Feds Threatening To Confiscate Musicians’ Instruments
In the history of really bad ideas, this one’s got to be close to the top.
Lawmakers are scrambling to save the summer concert season from federal agents poised to seize the instruments of rock and country stars because the wood used to make them may have been illegally harvested–and without their knowledge.
Imagine the scene at, say, a Lady Gaga concert when the band comes out and says that they can’t perform tonight because the government has seized all of their guitars. Wouldn’t that make young people feel all warm and fuzzy about the government?
I would hope that the agents have better sense than that, but we’ve seen things nearly as stupid out of the federal government before (cough TSA screenings cough), so I’m not ready to rule it out just yet.