While it is not clear that Gibson had the wood pre ban or post ban, one thing is clear, that while there are plenty of company that flagrantly violate certain laws, it matters not that others do it, it matters when YOUR company gets caught. So, there goes for Gibson.
I have been hearing several disturbing things about Gibson and their labor practices, thus, I do not sympathize with their "plight"(which seems to me more self induced.)
Now, compare Gibson to another American icon, Martin, did Martin ever get raided? I doubt it.
I do not think it has anything to do with being tree hugger and the like about this raid, sooner or later, laws, regardless of the roots of the crime, needs to be upheld. It sounds bad that an instrument company was hit but there are many entities and people that do have a brush with the law everyday.