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Lil Flip Fights Gun Charge

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1/2/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lil Flip
is vowing to fight his recent drug and gun arrest because he claims he can prove the assault rifle found in his car is 100% legal ... TMZ has learned.

The rapper was busted Christmas night in Louisiana when a cop pulled him over for speeding ... and then allegedly found ganja and an AR-15 rifle in the car. Flip was booked for possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm in the presence of drugs.

Flip tells TMZ he has a valid license to carry the gun -- which he claims is not automatic firing -- and says he needs to carry it because he's an entertainer who's been shot before.

Flip -- real name Wesley Eric Weston-- gave TMZ a photo of his Texas concealed handgun license ... which he says is also valid in 22 other states, including Louisiana.

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As for the weed ... Flip claims they were "Black and Mild" wine flavored cigars and clove cigarettes, and says he is "not one of those rappers who would carry drugs on me. I know better."

Flip says he intends to plead not guilty, and adds ... "I know they don't mess around in Louisiana and I wouldn't do anything to make me go to the big house. Especially on Christmas night."

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pdxsfb    

Great FACT checking.... An AR-15 is NOT an "assault rifle" So unless he had a full auto or one that is capable to shoot in "bursts" he didn't have an "assault rifle". But CHL or not having a gun and illegal drugs is more than "frowned upon" and NO WAY should he walk away from this without jail time and loss of CHL.

566 days ago
32.

pdxsfb    

Great FACT checking.... An AR-15 is NOT an "assault rifle" So unless he had a full auto or one that is capable to shoot in "bursts" he didn't have an "assault rifle". But CHL or not having a gun and illegal drugs is more than "frowned upon" and NO WAY should he walk away from this without jail time and loss of CHL.

565 days ago
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Miller Cerasuolo    

Wesley Weston, also known as Lil Flip, was pulled over in Louisiana for speeding. He was subsequently arrested for having an illegal firearm in the car and possession of marijuana. He claims that he had a valid permit to carry the gun from Texas and that his black and mild cigars contained no marijuana. Before crossing state lines with a firearm, you should research the other state’s laws. If you are traveling in a car with a firearm through Virginia, you do not need a concealed permit to have the firearm as long as you are lawfully in possession of the weapon and it is in a secured container in the vehicle.
In general, Virginia does allow a person to carry a firearm openly without a permit, but to have it concealed, a permit is necessary. Virginia will recognize permit holders from states that it has reciprocal agreements with or states that have substantially similar laws for obtaining the permit. A list of states that have reciprocity and recognition from Virginia can be found on the Virginia State Police website, http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms_Reciprocity.shtm.

546 days ago
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