Federal authorities are pressuring Nashville-based Gibson Guitar to hand over an additional 25 bundles of Indian wood that the company allegedly planned to use in its famous guitars.
The complaint was filed today in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and mirrors a 2010 action that sought official forfeiture of wood obtained in a 2009 raid of Gibson facilities. The latter of those cases has been stayed, pending the outcome of the most recent suit.
Come out and support Gibson. Resist tyranny.
U.S. Justice Department officials have requested a meeting with Gibson Guitar owners next week, while in Congress lawmakers continue to ask why the factories and offices of the longtime manufacturer of prized guitars were raided on Aug. 24.
Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz said he will meet with federal officials in Nashville on Wednesday to discuss the raids. Juszkiewicz said he is unsure where the conversation will lead.
I didn't know the Speaker had it in him.
"Boehner's invitation to Juszkiewicz was a shot across the bow to the president, whose agenda of regulations and new taxes is seen by critics as anti-business."
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I know there has been a lot of talk about the Gibson Guitar issue on the DP recently. The CEO was on the Peter Schiff Show yesterday. I couldn't find this posted on the forum, so just in case it hasn't been, here it is for everyone to enjoy.
Its the invasion of the green police! electronic trash bins to track your garbage, Rawsome foods raided now facing prosecution by an environmental attorney, Gibson Guitars raided by green police and shut down.
Famous artist just sent me his design for the Ron Paul Les Paul 2012 guitar.
Total class !!
And for those who are curious, here's what these "Gold Top" guitars sound like when played by the late, great Gary Moore:
Report: Gibson Competitor is Dem Donor; Uses Same Wood, Experienced No Federal Raids
add this to the growing list of blah blah you need a permit.. this stuff needs to be changed.
The line in the sand should have been drawn long ago! Abuse of federal police power must come to an abrupt end. This time its the Gibson Guitar Corporation in Nashville and Memphis.
I hope the musicians have had THEIR fill of it now! If this doesn't lead to a massive concert in Nashville that marks the end of the line for this abuse of federal police powers I don't know WHAT it will take for the American people to awake from the self induced coma.
Gibson CEO talks about the 24th August raid on Gibson Factories, which is a follow up from the 2009 raids.