Liberty Safe, which describes itself as “America’s #1 heavy-duty home and gun safe manufacturer,” has come under scrutiny following a report indicating that its parent company, Monomoy Capital Partners, donated close to half a million dollars to Democratic candidates who advocate for increased gun control.
On Wednesday, Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA shared Federal Election Commission filings on the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) detailing these donations.
“I pulled the FEC reports on the company and found approximately $400,000 over the last 10 cycles of max donations to Democrats,” Kirk wrote.
Liberty Safe was sold to Monomoy Capital Partners in 2021, a liberal East Coast investment firm. I pulled the FEC reports on the company and found approximately $400,000 over the last 10 cycles of max donations to Democrats like:
Raphael Warnock in GA
John Fetterman in PA… pic.twitter.com/WqnlQpPnrA
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) September 7, 2023
“Liberty Safe’s current CEO, Justin Hillenbrand, was a founding partner of Monomoy and donated $4,600 to Obama for America,” Kirk added.
Monomoy Capital announced its acquisition of Liberty Safe in 2021, describing it as a strategic partnership with a reputable and well-established consumer products manufacturer that has earned the loyalty of many customers.
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Additionally, Liberty Safe is facing considerable criticism for providing the FBI with the passcode of one of its customers, Nathan Earl Hughes of Fayetteville, Arkansas, who was arrested on August 30th for his participation in the January 6th Capitol riot.
The FBI conducted a search of Hughes’ home, prompting them to send a request to Liberty Safe inquiring about access to Hughes’ gun safe.
According to William Shipley, Hughes’ lawyer, Liberty Safe provided the FBI with the passcode without any court order being necessary.
This case has been brought into focus by two conservative figures known as the Hodgetwins who have referred to Hughes as an “outspoken American Patriot” and a “friend of theirs.”
The Hodgetwins shared a video of Hughes’ arrest and of a convoy of FBI vehicles pulling into his driveway. Reports indicate that the FBI disabled his home security system, so there was no footage of agents executing the search.
???? 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
Liberty Safe has responded to the public’s reaction by allowing customers to eliminate their safe passcodes from Liberty Safe’s combination records.
“Our mission is to protect what matters most to our customers, whether that be valuables or privacy,” the statement said. “It is our pledge to continue to make excellent products that serve gun owners everywhere.”