Skip to comments.Gibson Guitar Corp. Responds to Federal Raid (Claims DOJ wants wood finished in India)
Posted on 08/27/2011 6:58:18 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., has responded to the August 24 raid of Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis by the Federal Government. In a press release, Juszkiewicz said: “Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights. Gibson has complied with foreign laws and believes it is innocent of ANY wrong doing. We will fight aggressively to prove our innocence.”
The raids forced Gibson to cease manufacturing operations and send workers home for the day while armed agents executed the search warrants. “Agents seized wood that was Forest Stewardship Council controlled,” Juszkiewicz said. “Gibson has a long history of supporting sustainable and responsible sources of wood and has worked diligently with entities such as the Rainforest Alliance and Greenpeace to secure FSC-certified supplies. The wood seized on August 24 satisfied FSC standards.”
Juszkiewicz believes that the Justice Department is bullying Gibson without filing charges.
“The Federal Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because it is the Justice Department’s interpretation of a law in India. (If the same wood from the same tree was finished by Indian workers, the material would be legal.) This action was taken without the support and consent of the government in India.”
To read the entire press release, click here.
I was afraid I was going to have to blame this on Bush but...
He vetoed the Farm Bill that this expansion was attached to. Twice! (Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008.)
Bush's veto was overridden by congress.
Yep. Guitar players can truly blame the democrats for this mess. For the record, I am the proud owner of two fantastic, American-made Gibson electric guitars.
If I was at my lathe, and a black-clothed character came into the shop and looked threatening ... well hell ... I'm in the gun industry and I'm bein' attacked ...
Yeppers ... time to open carry in the work place.
Anything to destroy American business.
This IS the POS we have in the White House.
Just part of his laser focus on destroying American jobs.
Really nice, forced outsourcing ! Jobs that can be done by Americans are sent overseas and the liberals are against it but their action forces it ! What is said and done are two different things. Forget words, what are the results of their legislation ? That should be examined !
Probably some favor for one of Obama’s foreign buddies.
Personally, I think there’s a lot more to this than meets the eye. I suspect some very immoral attitudes from the DOJ.
For a bit of humor on this, see the following:
New Scandal at DoJ as Illegal Guitars End Up In Hands of Mexican Drug Lords: http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2011/08/new-scandal-at-doj-as-illegal-guitars-end-up-in-hands-of-mexican-drug-lords.html
I wonder which of their competitors is paying Obama.
Here’s more on the situation:
Gibson Guitar CEO on Obama DOJ Raids: Were Being Persecuted
What the effingeff????????????
The DOJ is taking police action to enforce INDIAN law? With no actual complaint or petition from India?
WHAT THE F???????????????????
Maybe next the DOJ will say I can't drink a beer not made to Irish or German laws?
Did they have a search warrant? Were they filing any arrest?
CALL THE POLICE AND HAVE THEM ARRESTED
Calling him a POS is being kind
Way too kind.
Holder’s DOJ is busy going after a guitar maker for using “illegal wood,” but they can’t seem to figure out how thousands of semi-auto rifles were walked into Mexico.
We’re through the looking glass, Alice.
“”The Federal Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because it is the Justice Departments interpretation of a law in India.””
Exactly! This wood was considered legal by the authorities of India....and all the necessary documentation to prove it so was accepted by US Customs. There is quite ANOTHER motivation at work in the DOJ......AND NO other company using the same wood is subject to any such investigation/raid.
Rosewood, swamp ash, and Michigan rock maple, this is what a great guitar is made of. WTF?!?! Who cares where the raw materials come from? As long as someone is selling good raw materials, we’re buying. If they can’t get over that fact, they need to get out of the way.
Incremental yet serving the progressive agenda.
When we get back the three branches of government we need to be on those in positions to FIX what’s wrong with a vengeance. We win it is time to get so aggressive it will scare folks like me that ask for such repair an reform of such BS laws an policies.
Gonna go play a tune on my old Kalamazoo built Gibson now....:o)
Stay safe an vote with your dollars between elections.
Reason enough to boycott Gibson there.
Ding~! Ding~! Ding~! WE HAVE A WINNER~!!!
Thanks for playing