I can see why people would get pissed about that. I guess that I am just trying to put myself in the shoes of the main actors here. We can presume that BM supports their local police and does projects with them. The cops asked BM to be involved with this (for whatever reason none of us knows) and BM agreed due to relationship. Then some knucklehead with no PR experience takes a couple of pictures and boasts about relationship with BM on social media. Et voilà! Huge headache for BM. I have a buddy with a farm in Oregon City and, though he is not a knife guy, he knows Benchmade and has a friend who is proud to work there. From what I gather, the company is engaged in the community and that includes the police. I just am not able to wrap my mind around a nefarious, anti-gun conspiracy by Benchmade. To me, it seems like a big dust up over very little, as is so common on every media platform nowadays and I think it is a shame.