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Benchmade and their choices as a company

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Pearly_Baker, Feb 20, 2019.

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  1. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker

    Feb 28, 2011
    Because political discussion is restricted to the Political Arena on this forum. :)
     
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  2. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Forgive them for they know not what they do. They are the Left flank that wants to "transform" America into a disarmed socialist society. Repel them at all costs for they are the enemy within.

    Inflammatory rhetoric? Perhaps, but it is the truth. History confirms it.
     
  3. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Considering these discussions began in the Benchmade Forum and has been instigated by the actions of Benchmade itself, that is quite a dilemma, isn't it? Life isn't black and white.
     
  4. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Gold Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    Yes, but where is the line. In a discussion of Benchmade I think it's perfectly reasonable for someone to express that they dislike Benchmade as a result of their political positions. Saying "I won't buy Benchmade because they're anti-gun" is hardly a political debate.

    Revealing your political position and engaging in off-topic argument are totally different things.

    I mean, what's the alternative? Should folks post "I won't buy Benchmade now because <REDACTED>"? Seems pretty silly . . .
     
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  5. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker

    Feb 28, 2011
    But posting lists of their political donations with commentary? Seems unquestionably political to me. Either way, mods will decide. I'm mostly just laughing.
     
  6. evilgreg

    evilgreg Why so serious? Gold Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    Sure, I'm not saying every post has stayed on the right side of the line. That said, if the mods punished someone for the basic sort of "I won't buy Benchmade now because they're anti-gun" I think that's pretty silly.

    I mean, it's pretty much not possible to discuss what Benchmade has bumbled into without a hint of that sort of thing, no? Otherwise why would it matter that Benchmade has made the galactically-stupid decision to anger what is very likely a large portion of their target market?
     
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  7. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    Yes, I’m officially open for buying all your 940 variants for $25 a pop.
     
  8. tokerblue

    tokerblue

    May 1, 2010
    I don't care if the politician is a D or R. The fact that they are Anti-2A is a real issue. Especially when Benchmade makes a statement that they are supporters of the 2A.
     
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  9. Whitedog

    Whitedog Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 30, 2005
    Time to put the wet suits on, stuff is starting to splash!
     
  10. lobo9er

    lobo9er

    662
    Jan 5, 2013
    im not selling or destroying mine. I just won't be buying new ones unless I find something on the used market.
     
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  11. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker

    Feb 28, 2011
    ...so are you saying it isn't political because all you care about is their stance on that one, incredibly political issue? I'm not really following that logic, honestly.
     
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  12. tokerblue

    tokerblue

    May 1, 2010
    Benchmade is making it political by saying they support the 2A.
     
  13. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker

    Feb 28, 2011
    Are you familiar with tu quoque? You agreed to follow certain rules when you signed up here. I try to follow them and appreciate when others do the same. As I said, the mods will sort it out.
     
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  14. Colorodo

    Colorodo Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    IFC
     
  15. Batleship

    Batleship

    108
    May 6, 2017
    One side of the political spectrum wants to ban firearms. When they do then they will ban knives.
     
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  16. rodriguez7

    rodriguez7 Gila wilderness knife works

    Feb 1, 2009
    With all the attacks on the 2nd amendment in this country, this was stupid on their part!! The 2nd amendment is being hit on all fronts right now, I’ll look into this just a little more, but they may lose my support from now on, for a simple mistake!
     
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  17. GermanyChris

    GermanyChris

    Feb 18, 2015
    Ahh some gold old social media driven binary thinking
     
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  18. marrenmiller

    marrenmiller Basic Member Basic Member

    Apr 6, 2017
    Who would have thought that a company agreeing to help their local police fulfill court-mandated orders is anti-2nd amendment... :rolleyes:

    Those guns cannot be sold, nor were they taken unlawfully. There is no option to keep them around, and more are being made every day in the US for those of us who legally can possess them. I'd bet other large knife companies would have done the same, if asked. I give props to Benchmade for helping police out where needed.
     
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  19. jazub

    jazub

    Feb 6, 2010
    Benchmade is a KNIFE MANUFACTURER that sets up a booth at the NRA show, makes and heavily promotes a line of knives called HUNT, makes a Black Class line of knives targeted to law enforcement, military, and first responders, has a standing discount for those same people, and volunteers services to their local police department -and people on the internet are seriously calling into question their politics around guns and knives? Is this the Twilight Zone?
    Furthermore, if you have to dig into weird dark web internet sites to find somebody’s political leaning, that person surely isn’t forcing their beliefs down anybody else’s throats.
    I was just up in Oregon a few weeks ago at a [great] sporting goods store buying tannerite to blow up in the woods with my buddy’s .30-06 and the guy letting me handle Glocks while we waited went on a ludicrous tangent about how he wanted his state representative to catch on fire and die in a plane crash screaming for being a “communist.” Did I still buy the tannerite and a beer koozy? Yes. Did I hang around extra to hear him tell me the world is flat? No.

    Give me a break.
     
  20. rodriguez7

    rodriguez7 Gila wilderness knife works

    Feb 1, 2009
    They could have refused, the police in Oregon are a weird bunch anyway. Police state comes to mind!!
     
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