Court Effectively Says ATF Can Continue Covering for Hunter Biden on Gun Buy

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Once more Hunter gets to walk. (Joe & Hunter Biden IMG Public Domain acaben, CC BY-SA 2.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “[T]he Court GRANTS Defendant’s motion for summary judgment (ECF No. 8),” Judge Rudolph Contreras of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia concluded in David Codrea v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. “An order consistent with this Memorandum Opinion is separately and contemporaneously issued.”

The order ends a legal effort that started in August of 2021 and grants ATF its wish that the case involving Hunter Biden is dropped.

Attorney Stephen Stamboulieh, who filed the complaint on my behalf “for injunctive and other appropriate relief and seeking the disclosure and release of agency records” related to its investigation into Hunter Biden and a handgun reportedly belonging to him, advises that no appeal will be filed due to the unlikelihood that it would succeed.

Seriously, what did we expect? We were never under any illusion that we had a magic bullet. But we had to try for no reason other than to once more expose how the most in-your-face outrages, get a pass when people have the right connections.

As per Judge Contreras’ decision, disregarding that Hunter Biden could not have legally purchased a handgun in Delaware without illegally denying documented controlled substance abuse on the Form 4473 Transfer Record, which is a felony, his privacy interests are officially deemed to outweigh any public interest.

“Mr. Codrea cites a news article stating that an FBI-seized laptop shows that Hunter Biden allegedly sent text messages discussing the handgun incident and a police investigation,” Contreras elaborates. “The Court is skeptical that one’s private texts can so easily be repurposed into public acknowledgment of a criminal investigation.”

On top of that, “Mr. Codrea did not provide a signed privacy waiver [from Hunter Biden] . . . that might authorize the release of information. Thus, the Court will examine Hunter Biden’s privacy interests on the merits.”

Right, and what were the odds of getting that?

The rest of the cited technicalities and arguments give legal cover for the judge’s order, but realistically, there was no real hope things would be decided differently. That’s in spite of all the original reporting presented on AmmoLand (and ignored by other media) culminating in compelling photographic evidence that Biden had also obtained at least one other gun, [possibly an airgun], presumably under the same felonious circumstances. That last one has also been ignored, with the exception of social media: Twitter put a warning on my tweet to Joe Biden about it, and Facebook was reportedly handing out “fact check” suspensions to anyone sharing it.

“That no media organizations are scrambling to be the ones to ‘break’ what appears to be a directed cover-up to the general public tells us much,” I noted in a report on how a black man was punished by the Justice Department over similar gun possession and substance abuse. “So will what Barack Obama-nominated Judge Contreras order.”

Here is what the Judge ordered:

If there is any outside coverage on this, don’t look for the focus of it to be on Hunter Biden getting away with “gun felonies,” with the full cognizance of ATF and the federal courts. That said, there’s nothing to stop any person from lecturing on what we should have said from stepping up and showing so call media how it’s done.

I mean, what other reason could there be that those with greater reach and resources wouldn’t want the truth known by all?

David Codrea v. Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms And Explosives Hunter Biden 2022


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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Deplorable Bill

These people, all of them, are corrupt, criminal, tyrannical and treasonous. The second amendment does not give exception for druggies or dirt bags so, maybe they have a point. I doubt that this means that the atfe will not be prosecuting anyone else. Communists, they own the courts. They own le. They own the vote. They are not accountable to the constitution and they think they are not accountable to the people either. All this time I thought that I lived in America, not russia, china, north korea, iran, irak, saudi arabia, cuba, nigeria, el salvador, nicaragua etc. Somebody please… Read more »

swmft

this is why they are trying to destroy the republic, and it will come to killing, fbi and atf have murdered many people who were living within bounds of constitution and governments actions were in violation…government is supposed to be subservient
remember a republic is a rule of laws not mob rule…well the laws are ignored as ar boundaries set for government

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Matt in Oklahoma

We all know or should by now that we live in a two class society

hippybiker

You’ve got that right! Just look what they just did to Mike Lindell the “My Pillow Guy!” Armed FBI thugs surrounded the car and confiscated his phone. No crime done! Welcome to He “Peoples Republic of Amerika!”

Henry Bowman

And thusly, the rule of law and equal application of justice dies to the sounds of silence….

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CourageousLion

I just had some triggers from LaRue tactical delivered. In the package was a copy of the US Constitution. A quote on the front by George Washington…it’s only keepers, the people. Now imagine this…IF we had state militias. You know, like the first 13 words of the 2nd amendment say we should have because they are NECESSARY for SECURITY. Do you seriously think that the morons in control right now would be doing what they are doing if they had to answer to a WELL REGULATED MILITIA in “their” state? https://courageouslion380.substack.com/p/those-forgotten-and-ignored-13-words-957 Do you think that beatch, Kathy Hotchul would be… Read more »

Boom

…you mean, via 25mikemike …

musicman44mag

What is 25 mikemike?

Boom

Bushmaster 25mm chain gun, mounted in the mantle of a m2a3 Cavalry Fighting Vehicle

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Deplorable Bill

Every American citizen who is not in jail or the loony farm IS the militia. Sadly, we have to train ourselves but that is the fault of the government, not ours.

Arm up and carry on

Henry Bowman

You just gave me the best reason EVER to buy from LaRue! Not that I lack a pocket Constitution, but any company that does this is the sort of company that deserves our business!!
Also, I’ve been and continue to be active in the citizen militia movement that came about because of the 1993 federal JBT (Jack Booted Thugs) massacre of a religious community. If there were militias before 1993, 87 people would still be alive to this day!

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Dubi Loo

Thank you David for continuing to be a stand up guy.

RAS

And in a matter of less than 3 years, we have finally awakened to the reality that this nation which we were taught was “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, “With Liberty and Justice for All”, “Shall not be Infringed”, was all a big lie. And yet, we are still silent while continuing to elect the same criminals to rule over us. Pathetic!

hippybiker

“Amerika. Land of the fee, home of the Slaves!” Mark Kornke

Trussman

Who said that we were continuing to elect them? I’m wondering if they aren’t being appointed? They just have to have the “right people” counting the votes.

JPM

The “American Justice System” is an oxymoron. It’s the last place where justice can be found.

musicman44mag

Today that stands true.

Wass

When the shoe is on the other foot (Republican), none of the “privacy interests” are of any concern to the DC court, or any other Dem appointed justice.

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musicman44mag

Remember 911? Remember what Rand Paul said about the surveillance and what could happen if we allowed the merging of all the agencies to our freedom? He was right. It’s happening now. Look at Mike the pillow guy and anyone associated with President Trump. I feel so bad that I agreed with the merger and supported it fully because I thought it would be for the betterment of our country catching terrorists and I trusted my government to not use it to entrap people like me or you but they are using it to trap commoners but not the privileged… Read more »

Boom

…that’s a man.

KDad

What are the odds that the Judge was appointed by Biden, Obama or Clinton?

Trussman

100%

Rodoeo

Our government has become a criminal enterprise rivaling the mafia…actually they make the mafia look like little league.

RicktheBear

Unfortunately, not surprising.

Trussman

Keep up the good fight brother. Even though you didn’t succeed, you keep bringing us amazing food for thought. Thank you.

Arny

Setting yourself up for a visit from the ATF. Or possibly the IRS. Let’s hope not. lol

ExGob

Surely nobody was under the impression that we didn’t already know this. Hunter Biden is more impervious to the laws of The United Of America than a vampire is to darkness. Hunter Biden would be commended by his Daddy’s administration for doing things that the everyday citizen, especially Republicans, would be electrocuted for. Now I can’t blame his Daddy for trying to protect his son. Every parent worth a damn, loves his/her children, even though some don’t deserve it. I blame the members of the current administration who suck-up to the President in hopes of making points and winning his… Read more »

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Wild Bill

That is another reason that the marxist socialists have to gain power any way possible… to keep from being prosecuted.

musicman44mag

What bullshit. Double standard. Is there any question that our government is not tyrannical now?

Now in my book we have reached the point without question that the transformation of a new America created by obummer and obiden officially SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!! Is the NWO nye?

StLPro2A

So, if government chooses not to prosecute one citizen for a crime, does that relieve others form being prosecuted for the same crime under equal application of the law??

Boom

I’m going to the doctor today…after I drop my daughter at the bus…Imma come back and go back to sleep..and, set my alarm; and head out about 1015…

I still have to stop for fuel.. but that should allow me enough time… I don’t have to be there til 1200…

Wild Bill

Good luck out there.

Boom

Well I RP’d. Nice n safe… 202209142041Z …. 1 Vic, 1 pax. .. amber, green, green, green, green2green; 2acutal, off station, time now.

Wild Bill

Message received. S7B06 out.