Federal officials say that people who unknowingly possess musical instruments made with illegal wood products do not face prosecution.I guess they realized that getting a whole lot of musicians-including big-name stars-mad at them wouldn't be a good idea...
In a letter to Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, officials with the U.S. Justice Department and the Interior Department say enforcement efforts are focused on those "removing protected species from the wild and making a profit by trafficking in them."
The letter responds to correspondence from Blackburn raising concerns over recent raids on Gibson Guitar Corp. factories in Memphis and Nashville.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
You can keep your axe: