Supreme Court’s Gun Rights Ruling May Influence Hunter Biden’s Legal Battle

Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, could find legal support in an unexpected place: the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court. He is contesting his indictment on firearms-related charges, invoking the Supreme Court’s recent gun rights rulings, specifically the June 2022 case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen. In this case, the Court emphasized that gun restrictions imposed by governments must align with the U.S. “historical tradition of firearm regulation.”

Hunter Biden is set to plead not guilty to unlawfully possessing a gun as a drug user and providing false information about his drug use during a background check in 2018. His defense attorney, Abbe Lowell, might challenge parts of the indictment based on the Bruen decision. Hunter Biden might argue that the federal law prohibiting drug users from owning guns violates his Second Amendment right.

This situation creates an unusual dynamic, as typically Democrats advocate for gun restrictions while Republicans oppose them. The outcome could significantly impact existing gun laws, especially concerning the possession of firearms by individuals with a history of drug use. The Supreme Court’s upcoming ruling in a Texas case regarding gun possession under domestic violence restraining orders might also influence Hunter Biden’s situation, potentially shaping the broader legal landscape for such cases.

Richard Shaw
Richard Shaw
Richard Shaw is a seasoned conservative news journalist based in New Orleans, Louisiana. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Richard is known for his insightful reporting on national and international affairs, as well as his in-depth analysis of political and cultural issues.

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