(PatriotWise.com) — Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) officers say they are “skeptical” about bringing charges against Hunter Biden for falsely filling out gun purchase forms in 2018. The President’s son completed an ATF Form 4473 to buy a gun and said he had no history of substance abuse. To the question, “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” Biden answered “no” despite his long record of drug use.
The punishment for answering the form untruthfully can range from a $250,000 fine to ten years in prison.
However, the ATF said it is unlikely to charge Biden with the offense because he has sought help and has no criminal history. His lawyers are said to be working on a defense regardless.
President Biden’s son has been open about his troubled history. In his memoirs, he wrote how he had his first alcoholic drink at the age of 8. Much later, he became addicted to crack cocaine and wrote of an instance when his father turned up at his door and pleaded with him to get help. “Left on my own, I was certain I would not have survived,” he wrote.
In the book “Beautiful Things,” Hunter goes into detail about finding crack cocaine on the streets of Los Angeles and the danger he found himself in. He eventually managed to get sober when he met his wife Melissa Cohen in 2019.
Hunter Biden is the only living son of the President, who says he is proud of him for conquering addiction. He is under regular scrutiny, particularly for his business dealings and for receiving a five-figure per month salary from a Ukrainian energy company, despite having no experience in that area.
President Biden’s son Beau died from brain cancer in 2015. A former prosecutor, he was sworn in as Delaware’s Attorney General in 2006. He deployed to the Iraq war two years later.
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