Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden's son, accompanied by his mother, first lady Jill Biden and his wife, Melissa Cohen Biden, walks out of federal court after hearing the verdict, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. Hunter Biden has been convicted of all 3 felony charges in the federal gun trial. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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A federal court jury in Delaware has found Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, guilty on all three federal felony gun charges stemming from buying and possessing a firearm while he was addicted to illegal drugs.

Two of the counts were for lying about his drug use when answering questions on Form 4473, the FBI background check form. The third was for possessing the illegally purchased firearm while addicted to, or using, illegal drugs.

While the conviction might seem like a victory to many on the right who detest the Biden family, it is considered by others to be a further assault on Second Amendment rights. Under the 2022 Supreme Court ruling in Bruen, it’s somewhat unlikely the questions asked on the background check form—and even the form itself—are constitutional since they have no historical precedents at the time of the nation’s founding.

At sentencing, the younger Biden could face a fine of up to $750,000 and up to 25 years in prison at sentencing. It’s likely, however, that he will receive far less than the maximum.

In 2018, Hunter Biden, now 54, purchased a firearm from a licensed dealer, and, while filling in Form 4473, responded “no” to the question of whether he was “an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.” However, per Hunter’s own account of his addiction—as chronicled in his 2021 book, Beautiful Things—it is almost certain that he was an addict at the time he purchased the gun.

Under the terms of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993—a law that then-Sen. Joe Biden shepherded through the U.S. Senate—lying on Form 4473 is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in federal prison, thus the current trial.

It’s likely that upon appeal, Biden’s attorneys will argue that the questions on the background check form and possibly the background check itself is unconstitutional. Of course, if that doesn’t work, it’s very likely that his father, President Biden, will pardon him sometime after November’s election, whether he wins or loses.

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34 COMMENTS

  1. “Under the 2022 Supreme Court ruling in Bruen, it’s somewhat unlikely the questions asked on the background check form—and even the form itself—are constitutional since they have no historical precedents at the time of the nation’s founding.”

    Its not about the form, its about the lying on his answers on a federa form.

    Defense didnt even bring up the concept of the form no being constitutional.

    • They did in pre-trial motions and the Judge found analagous historic precedent. This decision barred the issue from being a part of the trial but it is preserved as part of the record on appeal.

  2. Somehow I doubt Joe Biden will understand the laws he helped pass are putting his son in jail. Very ironic but also fitting for those shitbags. Now do the Bushes and Clinton’s. I feel we need to carry on after Trump and start jailing former President’s and their family. In my opinion it sets a positive trend, more of this needs to happen.

  3. I’m curious as to what they get out of this. If this wasn’t in their favor, it wouldn’t be happening, so why is it?

      • Exactly. This gives cover for lots of ongoing and upcoming lawfare. They’ll pretend like “no one is above the law” except, you know, Hillary and Joe because they’re too important to prosecute. Actually, they said Joe was too much of a confused old man to stand trial, but he’s perfectly fine as the leader of the free world.

        • My dad, when he come down with Frontal Lobal Dementia
          ( Alzheimer’s)was way more cognizant and conversant when his doctors told us ” it’s time to hide the car keys”
          President Joey Shitzesdrawers gets to play with the colorful keys on
          ” The Football “…. what could possibly go wrong ??

    • this was the first prosecution where lying on the 4473 was the sole charge. this sets precedent to go after the millions of Americans who smoke pot and buy firearms.

      Hunter will get a slap on the wrist because of his name, nobody else will be that lucky.

    • They wanted the perception of being fair and equal w/ their justice, Hunter took one for the team here, but they’ll get him out of the more serious charges.

      • He already said in an interview that he wouldn’t pardon him. He’ll have to wait until after the election, if he feels the need to do it. It isn’t like Hunter will get prison time for this.

      • Any bets the sentence will be “supervised release” where the bagman now has is own secret service detail?

    • Trump wins, Biden pardons Trump on way out the door, Trump pardons li’l Biden. Uniparty tells us that they did it to save the democracy.

  4. The jury was not asked to decide on the constitutionality of the form or the question. rather they were asked to decide on whether he lied on the form which they rightfully did.

    in my opinion, I don’t see that this hurts the second amendment because this case wasn’t about the second amendment. We need to continue pushing to overturn unconstitutional gun laws.

  5. hunter biden was always guilty beyond a reasonable doubt as I said on day one. The defense/excuses hunter’s attorney concocted were on a kindergarten level. Perhaps hunter should have got his gun from mookie the pusherman? Bottom line…Like it or not yada, yada do not fib anywhere on a signature required 4473. fhb. fjb.

    TRUMP 2024.

  6. I’m sure the notarized pardon of Hunter from Dementia Joes is already sitting in the White House safe in case the old coot goes brain dead (officially).

  7. RE: “if that doesn’t work, it’s very likely that his father, President Biden, will pardon him sometime after November’s election, whether he wins or loses.”

    Factor in for obvious reasons joe does not have time to spare and if hunter is to be pardoned then it best be done asap.

    To the stupids…Do not take hunter’s conviction as some sort of leveling the playing field with the sleazy, concocted, politically motivated kangaroo court that figuratively lynched POTUS DJT. fhb. fjb.

    TRUMP 2024.

  8. I can’t believe how EVIL President Biden is to conspire and manipulate the legal system to convict his own son just to prove he didn’t conspire and manipulate the legal system to convict Trump!

  9. One good thing did come from this. We have the Effin B I on the record stating that the laptop is real, not some BS Russian disinformation. Maybe the Republican party can get off their ass and actually use that info against Biden.

  10. Poor Hunter, he just wanted to smoke crack, screw whores and have guns. I mean, really now, what guy wouldn’t? After all, he is the smartest guy Joe knows!

  11. Hunter Biden purchased a firearm and became part of the numbers reported on here and in other places. Should I just assume that this action is an American exercising their 2nd Amendment rights? Is this an American acting in a pro-2A fashion?

    When you compare him to a hunter buying a bolt action rifle for putting meat on the table fighting Bidens inflation, only 50% of these gun owners has even a chance at being pro2A.

    Firearm ownership is not a reflection of someones politics. Either way. Even the most staunch tree hugging green energy politicians in DC still uses limos, private jets, and gas stoves.

    Personally, I think it’s funny how the left puts down old rich white guys but then they put Biden in office. Even with the corruption of the entire family.

    I agree with Trump on this. This thing here is just a distraction.

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