“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.”
UPDATE: Gibson CEO gives press statemeent. Apparently, the DOJ also confiscated $500K of materials from Gibson back in 2009 and the CEO wants it back.
And then there’s this news item also.
Michelle Malkin posted on this as well. Quite a few worthwhile links in her article that are also must reads.
And the CEO is interviewed by Dana Loesch. This is an inteesting interview (audio only).
Even Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) hits on it a small bit.
UPDATEx2: Seems Gibson’s CEO is a Republican supporter and a competitor (Martin), as a Democrat supporter who also uses the same wood, hasn’t been touched by the DOJ. How about that.
DOJ files lawsuits against Arizona & other states for passing ‘self-defense’ laws the same as Article 4, Section 4 in the U.S. Constitution.
Why is it our DOJ is more interested in protecting workers in another country (that didn’t ask for help) rather than protecting the lives and sovereign properties of our own citizens from Mexican crime cartels?
This needs an answer. Seriously.
Ah, yes…it’s easier to raid Gibson Guitar than to secure our borders and not spend us into oblivion!