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Tom Cotton Grills ATF Nominee Over Hunter Biden's Firearm Background Check

Tom Cotton Grills ATF Nominee Over Hunter Biden's Firearm Background Check
Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R) walks to a Senate meeting. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 26 May 2021 05:58 PM

Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton grilled President Joe Biden’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives nominee, David Chipman, about whether he would investigate Hunter Biden — if confirmed — for reportedly falsifying information on a background check to illegally obtain a gun, the Daily Caller reported.

“Should Hunter Biden be prosecuted for breaking this law?” Cotton asked Chipman.

Chipman responded by saying: “I will ensure that all violations of law are investigated and referred.”

In a hearing Wednesday, Cotton asked Chipman to publicly commit to investigating Hunter Biden, referencing a Politico report that said Biden answered “no” to the question about drug use on the firearms transaction record for a gun in October 2018.

Biden allegedly sent a text message on Jan. 29, 2019, saying his sister-in-law turned girlfriend, Hallie Biden, stole a gun from the trunk of his car and told police and the Secret Service that she threw it away due to concerns he might use it to hurt himself, the New York Post reported

In 2014, Biden was discharged from the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine use. 

Lying on a federal gun background check is a felony that carries up to a 10-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine.

However, chances of being prosecuted by the Justice Department for falsifying information to illegally buy a gun are almost nil.

Reviews by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in fiscal 2017 led to 112,000 gun-purchase denials because people were in forbidden categories, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigated 12,700 of those cases, The Washington Post reported.

How many of the investigated cases resulted in prosecutions?

Twelve.

That’s 0.09 percent of the cases ATF investigated.

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Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton grilled President Joe Biden’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives nominee, David Chipman, about whether he would investigate Hunter Biden — if confirmed — for reportedly falsifying information ...
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