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Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by BKC Customer Service, Feb 21, 2019.

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  1. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    You can support Law Enforcement without the very bad look you allowed to happen ... I support Law Enforcement ... but I won't assiting them in destroying firearms ... I won't be supporting the Sherrifs and DAs etc... that are anti 2A either ....

    nor will I support BM and have not in some years.

    You can always make a reason for an action ... but that doesn't make it reasonable or legitimate.
     
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  2. Lennyo3034

    Lennyo3034

    490
    Nov 27, 2012
    I think you are absolutely right. The republican have no chance of winning there so they support the Dems who’s views they agree with.

    The problem with that is that several of the Dems they supported have been heavily anti-2a and supported every gun control legislation proposed.
     
  3. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    But I'm actually glad that you allowed the images to be posted ... maybe that will light a fire under those who maybe haven't supported the NRA or Knife Right among many other organization that are working so hard for to keep our rights in our free nation ...
     
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  4. kuraki

    kuraki Fimbulvetr Knifeworks

    Jun 17, 2016
    It's both.

    Les De Asis personally contributing multiple times to Darlene Hooley.
    Benchmade Knife Co. multiple times over the years to various candidates

    Oh and by the way, if it's just greasing local palms you know to get along in the terrible political environment they operate in, why are they sending money to Dem candidates in Colorado and New Mexico(2018)?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Bad Ninja

    Bad Ninja

    496
    Dec 19, 2018

    The NRA folds every single time, a d supports red flag laws, bump stock bans and "sensible gun control" .
    They won't get another cent from me.

    Not one more inch.

    Support GOA and the 2AF.
    The NRA just puts on a show to get your money.
     
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  6. MittenStateMashers

    MittenStateMashers Basic Member Basic Member

    271
    Dec 12, 2018
    Larry and Eric Pratt are real 2A champions.
     
  7. Fletcher.357

    Fletcher.357

    228
    Jul 6, 2013
    After seeing the political donations I'm done with Benchmade. I was willing to give them a chance to explain the gun destruction but I wont buy anything from a company that gives a fine to Demoncrats.
     
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  8. Edc.n.Stuff

    Edc.n.Stuff Gold Member Gold Member

    16
    Nov 15, 2018
    Logic AND reason? On the Internet? Refreshing.
     
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  9. kickert

    kickert

    125
    Jan 1, 2019
    "Benchmade supports Democrats, that's it, I am never buying one of their 100% USA made knives again."

    "Spyderco is getting my money now. I'll show those lib-lovers by purchasing a foreign made knife."

    Somehow the logic escapes me...
     
  10. jazub

    jazub

    Feb 6, 2010
    This is all nonsense. Benchmade sets up a booth at the NRA show. They support the military and police. They promote hunting.

    The local cops asked them to do a favor destroying trash (mandated by the court) and they obliged. An idiot at the police deprtment trying to affiliate with a big popular local company took and posted a picture for whoever would follow a police department on social media (locals). But nothing on the internet stays local.

    I can’t see how the founder of a huge knife company would have his position about the right to carry called into question. Searching deep corners of the internet for people’s personal political leanings sounds like something one would read about happening in China, not in a country that respects democracy. Have fun resurrecting McCarthy. I hope his zombie ass doesn’t start looking at the political dispositions of other knife makers as well.
     
  11. 357snubnose

    357snubnose Gold Member Gold Member

    321
    Jul 1, 2013
    I don't like Spydero's offshore production either, but many of their popular models are made in the US.
     
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  12. GronK

    GronK Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2001
    I'm no fanboy but agree with Benchmade on this issue. Support for LEO's is unconditional, even when they enforce laws I may not agree with.
     
  13. 00ChevyScott

    00ChevyScott

    Dec 3, 2010
    I guess you’ll be supporting those LEOs when they’re breaking down your door to confiscate your firearms and knives because you can’t be trusted to own weapons unless you’re a cop or a politician?
     
  14. Bad Ninja

    Bad Ninja

    496
    Dec 19, 2018
    Some aren't getting it.

    Benchmade didn't just donate to a political party.

    The specifically and ONLY donated to anti 2A gun grabbing politicians.
     
  15. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Were merely examples ... Iowa has the Iowa Firearms Colation ... most states have their own groups you can support if you believe the NRA doesn't have your back ...

    there is USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association) ... that not only fights for your rights but offers training ... and offers legal counsel should you ever have to use your firearm to defend yourself or family ...

    there are other knife right groups but Doug Ritter with Knife Rights is the face of that fight ...

    so pick the organization that you trust and get involved ... that's the only way anyone should comment on this BM fail either way ... can't condem it if you don't stand and back pro 2A rights ...

    and you can't say oh it's nothing to bother about ... unless you truely don't care what happens to guns or knives or individual rights to carry either ...

    and for those saying sell sell ... or I'll buy your BM at half price ... really ???

    how is that help for anything? ... other than for flippers to make a profit and not care one way or the other ... these aren't lip service posts ... nor are the issues laughable ...

    I agree some probably overreact ... but that IMHO is no worse then those that don't see the terrible look this is for BM on top of other questionable things ...

    if you want to continue to support Benchmade ... guess what ... it's a free country you still can ! ... and it's still a free country where you can because of the population being well armed and not rolling over to give up that right so no one wants to invade a place where to average population is armed nearly as well as the military ... that's because some see these acts and stand up and question them ...

    now I'll get off the soapbox and that will be the last I post on this ... but it is more than "no big deal" ... and less than "the sky is falling" ...
     
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  16. GronK

    GronK Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2001
    If it comes to that it will be due to the pols that make the laws, not the first responders.
     
  17. Bad Ninja

    Bad Ninja

    496
    Dec 19, 2018
    There are lots of fine pro2A groups.


    The NRA isn't one.
    They support red flag laws, bump stock bans, and think you shouldn't own Fully Automatic weapons.

    USCCA is very pro 2A but Tim Schmidt will FLOOD you with spam emails.
    Lol
     
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  18. aquaman67

    aquaman67

    Jan 27, 2012
    Confusion?

    I’m not confused.

    You aligned yourself with an anti-second amendment police chief who refuses to sell guns. You donate to politicians who are very anti-second amendment.

    There is really nothing you can do to earn my business again.
     
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  19. OMCHamlin

    OMCHamlin

    104
    Oct 10, 2000
    From the Benchmade Website:
    "Factory tour

    Our knives are made of many things: steel, aluminum and titanium, to name a few. But perhaps the most important part of a Benchmade knife is expertise. We carefully measure every part at every step in the process. We use the best materials and equipment. We make world-class knives for world-class users and this is how.

    Learn about Benchmade's history, the evolution of our knives and get a glimpse into the factory with interactive displays at our new virtual tour space. For factory store hours, click here."


    Oh please sir, please can you show me the room where you destroy Freedom?
     
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  20. Fletcher.357

    Fletcher.357

    228
    Jul 6, 2013
    If you give a single penny to a liberal you obviously hate the Constitution.
     
  21. THR-Thumper

    THR-Thumper

    152
    Nov 28, 2003
    The issue with the donations will not be easily dismissed.

    Far bigger problem, in my opinion, than the easily explained "helping the local cops."
     
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