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Chuck Norris Roundhouse Kicks Feds Over Gibson Raids

It's ironic that the only man willing to stand up to the law is Walker, Texas Ranger.

Actor Chuck Norris chimed in on the latest Gibson factory raid in his latest column for TownHall.com.

"Armed federal agents raided the offices and factories of the legendary Gibson Guitar Corp.," Norris writes. "It was the second time the feds had ransacked the renowned Tennessee guitar-maker since President Barack Obama took office. And what were they going after? Dirty laundering monies? Gun smugglers? Cocaine cargo that could make cartels quiver? No. The federal search and seizure sought to capture ... ready? Wood."

Norris goes on to discuss the Lacey Act, which was signed by President William McKinley on May 25, 1900.

"Initially, the act was adopted to prevent big-game poachers from killing endangered birds in Africa, particularly to regulate trade in feathered hats. It was later expanded and amended to include endangered plants and illegalize the importing of all forms of fauna and flora, including wood, which was added to the act just three years ago.

"So what was Gibson Guitar's specific crime?" he asks.

To find out -- and to see how Fox News and the feds fit into all this, read the rest of Norris' column here.

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.