Lil Wayne Facing Federal Gun Charges, 10 Years In Prison
He's been charged with 1 count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, which if convicted could mean 10 years behind bars.
A representative for Lil Wayne provided the following statement:
"Carter is charged with possessing a gold-plated handgun in his luggage on a private plane. 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.
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'."
Wayne was just a passenger on the plane as it made a pit stop in Florida - at the time of the search, his attorney stated that Wayne "Had been cleared" to leave despite the guns and ammo, however times change and the Feds seem to be locking down. 50 Cent even popped into the conversation with his own suggestion for Tunechi - "Wait a minute Trump still got 63 days left, call him wayne," said 50 on Instagram, sharing a picture of TMZ's headline. "Get that fool on the phone. They gonna try to put you in jail for supporting trump."