FPC Maintains Offer to Hunter Biden in Challenge to Federal Gun Control Scheme By:

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WILMINGTON, DE (June 11, 2024) – Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) today reiterated its offer of assistance in the Hunter Biden case following his conviction in a widely publicized trial over what the government argued were violations of federal gun control laws.

In August 2023, FPC said, “Hey @JoeBiden – If Hunter is looking for gun lawyers to challenge the federal law he’s charged with violating… we know some people. Our references are your DOJ and ATF lawyers but feel free to ask around. [Attorney General Merrick Garland] can fill you in on the details.” FPC stands by this offer. As President Joe Biden is aware, FPC has defeated the federal government on multiple occasions over the past two years. Indeed, the United States Supreme Court this year agreed to hear one of FPC’s cases in which it prevailed in the courts below.

“Countless lives are destroyed every year under the federal government’s unconstitutional and immoral regulations. We proudly work to eliminate these laws and create a free world. Just as we have in many other cases, we stand ready to assist Mr. Biden in his challenge of federal gun laws,” said FPC President Brandon Combs. 

In 2023, FPC filed an amicus brief in United States v. Daniels. The Fifth Circuit subsequently reversed Mr. Daniels’s conviction and dismissed the indictment on similar charges, holding that “our history and tradition may support some limits on an intoxicated person’s right to carry a weapon, but it does not justify disarming a sober citizen based exclusively on his past drug usage. Nor do more generalized traditions of disarming dangerous persons support this restriction on nonviolent drug users.”

FPC scholarship on issues raised in the Hunter Biden trial and other similar cases can be found in law review articles including The Historical Justification for Prohibiting Dangerous Persons from Possessing Arms (Wyoming Law Review, 2020) and Disarming the Dangerous: The American Tradition of Firearm Prohibitions (Drexel Law Review, 2023).

Individuals who would like to join the FPC Grassroots Army and support important pro-rights lawsuits and programs like these can learn more at FirearmsPolicy.org. For more on FPC’s lawsuits and other pro-Second Amendment initiatives, visit FPCLegal.org and follow FPC on Instagram, X (Twitter), Facebook, YouTube.

Firearms Policy Coalition (firearmspolicy.org), a 501(c)4 nonprofit membership organization, exists to create a world of maximal human liberty, defend constitutional rights, advance individual liberty, and restore freedom. For more about our work follow FPC on Instagram, X (Twitter), Facebook, and YouTube.

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