Complaint filed over feds' refusal to address Hunter Biden's handgun scandal

A complaint has been filed over the federal government’s refusal to release the details to the public of Hunter Biden’s handgun scandal.

If you’re keeping track, this isn’t the scandal about his extraordinary million dollar pay from a Ukrainian gas company while his father was vice president and handling Ukraine policy for Barack Obama.

Nor the scandal about Hunter Biden’s odd financial deal with China after he traveled on Air Force Two to set up it up there.

Nor the scandal over his travel to Mexico City on Air Force Two for another deal.

Nor his scandal over his first sex-video-infested laptop computer.

Nor the scandal of a second laptop that apparently contains similar images, and reportedly was stolen by Russians.

Nor his scandal over charging half a million dollars for his “art.”

Politico earlier explained this one is over a bizarre incident when a man, searching for recyclables, found a gun belonging to Hunter Biden in the trash of an upscale grocery store.

Reports try to explain it that Hunter Biden, and Hallie Biden, the widow of Hunter Biden’s brother, were having an affair, and she was concerned for some unexplained reason about his purchase of the handgun.

She took it from him and “threw it in a trash can behind a grocery store,” but returned later to find it gone.

Eventually federal officials were involved in whatever “investigation” was done, including the fact that Hunter Biden claimed on the application to purchase the weapon that he was not involved in any drug problems.

Multiple questions remain, and now Ammoland reports attorney Stephen Stamboulieh has filed a complaint for “for injunctive and other appropriate relief and seeking the disclosure and release of agency records” from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives “related to its investigation into Hunter Biden and a handgun reportedly belonging to him.

The Ammoland report said the complaint became necessary after ATF refused to provide records responsive to a Freedom of Information Act request citing Biden’s “substantial privacy interests.”

Ammoland’s report said, “To recap the story so far, Biden’s handgun was reportedly taken from his vehicle by his brother’s widow with whom he was having an affair and she threw it away in the trash outside a Delaware supermarket. This column then asked if the president’s son had broken the law by denying abuse of controlled substances on the Firearm Transaction Record, ATF Form 4473, noting that lying on the form is a federal felony. That report was followed up with two separate FOIA requests being filed a few weeks later, to both ATF and the Secret Service, which had also been reported to be investigating the Biden gun incident. The Secret Service request has been resolved, for now, after receiving an affidavit signed under penalty of perjury that the agency could find no responsive records. Still to be determined: If they weren’t officially involved, who were the personnel identified as Secret Service agents in numerous reports, including in a text message retrieved from Hunter Biden’s laptop computer claiming ‘[T]he police the FBI [and] the secret service came on the scene’?”

But the ATF simply responded that it wouldn’t respond because of Hunter Biden’s “privacy interests.”

The report explained, “By backing ATF’s denial, DOJ is essentially saying that the official Biden administration law enforcement position is that the Hunter Biden gun story is none of our business.”

Ammoland’s report, about David Codrea’s request for information, noted, “There was reportedly a multi-agency state/federal investigation. The Senate Judiciary queried ATF Director nominee David Chipman about this in his confirmation hearing — how much more public interest/peoples’ business could this get?”

The Daily Signal just weeks ago pointed out, “Hunter Biden, the president’s son, seemingly faces no legal consequences for a possible deception during a background check while buying a gun. It’s not clear whether the younger Biden broke the letter of federal gun law, although several legal experts and commentators say the question warrants an investigation.”

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