BELLEVUE, WA – While a broader debate about the government’s case against Hunter Biden will undoubtedly rage on social media and in the establishment press, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms says the only issue of consequence—and the one around which the charges revolve—is Biden’s alleged lying on a federal Form 4473 to purchase a gun.

“This is really the only thing that counts,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Whether Hunter Biden was heavily using drugs at the time of the gun purchase is not the issue, and we can’t lose perspective on this. The president’s son may have other demons with which to deal, but this case is about providing false information on a gun purchase form, which is a federal crime, and which is made explicitly clear on the Form 4473.

“The fact that Hunter Biden has been charged with lying shouldn’t really surprise anyone,” Gottlieb continued. “After all, his father is a habitual liar, and has been recognized as such by many political insiders for decades. So, this case could underscore the timeless adage that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

“For example,” he observed, “Joe Biden has been lying about guns for many years.”

Gottlieb noted that Lee Williams, known widely as “The Gun Writer” and for his role as the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project editor, wrote earlier this summer about Joe Biden’s 304 lies regarding firearms.

“Lee did a remarkable job,” Gottlieb noted. “We can’t list all of Joe Biden’s canards about guns, but the few real whoppers include his claim that the Second Amendment prohibited people from owning cannons, for which even the Washington Post Fact Checker called him out.”

Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler wrote, “The president’s push for more gun restrictions is an important part of his political platform, so he undercuts his cause when he cites faux facts. Moreover, Biden has already been fact-checked on this claim—and it’s been deemed false. We have no idea where he conjured up this notion about a ban on cannon ownership in the early days of the Republic, but he needs to stop making this claim.”

“Let’s face it,” Gottlieb said, “Joe Biden has lied about guns for his entire adult life, and now, according to the federal indictment, his son allegedly has the same problem. This time, it has led to a criminal charge, and we’ll just have to see how this shakes out in court.”