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1 Gibson Guitar Raid on Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:13 pm

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The makers of Gibson guitars faced an unjust and unreasonable raid by the US government, help by signing a petition to President Obama HERE [url]https://www.change.org/petitions/the-president-of-the-united-states-resolve-gibson-guitar-inquiry-protect-consumers-and-make-lacey-act-fair [/url]


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HELP GIBSON MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
We at Gibson wanted to thank you for all your support. For anyone wondering how they can make a true impact and tell the government how they feel–here's how!
Simply Click here and sign the petition to help make the Lacey Act unfair. By signing you can ensure that you'll be heard—and that your message will go directly to the President.

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
On Wednesday, August 24th, 2011, agents for the U.S. government executed four search warrants on Gibson Guitar's facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee, and seized several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The raids forced Gibson to cease manufacturing operations and send workers home for the day while armed agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service executed the search warrants for ebony and rosewood that was imported from India.

The federal officials claim that Gibson violated the Lacey Act, which stipulates that a company cannot import wood in a manner that's against the laws of the country the wood is coming from. However, Gibson has complied with Indian law and no concerns have been raised by the Indian government.

“Agents seized wood that was Forest Stewardship Council controlled,” Gibson Guitar Chairman and CEO Henry 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. This is the second time Gibson has been raided by the federal government (the first was in 2009), yet no charges have been filed and the materials confiscated on both occasions remain in federal hands.

Gibson is reaching out to all Gibson Guitar fans, Gibson Guitar dealers, artists, musicians, members of the media, bloggers, politicians and anyone who loves the guitar to sign this petition and demand:
• The current investigation of Gibson will be stopped and brought to a fair and conclusive settlement
• The Lacey Act will be amended to provide clear guidance on how corporations can comply
• Consumers will not be prosecuted for owning or transporting instruments for their own use
“Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights,” Juszkiewicz said. “Gibson has complied with foreign laws and believes it is innocent of any wrong doing. We will fight aggressively to prove our innocence.”
For more information go to http://www.Gibson.com

2 Re: Gibson Guitar Raid on Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:15 pm

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I know a guy who works at the factory, they apparently were importing illegal ebony and shit.


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3 Re: Gibson Guitar Raid on Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:51 am

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Grungie wrote:I know a guy who works at the factory, they apparently were importing illegal ebony and shit.

I believe Gibson is innocent, but even if they aren't, this is fucking stupid shit.

4 Re: Gibson Guitar Raid on Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:39 am

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As long as I can still get my LP's I don't give a fuck.


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5 Re: Gibson Guitar Raid on Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:18 pm

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If found innocent they should sue. They must loose big money while this is going on.

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6 Re: Gibson Guitar Raid on Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:38 am

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debbie wrote:If found innocent they should sue. They must loose big money while this is going on.

Gibson sue?! The government?! Impossible.

7 Re: Gibson Guitar Raid on Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:07 pm

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Nothing is impossible my dear...nothing. Just highly improbable - big difference Razz

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8 Re: Gibson Guitar Raid on Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:55 pm

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debbie wrote:Nothing is impossible my dear...nothing. Just highly improbable - big difference Razz

True, but Gibson has too big of a chance losing.

9 Re: Gibson Guitar Raid on Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:35 pm

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Maybe. But that is so pessimistic Razz Positive thoughts! Remember?

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10 Re: Gibson Guitar Raid on Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:30 am

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debbie wrote:Maybe. But that is so pessimistic Razz Positive thoughts! Remember?

Haha, Yes mother! Mad

btw did you get your pop-tarts yet? Probably didn't, but I'm just wondering Wink

11 Re: Gibson Guitar Raid on Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:39 am

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Nope I'm waiting is suspense. Do you have the tracking number and could you perhaps send it to me? Oh man, I can't wait! Very Happy

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12 Re: Gibson Guitar Raid on Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:02 am

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debbie wrote:Nope I'm waiting is suspense. Do you have the tracking number and could you perhaps send it to me? Oh man, I can't wait! Very Happy

.... silent .. I didn't get a tracking number...lol..I know I should've got delivery confirmation, but that was an extra 5 bucks, and I never had anything get lost before, I'm really sorry about the tracking #, it shipped Media Mail though. Embarassed Wink

Man these expressions grungie gave us to pick from lol!

13 Re: Gibson Guitar Raid on Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:25 am

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No problem, it usually takes about two to three weeks and then it still has to go through customs... I already told our secretary that I'm waiting for a package and that she should just sign for me as I don't know exactly when it'll be arriving.

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14 Re: Gibson Guitar Raid on Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:27 pm

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sum41rox wrote:

Man these expressions grungie gave us to pick from lol!

Don't blame me, these are the defaults. The only ones I added was like the trollface shit.


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