September 30, 2023
Hunter Biden IMG acaben, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Hunter Biden will reportedly face indictment on a federal gun charge sometime this month. (IMG acaben, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

The government will indict Hunter Biden on a federal gun charge before the end of this month, according to a document provided to the federal court by Special Counsel David Weiss advising U.S. District Judge Maryellen Norieka that the charge is coming.

In a three-page court filing, Weiss acknowledged that federal law requires the government to “obtain the return of an indictment by a grand jury by Friday, September 29 [2023]…at the earliest.”

“The Government intends to seek the return of an indictment in this case before that date,” Weiss wrote.

President Joe Biden’s son had earlier reportedly been ready to accept a plea deal on unrelated drug charges, which would have involved setting aside the alleged gun law violation, offering him a “Pretrial Diversion Agreement,” provided he complied with terms of what gun owners were calling a “sweetheart deal.” But earlier this year, Judge Noreika rejected the terms of that agreement, USA Today noted. She said at the time, the deal was “different from what I normally see,” according to Fox News.

The allegation stems from a firearm purchase in 2018, during which Hunter Biden is alleged to have entered false information on the federal Form 4473 regarding his drug use at the time. Lying on a 4473 is a federal felony, and since Democrats lately have been repeatedly declaring nobody is “above the law” while referencing former President Donald Trump, the country may be on the verge if learning whether that applies equally to someone named Biden.

In June, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms declared the reported Biden plea agreement to be an “outrage.” At the time, CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb strongly criticized the complete silence from the gun prohibition lobby regarding Hunter Biden’s gun problem, ridiculing the situation by branding the plea deal as the “Biden Loophole.”

The organization issued a statement noting;

“President Biden has spent his entire political career campaigning for strict gun control, including bans on so-called ‘assault weapons’ and more recently, an acknowledged effort to prevent the sale of 9mm pistols. But the rules evidently change when the president’s son is involved in a federal gun crime that would result in fines and imprisonment for up to ten years for anybody else who knowingly lied about not being a prohibited person to obtain a handgun.”

Gottlieb further stated that had any other citizen been facing a similar charge, they would probably be on the way to jail.

In October 2018, Hunter Biden bought a Colt revolver. At the time, he was in a relationship with the widow of his brother, and she may have thrown the gun into a supermarket dumpster positioned near a school, according to Fox News. He was also heavily using drugs.

According to CNN, the federal law now requiring action is known as the “Speedy Trial Act.” The Weiss court filing says the “clock” started running on July 24.

There is no small irony in how this case is suddenly gathering steam, just days after the Biden administration and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a new proposed gun control rule relating to individuals who may be “engaged in the business,” buying and selling firearms. The proposal is already considered by many in the firearms community as an effort to end gun shows.

This new initiative is seen as one more manifestation of Joe Biden’s open war on gun rights and the Second Amendment.

Amid this drama, House Republicans are digging into the Hunter Biden plea deal, which fell apart in July. Leading that charge are House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Oversight and Accountability Chairman Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, and House Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Jason Smith of Missouri, according to the USA Today report.

While the Hunter Biden mess is big news with conservative media, Republican politicians, and the firearms community, Joe Biden has been careful to talk about his son as little as possible. The younger Biden’s gun problems are only part of the larger picture emerging about the Biden family and its various business entanglements, including accusations of influence peddling. It is hardly the kind of thing a president already campaigning for re-election wants to have to dominate the news cycle.

If the indictment comes as promised, a trial would almost certainly come in the middle of the 2024 campaign.

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About Dave Workman

Dave Workman is a senior editor at and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.

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