Written by Ashton Snyder on
 June 3, 2024

Hunter Biden's Firearms Trial Focuses On Drug Addiction

In a case that has garnered national attention, Hunter Biden will face trial on Monday in Wilmington, Delaware. The trial centers on charges related to purchasing and possessing a firearm while addicted to drugs and could result in a prison sentence of up to 25 years.

According to The Telegraph, Hunter Biden's admission of smoking crack "every 15 minutes" around the time he purchased a firearm is expected to be a key point in his upcoming firearms trial.

This trial is the first instance of a sitting U.S. president's child being taken to court amid numerous legal challenges affecting his father's reelection campaign.

Details Of The Firearms Charges

The charges against Hunter Biden involve three counts of possessing a firearm while being addicted to drugs, a federal crime that can lead to severe penalties if he is found guilty. Hunter Biden has pleaded not guilty to the charges, which pertain to his purchase of a .38-caliber Colt Cobra revolver in 2018. The allegations state he made false statements on federal paperwork about his drug use during the gun purchase.

According to evidence set to be presented during the trial, including pictures and text messages, Hunter Biden reportedly used drugs regularly at the time he acquired the firearm. Hunter’s 2021 memoir Beautiful Things details his struggle with drug addiction, supporting the prosecution's case.

The defining moment in this trial will be whether the jury accepts the prosecution's evidence of Hunter Biden’s drug use and whether he views himself as an addict. His defense team seeks precise definitions of "addict" and "user" and instructions to acquit if these definitions are not met.

Political Ramifications And Republican Tactics

President Joe Biden has stated that "no one is above the law," a stance he reiterated following former President Donald Trump’s recent conviction on falsifying business records. Republicans are expected to leverage details from Hunter Biden’s trial to distract from Trump's conviction.

Christopher Galdieri, a political analyst, said:

I think the Republicans are hoping that this can distract... but I don’t know that that’s going to compete with Trump’s felony conviction when Trump is the one who is actually a candidate.

Hunter Biden's trial is anticipated to have an impact on the first presidential debate this month. Trump might use it as a tactic to provoke President Biden, emphasizing a narrative of legal troubles within the Biden family.

Key Witness And Evidence

Among the key witnesses is Hallie Biden, the widow of Hunter’s deceased brother, Beau Biden, who had a romantic relationship with Hunter. Her testimony is expected to provide crucial insights into Hunter's actions and state of mind during the period in question. Hallie's input will likely be pivotal to the prosecution's case.

Furthermore, the defense will aim to scrutinize the prosecution’s evidence, including Hunter’s own admissions in his memoir and the presented text messages. The stakes are high, as a conviction could result in Hunter Biden spending an extensive period in prison.

This trial in Wilmington is not Hunter Biden’s only legal woe. He also faces separate tax evasion charges pending in California, scheduled for later this year. These additional charges add another layer of complexity to his legal battles and draw significant public and media attention.


Hunter Biden is on trial in Wilmington, Delaware, facing charges of purchasing and possessing a firearm while addicted to drugs, which could lead to a 25-year prison sentence. His frequent drug use around the time of buying a .38-caliber Colt Cobra revolver in 2018 is a crucial element of the prosecution's case. This trial, marking a rare court appearance by a sitting U.S. president's child during an election campaign, involves evidence from Hunter's memoir, text messages, and testimony from Hallie Biden, adding complexity to President Biden's re-election efforts.

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