The great Gipson Guitar raid

Back in 2009 Gipson Guitars had its facilities raided by federal agents for allegedly buying wood illegally from Madagascar. The feds returned again in 2011 further alleging the company was using wood obtained illegally from India. Fortunately, the claims made by the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal bureaucrats turned out not to be true, but the damage exacted on Gipson Guitars was done in which the overall costs surrounding the fed’s Gipson campaign cost the company $5 million.

In this ReasonTV video documentary, the heavy handedness and outright fraud committed on Gipson is demonstrated showing how environmental agencies enforcing environmental laws and trade restrictions run amok.