by WorldTribune Staff / 247 Real News September 14, 2023
A Delaware grand jury on Thursday indicted Hunter Biden on felony gun charges.
David Weiss, the Department of Justice’s special counsel assigned to the investigation, signed off on the indictment.
According to the indictment, Hunter Biden violated Chapter 44, Title 18 of the United States Code by falsely asserting that he was not a drug user on ATF Form 4473. That form required that the buyer must state that he is aware that “making any false oral or written statement… is a crime punishable as a felony under Federal law, and may violate State and /or local law.”
Biden was indicted on three counts.
• The first is that he “knowingly made a false and fictitious written statement, intended and likely to deceive that dealer with respect to a fact material to the lawfulness of the sale of the firearm…” The count further provides that Biden gave a “written statement on Form 4473 certifying that he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, and any other controlled substance, when in fact, as he knew, that statement was false and fictitious.”
• The second count states that he made this false statement knowingly “to be kept” in the records of the company from which he made the purchase.
• The third count is that Biden then possessed the weapon unlawfully.
The 54-year-old son of Joe Biden had been accused of lying on an FBI background check form in order to purchase a Colt Cobra 38SPL revolver. He said that he was not a drug user when, in fact, he was. This was revealed in his own memoir “Beautiful Things”.
The maximum prison term for lying on the ATF form is 10 years.
Garrett Ziegler, founder of the Marco Polo research group which published on online database of the Hunter Biden laptop, said: “This is just for the gun. (Lawyer Abbe) Lowell and Hunter and their band of confederates believe the Diversion Agreement is still in effect. This is, of course, one of the dumbest things they could charge him on. The tax indictment will be more important, but SHOULD include FARA, money laundering, and many others.”
Biden was set to plead guilty to tax charges in June, with the expectation that the gun charge would be dismissed. Weiss, who was prosecuting the case for the state of Delaware and the Department of Justice, was anticipated to make a deal for a diversion agreement for the gun charge. Chris Clark, Biden’s attorney, said at the time that “A firearm charge, which will be subject to a pretrial diversion agreement and will not be the subject of the plea agreement, will also be filed by the Government.”
That deal fell apart in July after U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika recognized that in the diversion agreement, it appeared that both defense and prosecution had agreed that Biden would also gain immunity for any charges stemming from not having filed as a foreign agent when conducting business deals overseas. The prosecutors explained that this was not their understanding, at which point the defense also did not go along with the plea deal.
Former President Donald Trump issued the following statement on the indictment:
This, the gun charge, is the only crime that Hunter Biden committed that does not implicate Crooked Joe Biden. One down, Eleven to go! The Democrats, with all of their horrible, very unfair, and mostly illegal Witch Hunts, have started a process that is very dangerous for our Country. They have opened the proverbial Pandora’s Box, and it is possible that the USA will never be the same again. SO SAD!!!
Joe Biden has demanded that more states enact “red flag” gun laws, which allow family members to have law enforcement take a gun from a gun owner in the event that a family member or concerned person claims that gun owner is not stable enough to own a gun.
Biden has also said that “the Second Amendment, like all other rights, is not absolute.”