Hunter Biden to plead not guilty to federal gun charges

  • Hunter Biden is expected to plead not guilty to federal gun charges, according to a letter from his lawyers to the judge presiding over the case1.
  • The charges include making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm, making a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer, and one count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance12.
  • The charges stem from an incident in 2018 when Biden allegedly lied about his drug use when purchasing a firearm while struggling with addiction25.
  • Biden's lawyers have requested that his initial court appearance be held "by video"1.
  • The case highlights the ongoing debate around gun control and the need for stricter regulations to prevent firearms from falling into the wrong hands2.