Judge Denies Hunter Biden’s Request to Drop Gun Charges

(LibertySons.org) – Hunter Biden is facing a variety of charges stemming from his failure to pay taxes and for possessing a gun while on narcotics. He’s trying to have the latter charges dismissed. A judge rejected his latest motion.

On Thursday, Biden received bad news — twice. First, Judge Maryellen Noreika denied his bid to toss out his felony gun charges. Biden had tried to argue that the US government banning the possession of guns while using illegal drugs is a violation of the Second Amendment.

Biden’s legal team cited the Supreme Court’s ruling in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen case, which restricts the federal government’s power to regulate gun ownership. Judge Noreika wasn’t convinced and said he could challenge that after the proceedings ended.

Then, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that “the defendant has not shown the District Court’s orders are appealable before final judgment,” regarding claims that he was targeted in a vindictive move. The decision prompted his attorney, Abbe Lowell, to signal that he might request a review.

The president’s son was indicted last September on three counts and stands accused of falsifying a federal firearms form. He reportedly said “no” to the question of whether he was using illegal drugs at a time when he admitted he was, which accounts for the first two charges.

Then, he’s facing a third count of possessing a firearm while using narcotics. If he’s convicted of all three, he’s facing a maximum of 25 years in prison. The trial has been scheduled for June 3.

Special Counsel David Weiss is overseeing the case. Weiss was appointed by former President Donald Trump as the US attorney for Delaware but was left in place because of the sensitive nature of the case.

Biden is also facing federal tax charges in California and is slated to go to trial later this year.

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