FOIA Request Asks ATF and Secret Service About Hunter Biden Gun Investigation

Joe Biden and crackhead son Hunter Biden
Does this look like someone who could truthfully answer “No” to the controlled substance question on ATF’s Firearms Transfer Record?

U.S.A. – -( Freedom of Information Act Requests sent Monday by attorney Stephen Stamboulieh on behalf of this correspondent ask the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the United States Secret Service, to produce documentation regarding both agencies’ participation in investigating the disappearance of a firearm belonging to Hunter Biden, son of media-designated (but as yet uncertified) “president-elect” Joe Biden.

The requests follow a report by The Blaze that the younger Biden’s gun was taken from his vehicle in 2018 by the widow of his deceased brother and thrown away in a supermarket trash receptacle. An investigation was reportedly begun after the gun could not be located, potentially for violating laws by leaving firearms where children might retrieve them, and the article says the Delaware State Police turned matters over for prosecution to the Delaware Department of Justice, which has yet to reveal if anything was done.

A much bigger issue than unsafe disposal in violation of state law was relevant, which AmmoLand Shooting Sports News reported on: Biden has been a documented substance abuser since his less-than-honorable discharge from the Navy in 2014. His drug abuse has reportedly been ongoing, from his 1998 possession arrest to a crack pipe found in a rental car he damaged in 2016, to the latest revelations from his laptop computer that “includes a raunchy, 12-minute video that appears to show Hunter, who’s admitted struggling with addiction problems, smoking crack while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman…”

The issue here is that by purchasing his gun from a dealer, Biden would have had to answer “No”  on the ATF Form 4473 question about being an unlawful user of a controlled substance. Lying on that form is a federal felony.

“[A]gents from the United States Secret Service as well as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives visited the shop where Hunter Biden purchased the gun,” The Blaze report noted, and, “asked the shop owner for the file on Hunter Biden’s gun purchase — and that a copy was provided.”

Why the Secret Service was involved is a legitimate question, since Biden’s protection by them reportedly ended in 2014.

Initially, I had intended to file the FOIA request with the Delaware Department of Justice, but the rules there could have required being physically present to inspect and copy whatever documents it chose to share. That could have made such efforts prohibitive and expensive. Instead, having some experience (and some successes) dealing with federal agencies, attorney Stamboulieh requested the following from ATF and the Secret Service:

“[C]opies of law enforcement and administrative reports, communications,  correspondence,  and work papers,  including with internal State of  Delaware DOJ, the  Delaware  State  Police, any local law enforcement and any relevant federal agencies including ATF and the United States Secret Service. This includes any case handling instructions from overseeing administrative authorities and/or agencies that would explain why over two years later, there has still been no public report or explanation as to the way the case has been resolved and why.”

Copies of both requests are presented below. The agencies have been requested to produce relevant documentation within 20 business days, and I will provide an update when more is known.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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C’mon man!

Those laws are for other people.

AZ Lefty

This is not about Don Jr and his well displayed Coke addiction


You used strange wording.

I’m for equal enforcement of the law.

If Obama and Don Jr. used/possessed cocaine, they should have been arrested. Is that your point? If so, I agree.


Obama openly admits that he used cocaine.


We are waiting.


Rules only apply to us law abiding citizens not in DC swamp. And laws are starting to get heavier. The deck is stacked against us….

AZ Lefty

This is not about Trump or DOn Jrs Coke addiction

Dave in Fairfax

AZ Lefty,

You’re right. It’s about the Biden crime family and their Chinese controllers.


Correct – the not-so-bright Bidens have been profiting off of their government connections for decades.

Biden family members (that’s plural) have not been prosecuted for drug possession because bad LEOs have complied with illegal orders from their superiors.

Rebel VA

Sounds like it may be time to refresh the tree of freedom!


He also lied if he did not answer truthfully about being dishonorably discharged from the military. But as long as you have a D by your name you can get away with anything including murder.


if this had been President Trump’s son the house democrats would have wanted to impeach him…

AZ Lefty

NO, they only impeach when a POTUS does criminal acts such as trying to illegally use the withholding of Military aid to get a false investigation form another Nation. You know unlike a GOP house that will impeach over a BJ

Heed the Call-up

But not when Biden openly admitted – on video, no less – of getting the Ukrainian prosecutor fired, who was investigating the corruption of a company that Biden’s son was being paid millions as a board member, when he told the Ukrainian government he would not approve the $1 billion aid.


They impeached Clinton for lying to a grand jury not a Oval Office bj. You leftist are so stupid.


That’s also the reason he was disbarred.

Rebel VA

No sh!t!!


Start thinking for yourself, instead of mindlessly parroting useless Leftist talking points. You’ll garner much more credence (and be afforded much more credibility) from sane people.

Last edited 3 years ago by JoeUSooner

It’s always a good idea to get facts. People are more credible when they actually get facts before accusing people of lying. However, sometimes people just can’t help themselves – they get so caught up in worshipping a personality that they refuse to recognize facts. It wouldn’t be so bad if, when the facts are pointed out to them, they would acknowledge they were wrong.


“criminal acts such as trying to illegally use the withholding of Military aid to get a false investigation form another Nation.”

Gee, there was no proof Trump did that. There is video of Biden bragging about doing it.

uncle dudley

Good luck getting the information you have requested, we have seen how they will put off answering questions or evidence, they will say it’s an ongoing investigation and can’t release any information at this time.
It will take at least four years before they close out the file.



You gave fair warning you would escalate the war.

Now you have. Good.


I care, just as much as Justista does. What’s the backstory with our next President? What has he done to protect his son? He’s a politician and as dishonest and secretive as the next. Good Lord. Are there no honest people left in the world who can rule this country without trying to cover up skeletons in their closet? … Probably not. So sad.

AZ Lefty

Being clean and sober means answering NO on the 4473 user question is not a violation of Federal law. Now if that concerns you, you may want to take look at Don Jrs gun purchases based on how coked out and his Girl Kim Were at the RNC convention. The gun was never located so there was NO PROOF that the gun was in violation of DE Gun safety laws thus no charges were filed Perhaps after you waste taxpayer dollars on getting the documents that show this you can have a press conference about it at 4 Seasons Landscaping.… Read more »


Leftism is a mental disorder. Just saying.


^^^ Dem Hypocrite ^^^


Who cares??? Get over it.


I care.


I also care unless Grim is going to lead an effort to dispense with 4473 forms entirely.

Grim, if you are not for eliminating the law, why do you suggest people should not be concerned with a politically connected person being immune from the law?


As the country continues to grow more and more divided we should ALL be interested in accountability, We MUST have accountability!! We MUST demand it, you can’t have a rational and functioning society when the truth is bent by some for the advancement and benefit of a few, its called cheating and it must be called out or the divide will continue to grow until the outcome is catastrophic.
This is no joke and people had better wise up and do it fast!!


^^^ Dem Troll ^^^