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I'll just last month -- the FBI raided Gibson get tons of allegedly importing would it illegally gets maintains it did not do anything wrong.
Marcia -- but is trying to help give cousin she joins us now from Nashville Tennessee congresswoman always a pleasure thanks for joining is again.
It gave thanks before get to get ties site I'm -- so I got a bone to pick could you you know what it's all -- -- You promise not unlike you promised -- I could keep my incandescent bulbs.
I cannot keep them the hundred watts -- vague that gone as of January the first Bible study album yes today in a Wal-Mart store.
Go at it well and what we did listed defund the enforcement against this for -- -- But Stuart you are right on top of what is the number one.
Concern with the American people when it comes to these government agencies it's picking winners and losers whether it's like moms are so lender or guitars.
People are tired -- -- -- also tired of selected an excessive and for some and I do you think there's like that right don't get so.
Exactly you you think that was selective enforcement of the law -- can you do to help -- can you get them off this Coke.
Well this is that I I don't know about.
About that but let me tell you what we can do in this is the legislation we have introduced congressman Jim Cooper.
There's also -- -- Nash -- and I have introduced a bill is called the relief sack.
And what this will do is provide.
Certainty and this regulatory process so that those individuals.
And you have musical instruments whether they're guitars or piano's or organs what ever.
That are made before 2008.
And know what they say are not going to face some kinda.
But criminal prosecution for possessing.
That instrument or that piece of furniture -- that -- of cabinet Jerry York.
-- whatever may be with this imported wood but is this what I've come.
Council and it only is this is this what we've come to.
What you have to get the relief -- individual companies even individual people.
From -- selective application of rules and regulations they got to come to you to get off the hook me is that.
Well yeah this is yes this is where we are.
And this environment.
Where you have federal agencies that it.
You know act I guess megas and made people -- higher willingly knowingly doing wrong and trying to some subvert the law.
And we are working with our constituents out here who are always trying to comply with the -- companies spend.
Millions and billions of dollars every year on compliance.
With federal law rules and regulations.
And of what it seems that we're having today now is go in and they explicitly.
And put them in to law.
So they theories cover for individuals who buying an antique piece of furniture or bonded -- an old instrument.
That Gibson says that pretty close to going -- because of this raid in the application of the rules on them selectively.
Can you stand here on Monday -- with -- 24 2011.
And tell our view is that you can and will save the Gibson.
I you know I can't sit here and say that but I can tell you that what we are doing it everything that we possibly can do.
To brain get clarity to what has become a very confusing situation.
For individuals that import rosewood and exotic woods to use not only in guitars.
But also in musical instrument so that when countries like India say they are complying with our laws.
And -- we all come to an understanding so that everybody knows.
What the rules aren't that there is -- earnings and a level playing -- we want iconic American companies.
End of native American companies to be that best companies in the world.
For the products that they manufacture and then we also want to keep those export claims.
Opened -- -- these products.
Congresswoman Marsha Blackmon Republican Tennessee thanks for joining us as always thanks very much -- Good to be with --
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