Federal Judge Denies Dismissal Of Hunter Biden's Gun Case

 April 13, 2024

In a recent ruling, a federal judge has decided against dismissing the gun charges lodged against Hunter Biden.

Daily Mail reported that this decision moves Hunter Biden, accused of dishonesty regarding his drug use to acquire a firearm in 2018, one step closer to a trial that could coincide with his father's re-election campaign.

Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, finds himself at a critical juncture as District Judge Maryellen Noreika, a nominee of former President Donald Trump, ruled against the dismissal of the federal gun case brought against him.

The case accuses Biden of falsifying information about his drug consumption on a firearm purchase form back in October 2018, an action that has now led to potential criminal implications. According to court documents, Biden retained possession of the gun for approximately eleven days after its purchase.

Judicial Decisions Cast a Long Shadow

The defense argued vigorously that the charges were politically motivated and further contended that Hunter Biden was unfairly targeted due to his familial connections. They pointed to a previous immunity provision from a deal that disintegrated under judicial scrutiny last year.

However, Judge Noreika's decision suggests that political pressures and claims had little influence over the judicial process. In her ruling, she noted the absence of "credible" evidence to suggest that political influence played any role in Special Counsel David Weiss's decision to pursue indictment over pretrial diversion.

The pressure campaign from Congressional Republicans may have occurred when the Special Counsel decided to move forward with indictment instead of pretrial diversion. Still, the Court has been given nothing credible to suggest that the conduct of those lawmakers (or anyone else) had any impact on Special Counsel. It is all speculation.

Hunter Biden has consistently pleaded not guilty to the gun charges, alongside facing federal tax crimes in California that could see him imprisoned for up to 17 years. The tax case revolves around accusations of failing to disburse $1.4 million in taxes despite lavish expenditures.

The Nexus of Law and Politics

The defense raised questions about Weiss's appointment and the constitutionality of the gun charges following a pivotal 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision expanding gun rights. Yet, the court rejected these challenges.

In a twist of legal intrigue, the evidence against Biden includes the findings of cocaine residue in the area where he stored the firearm and his admissions of drug use during the timeframe in question. This compounds the severity of his situation, with a trial potentially intersecting with a critical period for American politics.

The case against Hunter Biden comes at a particularly sensitive time, with his father, President Joe Biden, gearing up for the reelection campaign. This circumstance makes the proceedings a focal point not just for their legal implications but also for their potential political fallout.


The federal judge's ruling against dismissing Hunter Biden's gun case marks a pivotal moment in intertwining personal struggles with public scrutiny. With allegations of lying about drug use to purchase a gun and facing separate tax allegations in California, Hunter Biden could encounter significant legal consequences, bringing unprecedented attention to the legal troubles of a president's family member amidst an election campaign.

The challenges raised by the defense, including claims of political persecution and constitutional concerns, have thus far been set aside, setting the stage for a legal battle that could have wide-ranging implications for all involved.

About Victor Winston

Victor is a freelance writer and researcher who focuses on national politics, geopolitics, and economics.

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