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Lil Flip Fights Gun Charge

I'm LICENSED to

Pack Heat

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."

59 COMMENTS

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1.

OH NO!    

It's amazing what passes for entertainment! This guy is an entertainer? Right...

559 days ago
2.

TEAM LAMMY    

We do have the right to own a gun.

559 days ago
3.

Just Reading    

Concealed carry is for hand guns...not assault rifles. What an idiot.

559 days ago
4.

Allupinyourearhole    

GAME OVER!

559 days ago
5.

Rich     

Another crapper POS!!!

558 days ago
6.

Phil    

I get the impression all rappers share the same braincell.

558 days ago
7.

Alli    

Hair: BLK, Eyes: BLK... He has Black eyes ?!... That's the only part of this post I noticed/read.. This dude is pretty irrelavent...

558 days ago
8.

Smitty    

Even when you have a "valid license to carry the gun" there are RESTRICTIONS for each state such as you can't bring it into a US post office, public school, bar, or ahhhh when you are in possession of illegal drugs.

558 days ago
9.

0bama_Drone    

A brotha has a right to pack just like the white folk do!

Ya all be racist ****ers!

558 days ago
10.

laffnbear    

Pot is one thing. A gun is maybe OK, But the two together IS NOT.
By the way, who has such horrible enemies he needs a semi-automatic assault weapon for personal protection?
What an imbecile.

558 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

a long range fire arm isn`t the best weapon for his self defences.what is his defence from being stopped and pulled over?.Put a legal retainer for a 247 365 24hr for backup.Get a real self defence close range hand gun like a mag457 so you don`t overshoot and hit some bystanders.You can`t drive and shoot at the same time with a rifle so you`ll be a setting target.There is a real need for self defences but have the right gear so you don`t kill someone not trying to kill you!.

558 days ago
12.

laffnbear    

How can he conceal an AR on his person?

558 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

being shot by a officer for being armed is a real danger also so put a flip down sticker on the back of the visor and make sure the officer/s see and understand that your permitted

558 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

concealment is within the vehicle with a long fire arm or maybe under a duster if ONTP

558 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

he would be shot again as he has been in the past with a rifle setting parked get a 457 short shooter than you can drive which is your best defence from being shot in the first place a vehicle is a better weapon than most

558 days ago
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