Got a Liberty Safe? Guess who also has the combination besides you and your most trusted friends and relatives? The Federal Bureau of Investigation, for starters.
Liberty Safe announced Tuesday they cooperated with the FBI by giving them an access code that allowed agents to get into a safe owned by Nathan Hughes during a raid.
Liberty Safe describes themselves thus: “Liberty Safe has built America’s most trusted gun safes for sale for over 30 years. Our unyielding commitment to high-quality gun safes has made Liberty the premier choice for millions of Americans. You are always protected with a Liberty gun safe with superior fire protection, exclusive military-style locking bars, and unmatched security features.”
But those security features were overridden by an access code Liberty Safe provided to the FBI, which conducted a raid on Hughes’ home over January 6 participation allegations and arrested him.
They couldn’t have trashed their brand more if they’d hired the marketing genius of Dylan Mulvaney as their spokeswoman. Or spokesman. Or spokesbrandkiller.
Some of the comments over at Twitter were past brutal.
But first, some more background from Awr:
The Hodge twins used an X post to indicate they know Hughes personally and they described the FBI raid on his home, including Liberty Safe’s cooperation with the FBI:Last week, a friend of ours was raided by the feds over J6, his name is Nathan Hughes and he’s from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Nate was raided by the FBI and arrested at gun point. His girlfriend (who just had a miscarriage) was held at gun point and put in handcuffs. The FBI turned off his security cameras, unplugged his internet, and flipped his house upside down in a search. The feds called the manufacturer of his Liberty Gun Safe and got the passcode to get into it too.All for protesting at the Capitol over 2 1/2 years ago. He is being charged with crimes related to January 6th.He didn’t assault anyone and he didn’t vandalize anything. He is being labeled a domestic terrorist and a traitor to his country by woke leftists and the media.Nate is just like us…he’s an outspoken American Patriot…he loves freedom, loves his country, and would do anything to preserve our rights. He’s been fighting to save our country for years now.He’s also a small business owner with a family that relies on him.We all know how heated this political climate is getting, but they’ve pushed too far and it’s time for people to speak up for people getting screwed by the system. BLM and Antifa can go burn down our cities and get off the hook, but Trump supporters get raided and rounded up for protesting.
Here’s what Liberty posted at X.
— Liberty Safe (@libertysafeinc) September 6, 2023
Like I wrote, the comments were brutal.
Thanks, I have three large Liberty Safes in the market fir a 4th. Now I know to replace them immediately because you guys suck.
A former customer
— 9mmSMG (@9mm_smg) September 6, 2023
So let me get this straight, when my safe was locked up Liberty’s customer service told me to hire a locksmith, but they had the code and could have given it to the owner and didn’t?
— Walleyes, Whitetails & Whiskeys are all around us (@weirbeard1) September 6, 2023
That was legitimately my first thought about why they had it was that situation, until I remembered my dad sitting on hold for hours with them just to be tole the same shit “hire a lock smith” meanwhile they had a back door in the whole fucking time
— Lilith ☠️ (@Halloweeniev2) September 6, 2023
This was a massive error. Your customers put more than weapons in your safes with the reasonable expectation that they are the only ones with access. Find out that isn’t the case, we have bought our last safe from you.
— Hooch (@CompanyHooch) September 6, 2023
More like they put the L in liberty. Haha
— Rego Hurtado (@regohurtado) September 6, 2023
— Vince Langman (@LangmanVince) September 6, 2023
There are easier ways to file for bankruptcy
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) September 6, 2023
Fire fighters had to cut into safe. Why not back door. https://t.co/JxcFo0ATCT
— White Men Are Stupid In Commercials (@StupidWhiteAds) September 6, 2023
So, I have a couple of questions. How do you identify the safe? Do you record each purchaser? Or more likely is there a serial number with a corresponding “backdoor” or worse, one no longer secret code unlocks them all? Please answer as my guess is I will be able to buy some…
— I’ll probably say it (@MemeStealingBot) September 6, 2023
It would stand to reason that they have one (or more) back door codes, because the safes I’ve seen all have their serial number on the inside of the door.