US President Joe Biden’s son Hunter found guilty on all counts of illegal gun possession

Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, was found guilty of all three counts related to illegal possession of firearms. The federal court’s ruling marks the first case in which a child of a sitting U.S. president has been convicted of a crime.

The charges stem from allegations that Hunter Biden lied about his drug use when purchasing a gun. The jury’s verdict, delivered Tuesday, determined that Hunter Biden was guilty of that first count. He faces severe penalties, including up to 10 years in prison for the first charge, five years for the second charge, and an additional 10 years for the third charge.

The 12-member jury began its deliberations on Monday and reached its decision on Tuesday. The case was heard in federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, where Hunter Biden previously pleaded not guilty to the charges. Those charges related to charges he failed to disclose his illegal drug use when he purchased a .38-caliber Colt Cobra revolver and illegally possessed the weapon for 11 days in October 2018.

Although no date for Hunter Biden’s sentencing has been set, the judge said it usually comes within 120 days. This timeline suggests the sentencing will take place before the November 5 US presidential election.

In a notable coincidence, President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak later today at a conference hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, highlighting the ongoing national conversation about gun safety.

Also Read: Joe Biden Calls Trump’s Post-2020 Loss ‘Lopsided’ At Private Fundraiser