Benchmade did a Dick's move, Bye bye!

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Allme
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Benchmade did a Dick's move, Bye bye!

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Looks like they shot themselves in the foot. Why didn't Benchmade just tell the police department to do by their own grinder and do it themselves? The real proof is in the comment section, I don't expect they will last as long as Dicks has.

https://www.ammoland.com/2019/02/benchm ... z5gEiYxHyl

Benchmade Issues Statement After Helping Police Destroy Guns
Ammoland Inc. Posted on February 21, 2019 by Ammoland


“We apologize for the confusion and concern that this post created. These were firearms that the Oregon City Police Department had to destroy in alignment with their policies. Oregon City Police requested the use of specialty equipment within the Benchmade facility to follow these requirements, and as a supporting partner of our local police force, we obliged the request.

Benchmade is a proud and unwavering supporter of both law enforcement and Second Amendment rights. These are commitments that we do not take lightly and will continue to support well into the future.

When asked for clarity from Oregon City Police Department, Chief Jim Band made the following statement:

“When property is to be destroyed, it is the policy of the Oregon City Police Department to destroy property, including firearms, in accordance to our procedures and ORS. The Oregon City Police Department does not sell firearms.”



Orlando J. García says:
February 21, 2019 at 11:12 PM

I’m never buying another Benchmade knife. I have the entire balisong collection and I have literally spent thousands of dollars on your knives, throughout the years. I’m also a Filipino Martial Arts Instructor and I am urging all my friends and students to never buy another Benchmade knife. Wrong move, Benchmade. The people who bought your knives were the gun owners of America. You just insulted all of us -and shot yourself in the foot in the process.
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Bob says:
February 21, 2019 at 11:11 PM

Whew good thing I carry Zero Tolerance knives
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CJ Grisham says:
February 21, 2019 at 10:47 PM

Well, I just use an angle cutter to destroy my Benchmade knife and won’t be replacing it with another Benchmade. Goodbye to you.
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asdfasdfasdf says:
February 21, 2019 at 10:39 PM

we will destroy weapons that are illegal because of stupid legislation >>we support the 2nd amendment… WHAT?
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Porcus Rossos says:
February 21, 2019 at 10:15 PM

I am curious if hipsters, Bernie babies, and other lefty scum are really into buying $300 knives? Because that’s who Benchmade will be selling to now. They are certainly not getting another penny from me
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M says:
February 21, 2019 at 9:19 PM

Bye Benchmade……
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mike says:
February 21, 2019 at 9:00 PM

Tell everyone; Midway, Cabelas, local retailers anyone who sells their products, dump them or get dumped. Go to benchmades web site and email them, tell them they are done.
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Mike says:
February 21, 2019 at 8:59 PM

I don’t own a Bench Made and now I never will, they just made my schitt list along with Under Armour.
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Frank says:
February 21, 2019 at 8:44 PM

Bad political move in a state that is passing severe antigun legislation. It’s not about the destruction of a few firearms, it’s about the message you send to those of us that feel like we are under assault. We watch as the police stand by and do nothing and allow antifa to riot and run off conservative speakers. Another case of big corporations bending over in hopes they won’t be next on the chopping block. You must be taking pointers from Dicks
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Slydog says:
February 21, 2019 at 7:39 PM

Own a dozen BM knives and bought son-in-law a $500 BM for Christmas. Never again….statements sound good but a history of donations to gun grabbers is sound proof. Hope they go down the democrat socialist toilet hole to closed doors as no more support for me and I will remove the BM’s from my collection.
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Bob Kastli says:
February 21, 2019 at 7:36 PM

If your pro gun then you should have no part in destroying guns. Let the cops go some where else. Done with your knifes. Going to cut mine up.
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John Williams says:
February 21, 2019 at 7:04 PM

I’ve been collecting Benchmade knives since Jody was making butterfly knives.
I’m going to the next gun show here in AZ and selling everything I have for 30% of value and putting up a sign telling the buyers what kind of company Benchmade is.

If they cared they would not be located in a “red Flag” state such as the Socialist State of Oregon.

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Will there come a time when "...unwavering supporter of both law enforcement and the Second Amendment rights." are impossible?

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Law enforcement is the bleeding edge of the State. When the State goes bad....

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Look at the list of who they make political contributions to; all anti-gun Democrats.

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Hillary is also a proponent for our second amendment right of licensed hunters, after going through classes, proficiency testing, having a background check, psychological testing, and police approval, to hunt deer, in season, after paying for applicable tags, while using properly registered bows and arrows.


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Ok, now seriously... Is this really a capital offense? It seems rather minor. They did have a featured picture of a competition G17 posted in their every day carry section on 2/17, before this mess.

Since my last every day knife was confiscated recently (not worth the story), I am in the market for a new knife. This did sway me back towards a Kershaw Launch 3 from the Benchmade Reflex II... Maybe if Benchmade does something more than that lame apology- $5k to support a kids skeet team, something to show they are actually standing behind firearms, it may sway me back.

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When your government partners up with private industry to destroy private property...
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A representative from Benchmade was interviewed on last weeks Guntalk podcast.
Tom really held his feet to the fire.
Definitely worth a listen.

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DEFINITELY don't look good for Benchmade! I'll NEVER buy one now!

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jaytwillerham wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:17 am
A representative from Benchmade was interviewed on last weeks Guntalk podcast.
Tom really held his feet to the fire.
Definitely worth a listen.
Quite a bit of radio silence right after some questions were asked. Bet that guy regretted being on the air with Tom......
I found an excellent gun control law we should all follow. It's called the Second Amendment.

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