There is a pesky little law out there preventing felons and drug addicts from owning a firearm.
This is a familiar rule because it was put under the spotlight when it was revealed that Hunter Biden had lied on his application forms in regard to his former drug use.
With the Supreme Court now getting ready to chime in regarding sentencing rules for armed criminals, you better believe Hunter and company are watching this with eyes wide open.
Trickle Down Effect
The federal Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA) sets a minimum sentence of 15 years for those who have illegally possessed a firearm with a history of three violent felony charges or serious drug offense convictions.
The problem with the rule is that it is being interpreted differently by different courts, resulting in what they are calling a “circus split.”
Due to these conflicts in the lower courts, the Biden administration has asked the court to take up the case in Jackson v. United States so it could set the bar, so to speak.
U.S. Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar is arguing that judges should consider the offense a “serious” offense if that was the case when the crime was committed, not by today’s standard.
Enter Hunter Biden, who owned a gun illegally while having prior drug use as well as drinking problems.
Unfortunately, Hunter was never convicted of crimes prior because someone seems to have greased the ways for Hunter to avoid any felony convictions, but his addictions are well documented, not to mention the reason he was booted from the Navy.
That case that is before the Supreme Court, however, could have an impact on how Hunter Biden is charged depending upon how the justices rule in the case.
Hunter’s legal team knows that he potentially faces jail time, so subpoenas are flying to show this as a politicized attack. Hunter also recently did an op-ed, although it seemed to have the opposite effect of what Hunter had intended.
Hunter has been given every break imaginable during his privileged existence, so perhaps once, just once, he will be held accountable for his actions.