hunter biden

It’s one thing to find within ourselves a well of empathy and try and put ourselves in their places. It’s fine to hope that someone who has fallen into the depths of addiction will be able to claw her way out into the light, and stay there for the rest of her life.

But when someone lies on a form to buy a gun, we don’t get to smile mournfully and nod our heads as we hear about his “struggle.”

We shouldn’t excuse his act, which brings him so close — a bullet away — from shattering someone’s life because he “didn’t think” he was an addict.

He does not deserve the benefit of the doubt when he clearly committed a felony, simply because his dad and mom love him. And we certainly shouldn’t give him a pass because that dad and mom live in the White House, and he isn’t like one of those normal “addicts” who wander aimlessly on the streets of Kensington. …

And no, the crimes were not the fact that he was an addict, and might in fact still be one. The crimes are not that he is the pampered fair-haired boy of the current president.

The crimes are not that he’s a Democrat, a mediocre businessman with a penchant for dropping daddy’s name, a deadbeat dad with absolutely no redeeming qualities, or a man who slept with his brother’s widow.

The crime is simple, and I’m sure those who support gun control can agree: 

Hunter Biden tried to get a gun in violation of laws that protect the public against people like him.

If any of the folks who think the Second Amendment is fake or fungible, and who want to ban assault rifles and do all sorts of things to keep guns out of people’s hands have the audacity to excuse what Biden did, we should point fingers at these rank hypocrites.

And speaking of hypocrites, let’s go after lawyers who were gleefully rejoicing over a document fraud misdemeanor case against a former president but who now sniff that Hunter’s felonies are no big deal.

In the end, Hunter Biden is not important. …

He’s what CNN is so delighted to call Trump: a convicted felon.

— Christine Flowers in Hunter’s Verdict Should Thrill Gun Control Advocates