Hunter Biden Found Guilty on All Gun Charges; President 'Proud' of His Son

Craig Bannister | June 11, 2024
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President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, was found guilty on all three federal gun charges on Friday and now faces a sentence of up to 25 years in prison.

Judge Maryellen Noreika says she’ll set a date for sentencing – eventually – but won’t do so at this time. Biden is not likely to serve jail time, many legal analysts say.

Pres. Biden has previously said that he will not pardon Hunter, if his son is convicted. Now that the guilty verdict has been delivered, Biden is faced with the proposition of reversing his stance, in order to spare his self-professed, drug-addled son from punishment.

In a statement issued immediately after the verdict was announced, Pres. Biden praised his son:

”Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today."

Biden said he will “accept the outcome of this case” and “respect the judicial process as Hunter considers an appeal.”

Hunter Biden was found guilty of two charges of lying on an application for a gun license by certifying that he was not a drug user, as well as one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a drug user.

While the incriminating facts of the case had been indisputable during the trial, the possibility had existed that the popularity of, and sympathy for, the president’s son could prompt the jury to still find the First Son not guilty – even though they believed he was guilty – via what is known “jury nullification.”