Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has pleaded not guilty to federal gun charges. He is accused of lying on a federal firearms form when he purchased a handgun in 2018.
The charges stem from an incident in October 2018, when Hunter Biden purchased a .38-caliber revolver from a gun store in Wilmington, Delaware. On the federal firearms form, which is required for all gun purchases, Biden falsely claimed that he was not an unlawful user of controlled substances.
At the time, Biden was struggling with addiction to crack cocaine. He has since admitted to using drugs at the time of the gun purchase.
If convicted, Hunter Biden faces a maximum of 10 years in prison on each of the two gun charges. However, it is important to note that first-time offenders typically receive much less prison time.
Hunter Biden’s lawyer, Chris Clark, has said that his client will plead not guilty to the charges. He has also said that Biden is “innocent and that he is looking forward to clearing his name in court.”
The trial is scheduled to begin in February 2024.
The case is being closely watched by political observers. Some believe that it could have a negative impact on President Biden’s re-election chances. Others believe that it will have little impact on the election.
It is important to note that Hunter Biden is presumed innocent until proven guilty.