Will Hunter Biden Get Jailed on Gun Charges?
The efforts of the leftist establishment to protect Hunter Biden’s crimes are faltering at the doors of justice, thanks to a few good men still serving in the judicial system. The charges of lying on the gun purchase form have returned to haunt the junior Biden and prosecutors say that he faces 15 to 21 months in prison if convicted on those charges.
Hunter Biden currently faces three criminal charges related to purchasing a gun in Delaware in 2018, two of making false statements when buying the gun and one charge of possession of a gun while using illegal drugs. In Hunter’s case, the illegal drug in question is cocaine that he is known to have addictively used for years.
The maximum sentence for all his gun-related charges combined is 15 years, but as opined in The Washington Times, Hunter Biden is not likely to be sentenced even close to the maximum. The story cited Derek E. Hines, the senior assistant special counsel, as:
“Preliminarily estimates that the defendant’s post-trial guidelines as determined under the United States Sentencing Guidelines are 15-21 months’ imprisonment.”
Since Hunter Biden’s gun-related charges made news, liberals have tried to dismiss the law that makes lying on gun purchase form a criminal offense. Last year a few federal courts ruled against the law. However the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has yet to rule on the law.
But Hunter Biden’s crime of lying on the gun purchase form and keeping the gun while actively using cocaine got more difficult to defend as court documents recently revealed that the FBI found cocaine on Hunter’s gun holster, offering direct evidence of Hunter’s cocaine use while in possession of the gun. The gun in question, a 38-calibre Colt Cobra revolver, was tossed into a trash can behind a convenience store in Delaware by his sister-in-law Hallie Biden. At the time, Hunter was sexually involved with Hallie who was a widow after the death of her husband and Hunter’s brother Beau Biden in 2015.
Purchasing a gun by lying is one of the several legal troubles Hunter Biden is currently facing. Last month, Special Counsel David Weiss charged Hunter in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California with three felonies and six misdemeanors for non-payment of federal income tax for about 4 years. Hunter also filed false returns around February 2020 apparently in attempt to evade the assessment of taxes for the tax year 2018.
In the House of Representatives, Hunter Biden faced contempt of Congress charges after he defied a Congressional subpoena by House Republicans to appear and testify before the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees in December 2023. But after House Republicans held a public hearing earlier this month to vote on contempt charges against Hunter, he flipped and agreed to appear for a deposition before the said committees. His deposition is reportedly scheduled for February 28, 2024.