In a significant development, Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, has been indicted on a felony gun charge by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
The indictment on Thursday revolves around an incident that took place on October 12, 2018. According to court documents, Hunter Biden is alleged to have made false statements on a federal firearms transaction record during the purchase of a Colt Cobra 38SPL revolver from a licensed firearms dealer in Wilmington, Delaware.
The form requires prospective firearm purchasers to certify several statements, including whether they are “an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.” The indictment alleges that Hunter Biden falsely certified that he was not an unlawful user or addicted to any controlled substance when purchasing the firearm.
The indictment is comprised of three counts:
- Count One: alleges that Hunter Biden knowingly made a false and fictitious written statement on the Form 4473, certifying he was not an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance, which he knew to be false.
- Count Two: charges Hunter Biden with making a false statement and representation to the licensed firearms dealer regarding the same information on the Form 4473.
- Count Three: alleges that between October 12, 2018, and October 23, 2018, Hunter Biden, knowing he was an unlawful user of and addicted to controlled substances, possessed the Colt Cobra 38SPL revolver, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.
The indictment is signed by special counsel David C. Weiss. The indictment comes amid a series of controversies surrounding Hunter Biden over the past few years.
Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story.