Broun joined Paul in pointing to the armed federal agent raids at Gibson Guitar last August as "the most recent example of this overcriminalization." Gibson allegedly violated the Lacey Act because it purchased rosewood fretboards from India in violation of Indian law.
“Our bill will peel back one of the most intrusive overreaches of the federal government that exists in the Lacey Act," Broun said. "The U.S. government should not be able to apply foreign laws to American citizens or businesses. Moreover, I never want to see an incident like the Gibson Guitar raid happen again. We’re facing one of the worst economic downturns in history, and the last thing our job creators need is a looming threat that the federal government can step in and close up their shops at the drop of a hat."
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