It was revealed recently that Hunter Biden's legal team, ironically, will use the Second Amendment to defend their client against a gun purchase-related charge.
According to Fox News, when pressed on the details and how the White House feels about the legal argument, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre seemed agitated at the question and refused to answer, as she does nearly all questions of any importance.
The situation involved a firearms purchase Hunter Biden made during which he marked on the federal background check form that he had no history of illegal drug use.
Of course, as the world now knows without a doubt, Hunter Biden has a long history of illicit drug use, and lying on a federal form is a criminal offense.
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One of the investigations into Hunter Biden involves the 2018 gun purchase.
Fox News explained how his legal team might deploy a Second Amendment defense to save him from legal trouble on that particular front.
Federal law prohibits drug users from owning guns, but a Supreme Court ruling last year that essentially broadened Second Amendment protections puts that prohibition into question – and Hunter's lawyers could use the argument as part of his defense.
The U.S. Supreme Court decision that his lawyers will reportedly use as precedent was harshly criticized by President Joe Biden at the time of the ruling.
"Since 1911, the State of New York has required individuals who would like to carry a concealed weapon in public to show a need to do so for the purpose of self-defense and to acquire a license," Biden said in an official statement at the time. "More than a century later, the United States Supreme Court has chosen to strike down New York’s long-established authority to protect its citizens."
Biden added: "This ruling contradicts both common sense and the Constitution, and should deeply trouble us all."
Given President Biden's stance on the ruling, it was perfectly justifiable for any report to quiz KJP on the administration's response to the developing situation.
"Should someone who's a drug user be able to possess a firearm?" one reporter asked during a recent White House press briefing.
"Should someone who's a drug user be able to possess a firearm?"
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: "I'm not gonna get into a tit-for-tat on this." pic.twitter.com/C95GsMkc44
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"I'm not gonna get into a tit-for-tat on this," KJP responded.