Daily Beast: Trump Being Unable to Buy a Gun at PSA is Karma for Hunter Biden…Or Something

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[Trump campaign spokesperson Steven] Cheung later claimed to CNN that Trump never actually went through with the purchase—and deleted his original statement. The Daily Beast could not immediately independently confirm whether Trump finalized the deal.

The irony is that the federal law Trump appeared to almost violate is the very same one that the feds used to indict President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.

The federal law that restricts how someone may buy or sell firearms is 18 U.S. Code § 922, the go-to statute for prosecutors seeking to imprison felons who manage to acquire guns after serving time in prison, straw purchasers who buy a gun with the specific intent to sell it to another person, and other people who aren’t allowed to acquire them. That law is why anyone buying a gun from a licensed dealer must fill out what’s called an ATF Form 4473, which asks: “Are you under indictment or information in any court for a felony, or any other crime for which the judge could imprison you for more than one year, or are you a current member of the military who has been charged with violation(s) of the Uniform Code of Military?”

Answer “yes,” and no gun shop can legally sell you a gun. Trump, who is facing criminal charges across the eastern seaboard, would have to answer in the affirmative.

Republicans—and Trump in particular—have been calling on the Department of Justice to hold Hunter Biden accountable for violating the same statute, in his case, for lying about drug use on that form.

— Jose Pagliery and Alex Nguyen in Indicted Trump Asks to Buy a Glock at Campaign Stop—Which Would Be Illegal

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    • If the upcoming SCotUS case goes our way, even if he gets convicted, he’ll retain his 2A rights… 🙂

    • Numerous states put restrictions on guns if you’re under indictment too. Often making it a felony if you possess guns while under indictment for a variety of offenses.

      Drugs charges and felonies are common places for this to take effect.

  1. The video I saw was of Trump stating that there was one that he liked and a series of photos including one that had his likeness engraved. I never saw in it where he actually purchased anything (at all).

    This is the kind of stupidity that I talked about in the previous article. The hatred and the degree of Trump Derangement Syndrome runs deep on the left and in the media. Lies, distortions, and fabrications are what is said. Facts don’t matter.

    Now if someone (anyone) can show proof that he purchased something there then let’s see the evidence. Show us a picture of naked Trump holding that gun. If you can’t do that then the rest of it is just ridiculous.

      • “Unless it’s one of Mrs. Trump“

        No problem, and even better she’s featured in a same-sex pictorial.


        I see so many Republicans preaching against porn, yet republican President Donald Trump hired porn actresses to carry his load, while the first lady of the United States of America was featured in a same sex porn photo layout.

        Remember when all the Republicans said “character counts!”?

        If it wasn’t for double standards, the Republicans would have no standards at all.

        • Preach it brother!
          Porn liberates women and men.
          Nothing quite as empowering as a fist up your ass, getting pissed on by a dozen strangers or chugging a quart of semen nor paying some broker to watch it all.

          Viva la revolution!!!

        • Well Debbie, in full disclosure, since I am from the party of anything goes (and I mean ANYTHING), I do have the full collection of the former Democrat Rep’s picture collage.

          I find his pictures ‘stimulating’. They are truly inspiriting, imparting both strength and vitality, and worthy of my deep deep attention.

        • No double standard at all. I will NEVER vote for a Democrat. Nothing Trump or his wife does will ever change that.

        • Michelle O ??

          You mean BIG MIKE!

          Oh yeah ‘she’ has some Junk In The Front; if you know what I mean. Wink wink.

          I definitely can fap into that.

        • I don’t know what POTUS Trump and FLOTUS Trump should be ashamed of. I think that Melania and Ivanka look fantastic.

          A real scandal would be Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama posing nude together in a sexually suggestive manner.

        • fyi
          to miner49er

          Scantily clad or semi nude women with guns was a feature of the Annual calendar, put out by conservative radio host G. Gordon Liddy in the 1990s.

          He sold tens of thousands of these calendars to young and old heterosexual gun owning men.

          And hundreds of young conservative scantily clad women, submitted their photographs holding their guns to his staff for their review. Hoping they would be selected to be in his calendar.

          And perhaps some gun owning lesbi@ns wanted one of the calendars as well.

    • Not proof, but his campaign spokesman said he bought one, before deleting the statement. At best, it’s poor control of communications.

      • Unless he has a South Carolina photo ID, he can’t buy one in South Carolina. He could theoretically pay for it and have it transferred to a Florida FFL (assuming he is a Florida resident versus NY). He would fail the background check while under indictment, though.

    • “Lies, distortions, and fabrications are what is said. Facts don’t matter.“

      The media did not lie, Donald Trump‘s own spokesman Stephen Cheung posted in writing that Donald Trump had purchased a gun in South Carolina.

      “Trump’s visit to the store came ahead of remarks he was set to deliver in Summerville, S.C., on Monday afternoon. Campaign spokesman Steven Cheung initially wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that the former president had purchased a Glock firearm.

      Cheung also posted a video of Trump at the firearm store. In it, the former president points to a firearm and says, “I want to buy one.” Cheung’s video and a separate post by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) showed Trump posing with the gun.“

      I think it’s clear he bought the gun, and once it was pointed out that it was illegal the public story changed, “backtracked and clarified”.

      If it wasn’t for a double standards, Republicans would have no standards at all

      • If Democrats had standards, Hunter Biden would be in prison serving time for lying on ATF form 4473 and tax evasion.

        • Hunter Biden did nothing wrong, and it is high time you people leave this man in peace.

          He is just a son that loves his father, and his deceased brother’s wife, and his step mother, and his current wife.

          And I bet he even has a place for his love-child’s stripper ex-girlfriend. That is what a stand-up person he has become.

          So you see, if it wasn’t for a double standards, Republicans would have no standards at all.

      • “I think it’s clear he bought the gun …”

        Two errors in one statement.

        1) You don’t “think.”

        2) That which can be asserted without proof, can be dismissed without proof.

        • Nameless,

          1) I meme therefore I am

          2) The proof is it’s Donald Trump!!
          !!! DONALD TRUMP!!!

          That is all the proof anyone needs.

        • “Campaign spokesman Steven Cheung initially wrote on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that the former president had purchased a Glock firearm.“

          When your official campaign spokesman states publicly you took a particular action, I think that is proof enough.

          BTW, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…

        • “I think”

          Again, asserting facts not in evidence. Speaking of which …

          “that is proof enough.”

          That which can be asserted without proof, can be dismissed without proof. You’re dismissed.

        • This YT link features confirming video from Marjorie Taylor Greene and her boyfriend, the cross dresser, in their live stream.

          They were both there when Trump received the firearm, they both stated on their live stream that they can confirm that Donald Trump got the Glock pistol there and Marge actually shows a picture of the transaction on her cell phone.


          So now we have trumps official campaign spokesman, and a serving Republican member of Congress along with her bedmate stating publicly that Donald Trump received a Glock firearm at the South Carolina gun dealers establishment, a clear violation of federal law as he is under felony indictment.

          Spin it how you will, as they say, shit happens.

          But I bet DJT went home with the Glock…

        • Your instructors in tradecraft may not have been aware of this American colloquial expression.

          ‘I bet’ is just an informal form of ‘I predict’ and is a diminutive of ‘I’d be willing to wager’.

          Of course, I wasn’t there and I have no evidence where the vanity Glock with trumps face on it ended up…

          But you can hear Donald Trump say “I want to buy one” and the store manager says “Let’s put that back for the president and head over to the range area”.

        • “Of course, I wasn’t there and I have no evidence”

          That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence. Dismissed.

        • Pro tip: don’t make an actual bet with Miner. This may come as a shock, but Miner isn’t the most honorable person around. Ask me how I know.

  2. I think all he said was “i want it”. Cool your jets media, i dont think he was even serious, much less actually bought it

    • I betcha Donald’s already got gats. And armed guards. And secret service goons. No need to wonder after the (daily)Beast🙄

    • Actually, it was a Beeman air pistol that resembles a glock, so not covered by firearm laws.

      Right, Hunter?

      • “…it was a Beeman air pistol that resembles a glock, so not covered by firearm laws.”

        In NJ it is… 🙁

        • Felons in Ks can not possess an air or spring powered handgunm or riffle if it has a rifled barrel or shoots more then 620fps.
          A black powder firearmn is considered a firearmn if in the posession of a prohibited person.
          A remark my neighbor said to her friend when he ask about my voting was, ” I’m sure he can vote, he carries a gunm.”
          I informed her just because I carry a gunm doesn’t mean I am not a felon.
          So you see, there it is again, someone believing a law can prevent a crime.

  3. I am repeating from a previous post on another article, but Trump’s indictments proves the old adage “you can indict a ham sandwich”! I guess the new Office of civilian disarmament’s first trick will be to indict us all for owning guns!

  4. Trump can fill out 10 forms as long as he answers them the same, Yes to under indictment.
    As long as PSA does not do the final sale, there are no issues with the intent to purchase.

  5. TRUMP 2024 did not fill out a 4473 so lying is not part of the equation like it was with hunter biden whose idea of firearm responsibility and safe storage is drug use and throwing a firearm in a dumpster.

    I applaud TRUMP 2024 for visiting PSA, it sent a discouraging message to the Gun Control Inc.

    • No Debbie, the honorable Jack Smith will be looking into that visit, and will likely bring charges shortly.

      Trump can not get away with what he did there.

    • “TRUMP 2024 did not fill out a 4473 “

      But you can clearly hear the store manager say “put that back for the president… “

      If he did not fill out a form form 4473, that is another felony.

      There’s no surprises here, just today a New York Superior Court judge officially found that Donald Trump is a fraud:

      “NEW YORK (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House.

      Judge Arthur Engoron, ruling in a civil lawsuit brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, found that the former president and his company deceived banks, insurers and others by massively overvaluing his assets and exaggerating his net worth on paperwork used in making deals and securing loans.

      Engoron ordered that some of Trump’s business licenses be rescinded as punishment, making it difficult or impossible for them to do business in New York, and said he would continue to have an independent monitor oversee Trump Organization operations.”

  6. None of this matters. If dumpster finds out he needs suburban women to win election he will sell out gun owners and the second amendment in a short minute.

    • Dumpster won those women in 2020.

      The real question is if Kamala or Gavin replace dumpster before their DNC convention.

      Remember the DNC banned Dumpster from debating by removing all DNC debates.

    • Trump does not get my vote for being pro-2A. That isn’t why he got my vote the first two times. People like to yell from the rooftops “but he’s not a conservative”. I know that. That isn’t why I support him. I’m not a single issue voter. Such things make no sense to me.

      Support Trump because he poses in a gun store and your pro2A then when he gets there he revokes 2A rights.

      The term of a president is 4 years. That’s enough time to do quite a lot of damage. As we see with Biden. For this reason, being a single issue voter is just ridiculous. How many times have we all seen our elected leaders say one thing and then do another? I’m not worried about him selling out.

      Biden is not fit for office and should be under the care of a doctor. Many of the Democrat left should be behind bars. No one in this race makes more sense than Trump.

      • “No one in this race makes more sense than Trump“


        “Critics On Twitter Mock Trump’s Mangled Word Salad At Texas Rally
        Mary Papenfuss
        Updated January 30, 2022·2 min read
        Former President Donald Trump’s chopped-up “word salad” was on exceptional display at his Texas rally Saturday before he floated the possibility of pardoning insurrectionists if reelected — and critics couldn’t say enough about it.

        He complained at one memorable point in his long-winded speech: “They censor, cancel and persecute ordinary citizens for speaking the truth while they … drown your endless torment of … I mean, what they do … ”

        • “And the question is whether or not we should be in a position where are why can’t the experts say we know that this virus is in fact it’s going to be or excuse we know why all the drugs approved are not temporarily approved and but permanently approved, that’s underway too.” — Joe Biden

        • Well well,

          Here is the dear leader in his own words;

          “..my younger sister used to be three years

          younger than me now now he’s 23 years

          younger there’s not a single solitary

          Biden man that is a younger than any

          Baden woman and uh and my wife that by

          the way over to Community College my

          wife is teaching today my wife is a

          full-time college professor at a community college..”

          Or this montage:


        • Everyone messes up every now and then. The Puppet does it on a daily basis despite the fact that he’s been a public figure for longer than I’ve been alive. He should be able to do it in his sleep at this point.

  7. Trump, dude, if you want a gunm I can hook you up with Scott. He dont believe in an Infringed Second Amendment.
    Belt fed might be a problem, besides that how about an F16.

  8. The fact I can’t buy Arms anywhere I desire in this country is the number 1 infringement that troubles me!

  9. Thank you to President Donald Trump for his appointments to the US federal court system. The most pro second amendment President this country has ever had.

    A man who is pro legal butt sex.Who hosted g@y and interracial marriages on his properties. Long before anyone considered doing it.

    And yes, he is against the leg@liz@tion of drugs. Because he saw how his older brother was destroyed by his drug abuse. And the drug leg@liz@tion crowd has never supported liberty.

    Because they refuse to accept the responsibility and consequences that go along with liberty.

    • I thought trumps brother died from alcohol abuse, and yet Trump owns a winery.
      Ain’t no saints in this game.

  10. Isn’t Trumps official/legal residence in Florida? if so, he couldn’t have purchased any handgun in SC. He could ask to have one sent to an FFL in his home state etc. but could not make final purchase or have the 4473 filed there. He, as do all out of state purchasers, would be required to fill out the form and have the BG run in his state of residence. As the dealer/sales person would have informed him and as anyone with 2 working brain cells as a reporter should have known.
    As for any of the other foolishness in the above discussions, well, the internet is forever and anything published is available. What may have been done in a photo shoot 20 or more years ago mean little today. As for porn today, well, if someone has so little self respect to be involved in it, then there will always be someone fool enough to pay to see it.

    • Finally, somebody with no axe to grind lays out the way it would have to go down IF Trump actually wanted to acquire the gun. Trump needs to fire the campaign spokesman who reported that he bought it.

  11. Daily Beast is mostly clickbait for r-tards. But only mostly, like… 99.99%.

    You do have to hand it to them, though. They know their audience amazingly well.

  12. IF Daily Beast had an ounce of journalism, they would have asked why a Congresscritter from GA is accompanying Trump on visiting a gun store in SC, and asked where is Lindsey Graham, the senior Senator from SC? We know MTG is a 2A supported, but didn’t Sen Graham once claim he owns an AR-15?

  13. One of my accounts before I retired was an air-land ambulance service. The first time I climbed out of a Sikorsky S76d helicopter after a 35 mile flight I said ” Wow, I would LOVE to have one of these !! ”
    I just looked in my outbuilding… nope, one didn’t follow me home from the airfield, so I guess wishing and reality are still separate.
    Right, Miner ?

  14. Really? Where is reviewer/writer Joe Grine when you need him?
    Joe is ex Special Forces, and he gave excellent reviews such as Take Two: Lionheart Lh9.
    I am semi-retired Captain, US Army, Intel.
    No one has said anything intelligent in these comments.
    Do your research instead of just voicing a stupid opinion!
    SCOTUS divided the two offices as the 2020 election was completely corrupt!
    “Biden,” was President of a NOW dead, defunct, bankrupt corporate entity
    called The UNITED STATES of AMERICA per the Act of 1871.
    TRUMP brokered a deal with EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, and bankrupted
    the corporation we were ALL OWNED BY, namely the Crown of England and the Vatican!
    As of January, 2021, we are a Constitutional Republic once again.

  15. He has Secret Service protection so he really doesn’t need a weapon, unless he is doing an insurrection which is defined as an organized and often violent attempt to overthrow a government. Any evidence of such a thing happening?
    Too bad lying is acceptable especially in Congress. It seems the standards set by law only apply to citizens NOT in power and are deemed too stupid to do anything except vote.

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