Rocker and Political Analyst extraordinaire Ted Nugent spoke out against the Department Of Justices Raids on Gibson Guitars on Fox Business with Lou Dobbs.
Some Classic Ted Quotes:
“Life as we know it would be worthless with out Gibson”
“This is going to come to an end -we’re going to vote these punks out of office!”
A coalition of 26 Tea Party and Conservative groups from across the US will be hosting a rally in support of embattled Gibson Guitars, next month.
As you may know, Gibson Guitars was recently raided by Holder’s Justice Department over the type of wood it uses in guitars.
Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp. held a press conference to explain the situation.
The Wall Street Journal expanded on the story.
Gibson Guitar Corp., a big user of ebony and other scarce woods, for years has allied itself with Greenpeace and other environmental groups to show it was serious about preserving forests.
That didn’t stop the Nashville-based company, whose guitars are used by such musicians as B.B. King and Angus Young of AC/DC, from running afoul of U.S. authorities over allegedly illegal imports of wood. Though no charges have been filed, Gibson factories have been raided twice, most recently last week, by federal agents who say ebony exported from India to Gibson was “fraudulently” labeled to conceal a contravention of Indian export law.
Henry Juszkiewicz, chief executive officer of the closely held company, said in an interview that a broker probably made a mistake in labeling the goods but that the sale was legal and approved by Indian authorities.