Liberty Safe, a company known for its frequent presence in conservative media outlets, admitted this week that it provided access codes to federal agents for the safe of one of the Jan. 6 protesters. The news was first broken by @Hodgetwins on Twitter Monday.
“Last week, a friend of ours was raided by the feds over J6, his name is Nathan Hughes and he’s from Fayetteville, Arkansas,” the tweet read.
“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.”
🚨 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… pic.twitter.com/LOpMQ28eUJ
— Hodgetwins (@hodgetwins) September 5, 2023
Speculation over Liberty Safe’s involvement in the raid spread like wildfire on social media, prompting the company to issue a response on Tuesday.
“On August 30, 2023, Liberty Safe was contacted by the FBI requesting the access code to the safe of an individual for whom they had a warrant to search their property,” Liberty Safe wrote on in a statement posted to X. “Our company protocol is to provide access codes to law enforcement if a warrant grants them access to a property. After receiving the request, we received proof of the valid warrant, and only then did we provide them with an access code. Liberty Safe had no knowledge of any of the details surrounding the investigation at the time.”
— Liberty Safe (@libertysafeinc) September 6, 2023
Liberty Safe, self-proclaimed as “America’s #1 heavy-duty home and gun safe manufacturer,” has declared that they will not be providing access codes without a warrant.
This statement has been met with a lot of backlash online, as the tweet has received over 9,000 replies and only 1,000 likes at the time this article was published.