Well, it finally happened. What millions of Americans already believed that Hunter Biden was guilty of, he’s finally been indicted for.
I know that you thought that, because he’s Joe Biden’s son, he would never be charged with anything criminal and that, like his father, it seems, Hunter could essentially get away with anything because of who is father is. It looked that way to me, too.
But it finally happened. Tom Ozimek writes,
President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden has been indicted in a federal court in Delaware on felony gun charges.Court documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware […] on Sept. 14 show that Mr. Hunter Biden was indicted on three counts in connection with allegations that he made false statements to a gun dealer and possessed a firearm while using drugs.
Two of the counts relate to allegations that Mr. Biden “knowingly made a false and fictitious written statement, intended and likely to deceive” a gun dealer when he sought to buy a firearm in October 2018.
He “provided a written statement on Form 4473 certifying he wasn’t 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 indictment reads.
The third count relates to his possession of a Colt Cobra 38PL revolver while using and being addicted to drugs which, like the other two counts, is in violation of sections of Title 18 of the U.S. Code.
The most serious of the charges—counts one and three—carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, and three years of supervised release.
Now, admittedly, being charged and being found guilty are two separate things, as is being found guilty and actually being punished for breaking the law. But it’s progress, right?
The bigger question around this, though, at least as far as the Second Amendment goes, is what the outcome of that trial will have on other Americans (you know, those gun owners who haven’t allegedly flaunted breaking the law).
As I see it, there are two possible outcomes of this, both of which could have positive results for gun owners.
One outcome is that Hunter is found guilty and is actually punished for breaking the law (like a normal person would be). I’m not sure that this one has much of a chance of actually happening, but if it does, it could mean the end of Joe Biden’s political career because of the scandal on top of Joe’s age and what many believe to be cognitive issues that he is dealing with. Joe Biden with his anti-2A garbage no longer being able to hold office is a win.
The other potential outcome could be that Hunter is found innocent, and the only way that I can see the court getting that to work is if they say that the ATF Form 4473 is a violation of Hunter’s Second Amendment and/or Fourth Amendment rights. Which means that it would a violation of the rights of every single American that wants to legally buy a gun. I see that as a huge win, too, if we can get the ATF out of our personal business if we aren’t going out there and shooting people (and if you’re buying a gun legally, you have an extremely low probability that you’d be an active shooter).
So, with either of those outcomes, there’s a fair chance that threats to our Second Amendment rights will be removed. I’ll take a win like that any day of the week.