Homeland Security agents raided Gibson factories on multiple occasions.
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Gibson Guitar finally has its wood back after the federal government raided the company’s factories back in 2011.
The IRS’s targeting of conservative groups has caused many to revisit the 2011 raids of Gibson Guitar Corp. factories, and question whether the raids had anything to do with the CEO’s political leanings.
After it was revealed that the IRS targeted conservative groups, there are renewed calls for an investigation into the Gibson Guitar raid. In 2011, federal agents raided Gibson’s Tennessee headquarters, accusing the company of using illegal wood from overseas to make their guitars. Was this incident another example of the federal government punishing a top Republican donor?
Were the 2011 raids on Gibson Guitar yet another example of the Obama administration going after its political opponents? Conservatives argue the situation looks a lot different now, given the IRS's admission that it targeted Tea Party groups and the Justice Department's monitoring of Fox News reporter James Rosen.