Lil Wayne has just found himself in another entanglement with law. Weezy has been charged with the possession of a gun and ammunition. If found guilty, the 38-year-old could face up to 10 years in prison.
According to the statement revealed to E! News, Lil Wayne is actually facing all of this because of his past mistakes. “Carter is charged with possessing a gold-plated handgun in his luggage on a private plane,” Howard Srebnick said. “There is no allegation that he ever fired it, brandished it, used it or threatened to use it. There is no allegation that he is a dangerous person. The charge is that because he was convicted of a felony in the past, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm.”
The statement continued, “Although the Supreme Court has not yet decided the constitutional question, Justice Amy Coney Barrett recently wrote an appellate dissenting opinion in which she stated that ‘Absent evidence that he either belongs to a dangerous category or bears individual markers of risk, permanently disqualifying [a convicted felon] from possessing a gun violates the Second Amendment.'”
Lil Wayne’s latest charge stems from a December 2019 incident where federal agents searched a plane at a Miami airport where the rapper was a passenger. According to court documents, authorities claimed the defendant “knowingly possessed a firearm and ammunition in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce, knowing that he had previously been convicted of a crime.”
Lil Wayne is expected to appear in court in December 2020.
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