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MichMan

(11,910 posts)
14. While not often prosecuted, he wasn't the "1st person"
Fri Dec 8, 2023, 05:08 PM
Dec 2023
Lying on the form is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. For being a user of unlawful drugs in possession of a firearm, the punishment is up to five years. The odds of being charged for lying on the form are virtually nonexistent. In the 2019 fiscal year, when Hunter Biden purchased his gun, federal prosecutors received 478 referrals for lying on Form 4473 — and filed just 298 cases. The numbers were roughly similar for fiscal 2020. At issue is when Biden answered “no” on the question that asks about unlawful drug use and addiction when purchasing a gun. Biden had been discharged five years earlier from the Navy Reserve for drug use and based on his 2021 memoir, he was actively using crack cocaine in the year he bought the gun.


[link:https://www.ncja.org/crimeandjusticenews/few-prosecutions-for-lying-on-atf-gun-purchase-form|

It'll be a nothing burger. My opinion only. And besides, this has ZERO to do with President Joe Biden. n/t iluvtennis Dec 2023 #1
...which is why there's no reason not to prosecute Hunter Biden if there's evidence against him. brooklynite Dec 2023 #15
probably the same tax thing that was part of the plea deal that went sour Orangepeel Dec 2023 #2
Sounded like it with the PlutosHeart Dec 2023 #3
"What are the charges?" "Don't worry, we'll come up with something." Grokenstein Dec 2023 #4
But it's not the GOP Polybius Dec 2023 #5
My understand there is a Special Counsel, but Garland is probably letting it go forward to avoid claims of favoritism Kennah Dec 2023 #12
That would be....the Special Counsel that garland appointed? brooklynite Dec 2023 #16
I thought the TFG AG appointed him Kennah Dec 2023 #21
The actual weaponizing of the DOJ! SunSeeker Dec 2023 #6
OMG! PSPS Dec 2023 #7
I was all set to vote for Hugh Rodham in 2016 Kennah Dec 2023 #13
This is what actual political persecution looks like Bayard Dec 2023 #8
Even regular people. Captain Zero Dec 2023 #9
H. Biden paid the back taxes. maxsolomon Dec 2023 #10
While not often prosecuted, he wasn't the "1st person" MichMan Dec 2023 #14
Sure but pare that down to just question 21 f Shermann Dec 2023 #18
thanks, that was my point maxsolomon Dec 2023 #22
As someone else noted, if his name wasn't Biden, this would be over. ificandream Dec 2023 #11
The person who noted it was Biden's lawyer... brooklynite Dec 2023 #17
the gun charge wouldn't have been pursued. maxsolomon Dec 2023 #23
Trump's goons... CousinIT Dec 2023 #19
Funny how they indicted him for non-payment when he paid the back taxes and penalities.. Historic NY Dec 2023 #20
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