CNN is reporting that Hunter Biden will be pleading guilty to two tax related misdemeanors and will be taking a Pretrial Diversion Agreement on the felony gun charge of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance (and lying on a Form 4473, but that wasn’t charged).
As if you needed more proof that the President should not be taken seriously when it comes to firearms than his spurious claims that braces are capable of changing a firearms caliber and making it larger, here we have concrete proof that the DoJ, because of the adminstration, does not give a shit. You can commit an obvious felony, gather the proof of it yourself, have that proof discovered in your possession and verified, and you will be given the lightest possible sentencing over it from this tough on gun violence administration. Because they didn’t mean ‘actual’ crimes, they meant theoretical fear mongering crimes. They meant vague armed boogeymen because they certainly won’t keep actual violent felons locked up and away from firearms.
But dammit we need an assault weapon ban! We can take them, this super serious administration, seriously on that part, right? Right? Literally nothing criminally could or should be taken seriously out of the left’s cadre of activist prosecutors, from local to national levels, and this softball from the DoJ cements it.
“But Keith, you don’t believe that simple possession and use of substances should be a felony.”
You are correct. I do not. Just as I don’t believe possessing a gun with a less than a 16″ barrel and a stock should be a felony (unless you pay the tax) or is demonstrably more dangerous than a gun with a 16″ or longer barrel. I believe that the NFA is as demonstrably valueless as Hunter Biden is demonstrably a felon under the law. But the DoJ is tossing this softball.
Simple, I think they want to set themselves up as seeming more legitimate as they press the charges against Donald Trump. Regardless of how deserved the charges are or are not against Trump, the obvious optics are that the DoJ, which is Biden helmed at the moment, is attacking their immediate political rival. This will give them some evidence that they will prosecute their own team too, even the President’s own demonstrably felonious son is subject to the law a little bit. They couldn’t let obvious multi-time criminal Hunter Biden, who sank himself, sit there uncharged and then press full court against the bombastic Trump. That would be a step too far on hypocrisy.
So Hunter was sacrificed, given the barest bones of a conviction, and it will be used as a defense that the Biden DoJ will prosecute their own too. Which good for them. For what it’s worth, which certainly isn’t much, this more just confirms that most felonies shouldn’t be felonies if prosecuting them is this worthless.