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Rapper Lil Wayne Invokes Amy Coney Barrett's Dissent In The Criminal Firearm Possession Charge

Rapper Lil Wayne's defense invoked Amy Coney Barrett's dissenting opinion in a federal firearm case involving the 38-year old rapper.

Wayne, officially Dwayne Michael Carter, was charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon after federal agents searched his private plane at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport in 2019. The law enforcement officers recovered a gold-plated handgun in his luggage, according to U.S District Attorney's Office in Miami-Dade County.

Lil Weezy had not used or brandished the weapon. Additionally, he hadn't threatened to use it and is neither considered a dangerous person. If convicted, the rapper faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

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Authorities have detained the 120 million records-seller for various charges including several drugs and weapons charges. Lil Wayne was sentenced to a year behind bars in Riker Island, York, for firearm possession in 2010.

Howard Srebnick, Lil Wayne's attorney, said that although the Supreme Court was yet to decide on the constitutional question, Amy Coney Barret argued that " 'absent evidence that he either belongs to a dangerous category or bears individual markers of risk, permanently disqualifying [him] from possessing a gun violates the Second Amendment."

The 11 times Billboard 200 leader appeared in a photo op with President Trump, where he endorsed the incumbent for re-election. The "Mrs. Officer" rapper disclosed that he also discussed prison reforms with President Trump.

Weezy F. Baby attempted suicide at age 12 using his mother's handgun after she tried to stop him from rapping. Such details are likely to emerge during his hearing, and anti-gunners will capitalize on his celebrity status to push for more gun control.


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