Liberty Safe, a company that markets itself to conservative Americans as the patriotic way to safely store firearms, admitted Wednesday that it voluntarily handed over a customer’s safe combination to the FBI.
In a statement posted to X/Twitter, Liberty Safe said they provided the combination to the safe after the FBI produced a warrant.
“First and foremost, Liberty Safe is committed to preserving our customers’ rights, and we will remain unwavering in those values,” the company said.
Rather than wait for a court order to compel them to turn over the access codes, the company reviewed the warrant and voluntarily released their customer’s information.
The statement raised a host of questions for social media users Wednesday evening, including from many who own Liberty Safes.
Chief among them: Why does Liberty Safe have the access codes to customers’ safes in the first place?
Several users compared the move to Bud Light’s decision to run a marketing partnership with actor Dylan Mulvaney, a campaign which caused consumption of the beer product to plummet.
The safe in question was owned by Nathan Hughes of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The FBI has charged Hughes with non-violent offenses for his presence at the Capitol protest on January 6, 2021.
Per the Department of Justice: “Nathan Earl Hughes, 34, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, is charged in a criminal complaint filed in the District of Columbia with a felony offense of civil disorder. In addition to the felony, Hughes is charged with misdemeanor offenses of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, and impeding passage through the Capitol grounds or buildings.”
He was arrested on Aug. 30, 2023, the same day Liberty Safe gave the Feds access to his safe.
According to investigative reporter Jordan Schachtel, writer of the Substack “The Dossier“, Liberty Safe was acquired in August 2021 by a New York City-based private equity firm.
In August 2021, a New York City-based private equity fund called Monomoy Capital Partners acquired Liberty Safe at a valuation of just south of $150 million, from a publicly traded company called Compass Diversified.
As enterprises that seek to grow from within the heavily permissioned and regulated confines of the American financial system, both Monomoy and Compass represent everything that their liberty-minded customer base detests.
A closer look at these outfits reveals that the current and previous owners of Liberty Safe are nothing more than shameless hustlers for dollars of a certain ideological base.
In countless company documents, they proudly hail their compliance with the overtly statist ESG and DEI cartel agendas, in which the government encourages a fusion with private enterprise, incentivizing corporations to engage in “public private partnerships” to stay on the good side of the regime.
Despite the company’s commitment to progressive values — and its apparent commitment to cooperating with federal investigations into its customers — Liberty Safe remains one of the top-advertised brands in conservative media.
The company regularly targets conservative talk radio and gun owners, leveraging the “liberty” brand and support for the Second Amendment to sell safes.
Those ads never include, however, a disclosure that the company will allow the FBI to poke around your safe without even being forced to do so by a court order.