BELLEVUE, WA – President Joe Biden has stated his son “did nothing wrong,” yet Hunter Biden now is on trial for lying on a federal Form 4473 when he bought a Colt revolver in 2018, and then committing the second crime of being a drug addict in possession of a firearm.

“Joe evidently wants to protect his son’s Second Amendment rights,” said Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, “but he doesn’t care about anyone else’s gun rights. His half-century of activity in Washington, D.C., supporting every gun control restriction to come along, proves it.”

Hunter Biden allegedly lied when claiming on the federal gun purchase form he was not using illegal drugs. His dad apparently knew he had a problem, according to a published report about a voice message the elder Biden left on his son’s telephone, urging him to “get some help.”

“Joe Biden obviously knew his son had a serious drug problem at the time he bought the handgun at a Delaware gun shop,” Gottlieb observed. “What else did Joe know, and when did he know it?”

Hunter Biden wrote in his memoir about being addicted to crack cocaine at the time. Yet he apparently lied about it when filling out the Form 4473 where it asks, “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?”

Thousands of people have been convicted of federal felonies for lying on their Form 4473, including those who have gone to prison,. If he is convicted, Hunter Biden should receive no special treatment.

“There is no way anyone could misunderstand the question about drug use on the 4473,” Gottlieb said. “Joe Biden has stated he will not intervene if his son is convicted, but how can anyone believe a guy who says the border is secure, the economy is great and who claims to be a ‘Second Amendment guy’ while also working to ban an entire class of firearms and turn the right to keep and bear arms into a government-regulated privilege? Joe Biden has been stretching the truth or telling outright falsehoods his entire career. In Hunter’s case, it appears the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.”