Gibson Guitar CEO: “Obama Justice Department Wants Us to Just Shut Our Doors & Go Away”

Henry Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson Guitars, Inc. was on The Dana Loesch Show this afternoon. Gibson is under attack by the the Obama Justice Department for accusations that the company broke American Indian laws.

Juszkiewiz said the government suggested that the company’s use of unfinished wood from India is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because of the Justice Department’s interpretation of a law in India. The Holder Justice Department raided at least two Gibson manufacturing plants this week forcing hundreds of workers off their jobs. Juszkiewiz says the company lost a million dollars this week.

Finally, Henry Juszkiewicz told Dana, “The Obama Justice Department wants us to just shut our doors and go away.” He says he will continue to fight for the Gibson company and its workers.

Juszkiewicz held a press conference yesterday in front of the Gibson headquarters.

The Obama Justice Department confiscated over $500,000 in materials back in 2009. Gibson is going to court on Monday to discuss a previous request for the government to return the property.

More… Gibson Guitar CEO: “We’re Being Targeted.”

Still More… Tom W. added this:

Gibson is the only guitar company targeted by the Obama DOJ under the
Lacey Act.

Tennessee is a right-to-work state.

Fender, Taylor, Rickenbacker, Danelectro, Carvin, MusicMan, and ESP
are in California;
Spector is in New York;
Martin is in Pennsylvania;
Guild, Ovation, and Hamer are in Connecticut;
Alvarez is in Missouri;
B.C. Rich is in Kentucky;
Heritage is in Michigan;
Washburn is in Illinois.

All are forced-union states.

Peavey is another guitar and electronics company, located in the
right-to-work state of Mississippi.

Since 2009, Peavey has been the target of multiple lawsuits filed by
a competitor, MUSIC Group, which alleges that Peavy products fail to
meet federal safety and emissions standards.

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  • PCM

    Why doesn’t Gibson just flip off Holder, and India, and get their wood here?

  • Will

    Wait, wait, wait, so let me get this straight.

    Illegals= Leave them alone and let them feed off the working man

    Working man= efff with them until they bleed.

    Got it!

  • MrGoodWench

    Juszkiewiz said the government suggested that the company’s 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.
    So how does the D epartment O f J ihad interpret the gun-running laws of Mexico ?

  • chillguy33

    Seriously, Obama should be impeached immediately like today – on this misdemeanor alone. The economy of America will then begin recovery, and not before.

  • Eric

    So – Now the Justice Department of the United States is enforcing other countries laws. I wonder how much this abuse of power is costing the US taxpayer? Judical Watch?

  • MrGoodWench

    Question :
    Did the Indian government complain about this issue to the DOJ ?

  • uncivil & right

    What has this guy done to attract these vindictive tyrants? I’m sure there has to be more to the story.

  • uncivil & right

    Ok ok, just figured it out, lemme take a wild guess. Gibson is not a union shop and some disgruntled protected minority complained they are racist. Got it!

  • Rachelle

    Police state run by thugs.

  • bigkahuna

    What an absolute joke Obama and Holder have become. DOJ Now stand for Dept of Job Killing.

    They just keep writing the campaign ads for us.

    I would guess there will be no more Obigears votors at Gibson

  • MrGoodWench

    I have been told that it is illegal for women to drive in Saudi Arabia.
    Wonder when Erica will start enforcing that

  • Hall Eskew

    Don’t prosecute Black panthers, or gun runners in Mexico, or illegal aliens…sue states that try to enforce Federal immigration laws!!! and then put out of business companies that are sucessfully withstanding this recession…Hmmm, yep sounds about par for the course, pardon the pun. Since when does /has the DOJ ever done anything even remotely similar? Ever? Not that I know of. Holder Step Down, Obama, go straight to Jail…but you can collect your $200, as you’ve made it worth only about $150…jackass…

  • gus


  • gus

    If its illegal for Gibson to finish UNFINISHED INDIAN WOOD. Why did India sell the wood to us.

  • Taqiyyotomist


    via Drudge

    Goshen College in Indiana bans national anthem. “Too violent.”

    They banned the words a while back. Now they’ve banned the whole thing.

    Note that NBC has this story buried in their “Sports” section.

  • Aggie 95

    Lord liberals hurt my head

  • American Woman

    Something more is going on here. Is Gibson not unionized and the workers OK with it? Did the company not hire illegals? Did MR Juszkiewicz refuse an invitation to an Obama fundraiser?

    There has to be something more to it, because this story only reinforces that the Obama administration destroys jobs and is a detriment to our economy. Can the WH be this clueless?

    I have read the story at the Yahoo site and elsewhere, and it has traction. (Yikes! Obama and Holder are really the worst.)

  • bg
  • Militant Conservative

    I got your wood furniture, this will not end well.

    For Obama. He has over reached, we will not

    Go quietly into the night.

    Powder is dry

  • Wiki says

    The Nashville-based guitar manufacturer has been investigated for violating the Lacey Act. The Lacey act was amended in 2009 to include wood products.

    So Obamas people amend an Act then go after Gibson? This is a first case by the way. Hmmmm.