.
The incident did not result in charges or arrests.
“The incident did not result in charges or arrests.” No shit.
In case you’re still mulling it over, here’s the thumbnail: Hunter Biden lied on a 4473, later “misplaced” a firearm, both incidents that would result in the arrest and prosecution of normal folks. But Hunter gets a pass, even gets the Secret Service running interference for him, because he’s a Biden.
We could do away with a lot of this flouting of equal treatment under the law and the influence-peddling that spawns it by doing away with the pols having the influence to peddle. And there’s a simple, step-by-step guide to doing that, if the Imperial government ever rediscovers it and, unlikely as that is, adheres to it.
I don’t see that happening, though – nor do I see Hunter Biden ever being called to account on his many and varied crimes. That would set a precedent, a precedent that who you are related to doesn’t entitle you to special treatment, and let’s be honest, nobody in either party wants that precedent set.