Despite California Statehouse Mandates for “green energy” production, LA County is going after folks living off the grid in Antelope Valley. Is this a “Blazing Saddles” land grab? Municipal power and water monopoly? Or just plain heavy handed version of “We don’t want your kind here!”
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Since when do SWAT Teams deliver *alleged* code violations?
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Gibson guitars made with government-seized wood are sold out
The Les Paul, Explorer, SG and Flying V six-string guitars have fingerboards made of wood that federal agents seized in Gibson factory raids and then returned.
Author w/ his repro 1959 Les (in Chicago Blue finish). image copyright Possum Holler Entertainment. If opportunity knocks, there will be a “Gov’t Series” Les next
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“…the government acknowledges that Gibson has cooperated with the Government and the investigation conducted by the Fish and Wildlife Service”, Gibson was subject to two hostile raids on its factories by agents carrying weapons and attired in SWAT gear where employees were forced out of the premises, the production was shut down, goods were seized as contraband, and threats were made that would have forced the business to close.
CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz commented, “We feel that Gibson was inappropriately targeted, and a matter that could have been addressed with a simple contact [by] a caring human being representing the government. Instead, the Government used violent and hostile means with the full force of the US Government and several armed law enforcement agencies costing the tax payer millions of dollars and putting a job creating US manufacture at risk and at a competitive disadvantage. This shows the increasing trend on the part of government to criminalize rules and regulations and treat US businesses in the same way drug dealers are treated. This is wrong and it is unfair. I am committed to working hard to correct the inequity that the law allows and insure there is fairness, due process, and the law is used for its intended purpose of stopping bad guys and stopping the very real deforestation of our planet”.
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While this may look like a local story of interest only to those on the Left Coast, I assure you it’s all part of the big picture. Those guns will end up killing other people, both innocent and guilty on BOTH sides of the border. All in the name of tightning our gun laws. Did i just write that? The law is stealing guns to sell to the people who are trying to kill them AND all in the name of promoting less guns in America’s citizens hands… it IS a strange world we live in! . . . EDITOR
The Los Angeles Times
By Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times
August 24, 2012, 8:22 p.m.
The department is conducting the second investigation into allegations that officers bought specially-made handguns with an ‘LAPD SWAT’ insignia and resold them at a steep profit.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating whether members of its elite SWAT unit took advantage of their assignments to purchase large numbers of specially-made handguns and resell the weapons for steep profits, according to a report released Friday by the independent watchdog overseeing the department.
The allegations, if true, could be a violation of federal firearm laws and city ethics regulations. . . . Read Complete Report
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