A 2021 Politico report said in 2018, Biden responded “no” to a question on the transaction record that asked “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” Delaware police also found a firearm thrown in the garbage by President Joe Biden’s daughter-in-law, Hallie.
Five years earlier, Biden tested positive for cocaine, resulting in his discharge from the Navy Reserve in February 2014, Politico initially reported.
Secret Service agents entered the gun store where the gun had been purchased and asked the owner, Ron Palmieri, for paperwork on the gun, but refused to hand it over suspecting a cover-up, according to the Politico report. Palmieri eventually handed the documents over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Biden wrote in his memoir he was “smoking crack every 15 minutes” at the time he purchased the firearm, the National Review reported. There are photographs of a naked Biden holding the gun with drug paraphernalia.
Several individuals have been convicted for committing the same unlawful violation as Biden, while the president’s son has faced no charges.