Benchmade Issues Statement After Helping Police Destroy Guns

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Oregon City, Oregon – -(AmmoLand.com)- Benchmade is aware of the recent post from our local Oregon City Police Department. [Concerning Police Destroying Guns]

“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.”

– Benchmade

 


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Editors Update: here is the Social Media Post (now removed) that Benchmade is Responding to:

Benchmade Helping Police Destroy Guns
Benchmade Helping Police Destroy Guns
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Everett Walker

“Benchmade supports active-duty military, veterans, LEOs, firefighters, and EMTs.”
Maybe these are their preferred consumer base and civilians are an embarrassment to them.
Do they really contribute to anti-gun candidates in Oregon and elsewhere? If so,maybe they want to abandon the civilian head count to increase their appeal to statist democrats.

Lew

I did not see where it says where the guns come from. All I read was ( Oregon City Police Department had to destroy in alignment with their policies.) Nobody mentions they might have been buy back guns. If that was the case it would be a sin to destroy them. How many antiques I have seen on the local news in the buy back program. Perfectly good expensive hunting rifles/shotguns that could be sold to responsible people.

pjh421

This is going to sound crazy but what if we employed the notion of criminal control versus that of inanimate object control? Gun control is not about safety. It is purely about the accumulation of political power. If the streets of your city were a hostile environment for criminals, do you think there would be fewer criminals? I mean like if there was just no future in it…

Joe

True 2A supporters support the people. Not govt or govt employees. The reason you LEO’s agree with destroying guns used in crimes is because you have been brainwashed into thinking its a valid practice. Those guns can be sold to manufacturers and have new serial numbers issued(for the ones ground off), convert full auto’s back to semi, replace barrels that have been cut, etc. The money made can benefit the departments or agency’s budget as well.

John Jameson

What a shame that Benchmade participated in the destruction of firearms. They say they are pro 2A, but still destroy firearms. Does the word duplicitous exist in their dictionary? Maybe they should be called “Stenchmade”

scott

well I don’t usually comment on social media but I have been reading the comments and agree and disagree with some of the things said. I have been in law enforcement all my life for military, local and federal agencies. I agree that if the gun that has been confiscated (used in a crime) that is cleared in any court cases and was stolen it should be returned to the original owner. but if the weapon has been altered it should be destroyed. I have cut weapons in half for that very reason IE..(serial number ground off or made into… Read more »

Blake

The police very much are the enemy. You do you think will come to grab your guns if confiscation happens. Law enforcement has never been about protecting citizens. They enforce all sorts of evil laws. That’s all they do. And take money for the cities. That also must clearly be an officer in the background, only people dumb enough to wear plastic gloves near a torch. Surprised they weren’t tactical black latex though. Oh yeah, and fuck benchmade. Definitely not supporting 2nd Amendment rights by doing anything with law enforcement. As for cops that claim to be 2nd amendment friendly,… Read more »

B.Kelly

Tell me, how many years do you have on the street? How long did you put your life on the line every day? Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Blake

Your two questions and one pathetic statement do not deserve any response at all but I’ll bite anyway. Every day of my life. Now answer mine please. Are you one of these worthless volunteers. If so, you chose it so suck it up. You’re no hero. You could have 50 years on the street as you call it and still be worthless and a coward.

The Green Watch Dog

Blake,
Law abiding citizens in this country don’t cuddle up in a paranoid blanket at night, fearing law enforcement. We don’t circumvent laws that are here to protect us, and preach to family, friends, and forum groups that the ‘enemy’ is right outside our door. Medication may help.

Blake

LMAO! Just facts man. I fear no evil. Nothing was said of circumventing, get a dictionary or something. Law abiding? Not when they are tyrannical in nature. There is nothing paranoid in knowing who the enemies are. Medication??? Koolaid you mean? Stop drinkin it man. Oh and as for cuddling? The only thing I cuddle up with are beautiful women. Remember too “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws”. Back to the subject of this post benchmade and Oregon city police are both completely wrong in this action.

Ed Collins

Wow. Not questioning your background but you need to understand the difference between facts and opinions. Try living without laws or those needed to enforce those laws. Good luck with that. You definitely will need a whole lot of guns ammo and knives to just survive. And you think it is so bad here under law, move to somewhere with little to no law.

Top Kick

You are surely correct to state that LEO and/or military personal would be tasked for confiscation. However, it would be interesting to know how many of them would actually follow that order. I’m retired military, I served to defend these rights, and would never support the confiscation of arms from the law abiding American people. I’d like to think there are many of the same mindset. That being said, there is one gray area associated with the destruction of guns. I personally would never want to own a gun that had been used in a murder. That’s just me.

Curtis

Just because the Oregon Police asked doesn’t mean they needed to help, they could easily have said due to our business interests we can not participate, how can you destroy firearms and say you support the 2nd Amendment?
I will be destroying my Benchmade knives and hope others follow, maybe Dicks will sell your knives!

BadonkaTruck

“How can you destroy firearms and say you support the 2nd Amendment?”

What do those two things have to do with each other? It’s not unconstitutional to destroy a gun. If they’ve seized this property in raids and don’t have a place to store it, they’re going to destroy it. How do you think it violates the 2A for them to break something?

Brad

You completely miss the point.

It’s totally legal, but a horrible thing to do if you wish to sell a product to people who like guns.

You have to think about how your customers may react to your actions when you are in business.

Sorta like if Planned parenthood showed up and asked Chick-Fil-A to help it cut the livers out of a thousand dead babies with their “specialized” equipment.

William Quire

You know the bigger issue is being missed altogether. The fact that they helped to destroy the firearms has nothing to do with supporting or not supporting the 2a one just needs to look were they send there political contributions and I beleave that will tell their customers just were they stand on 2a issues

TIM DEWOLF

I am a retired Cleveland Ohio police officer and a 2nd Amendment advocate. There are lots of ways to destroy seized weapons – but if your product line depends on those who enjoy the 2nd amendment and many other outdoor activities that often involve hunting or shooting you should use care. In Cleveland Ohio the seized firearms are taken to the local steel mill and melted – I suppose I have an automobile or lawnmower that might have gun steel in it – but I would never know. Benchmark – you aligned yourself with what 2nd Amendment folks detest –… Read more »

Stephen Mariucci

Well said, best comment in this thread

Everett Walker

Very fine comment . Of course benchmade and any other company is free to spit in the faces of their major consumer base and then wait for the grateful liberals to step up and replace the lost business. See how it worked out for D**ks Sporting goods.

GUNRUNNER

I couldnt have said it any better myself. Ask yeti,dicks, and many others .. All sales plummeted

supporter234

Cash for clunkers, turn in old worn out weapons for cash, then buy newer models!

Brian

Dick’s n Benchmade in bed together with the Liberals

Tommy

I wonder if benchmade junk is sold at dick’s?

Jay

It’s time to boycott Benchmade… Benchmade doesn’t care about 2A rights…buy firearms, not knives!!!

Zog118

Everyone who is commenting on this saying that Benchmade is a bunch of evil Communists which don’t support the Second Amendment…..did you even read the thing? That’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Benchmade hasn’t done anything against the 2A by doing this. As someone who is a staunch supporter of the 2A, it seems there are blind sheep on both sides of the isle. Wake up

Brian

Zog, since 2005 benchmade has donated to Oregon’s gun grabbing left. They fund the democratic lobbies in Oregon. Was all public knowledge just not many really looked into it. Now it’s all in the air. I for one will not own another benchmade, I have a bushcrafter and a boot style I forget the name.

Jet98660

Please name one “gun-grabbing” piece of legislation that the State of Oregon or the federal government has passed since 2005. Oregon has some of the loosest gun laws in the nation. Benchmade is a business that is based in Oregon. Oregon has been primarily represented by lawmakers from the Democratic Party. It’s a smart business decision to be in good graces with the law makers that can control policies that effect your business. I’m sure you would use that excuse to defend Trump’s campaign contributions to the Clintons, right? Benchmade supports active-duty military, veterans, LEOs, firefighters, and EMTs. In addition… Read more »

brad

Jet, You are being too analytical. When the headline “Chick-Fil-A” assists Planned Parenthood by destroying aborted fetuses” appears… even if it’s legal, and even if that CFA meat grinder was the best “specialized” equipment to use…CFA will have made a huge mistake.

Wild Bill

@Cool your Jets, there should not be any gun legislation in the United States. Don’t you read the Constitution or don’t you believe in Civil Rights?

Get Out

Oregon Senate Bill 719.

Maxie

Peoeple love getting angry! I’m willing to bet the good folks at benchmade are just being neighborly. I wouldn’t have made some of the decisions they did but hey, we can’t all be me. just gunna go ahead and buy another one too, love the valet…

Scotty Gunn

Buh bye, Benchmade. Communists.

Maurice Cortez

I totally agree, never buy Benchmade again! Support 2nd Amendments rights

Ronald ` Renken

NO EXCUSE
BENCHMADE SHOULD NEVER HAVE DONE THIS MISCARRIAGE OF THE 2CD
LET THE ANTI-AMERICAN OREGON CITY COPS CUT UP THERE OWN GUNS!
MAYBE THE COPS SHOULD BE DISARMED AND THERE GUNS CUT UP

Newell Anderson

Gun Parts Corp. will buy any gun for parts!!
Why destroy what can be sold?

Jet98660

You clearly can’t read… it says right in the article that it’s not police department policy to sell firearms.

Brad

Jet, he’s making a comment on that policy. Obviously he has read the policy …and obviously he understands the legal definition of a “Firearm”. He is making the observation that 99% of the parts in a gun are not a firearm and could be sold while still complying with the existing policy…

He thinks it would be better to make some money off the parts to help the taxpayers support the police.

m.

tell someone who gives a s**t

David Head

Benchmade has done nothing other than issue the statement. The have gone dark on social media and turned off reviews. I am not so offended I would never buy their knives again but they need to do something instead of just ignoring the fact that did offend a huge part of their customer base. This is a fact that cannot be ignored like what Dicks did. They need to mend their relationship with the 2a community

James Smoyer

Dude, relax, they are supporting local Oregon laws and supporting the boys in blue.

Job well done Benchmade

James

Carol B Combs

I guess donating to all those anti 2A democrats is considered a job well done to? Maybe they can help explain their contribution to the jerk in NM who is calling for the destruction of the 2A. Birds of a feather my friend.

Maurice Cortez

I totally agree, never buy Benchmade again! Support 2nd Amendments rights

MikeRoss

No, they are not. They are supporting the anti-gun policy, not law, of one police department. Rank and file police officers are overwhelmingly pro-Second Amendment, destroying guns for political purposes isn’t supporting them.

WV Bill

Benchmade had a decision to make. They made the wrong one for profit. Cutting up guns is not supporting the local boys in blue. And I didn’t see anything that said the guns came from murderers or the such. Lawbreakers is too wide a term.

BMtoiletpaper

No need to try to mend. It wouldn’t mean anything anyway. Hell, I’d rather they just go on doing what they’ve been doing all along than give some half-assed apology (only because they got caught, btw). They shit the bed. Now they can roll around in it.

Owen Gilmore

Much of this argument is crazy and illogical. So many persons support “melting down” criminals via capital punishment – yet get upset when we melt down weapons the criminal use to kill people with. I am all for responsible gun owners having the right to possess guns. However, cooking a few guns that were used by bad people for bad things – give me a break. There are plenty of guns to go around. If melting them down takes a few off the Street (I mean percentage wise the guns police depts cook are a minority compared to what’s out… Read more »

Dee

Owen spoken like a True Oregon Anti 2 Nd amendment whack job . Getting rid of the guns isn’t the problem . Look at how well the laws are working there . Take the guns and destroy them, yet give the junkies clean needles and a safe place to shoot up ! Might as well OD them if “it will save a life “

Heed the Call-up

Owen, those firearms were off the street – the police had them. Secondly, most of the firearms used by criminals are stolen – meaning they were the property of a law-abiding citizen. So why didn’t the police return the firearms to the rightful owners? That is a crime in my view, too. And as others have stated, the police, instead of destroying someone else’s personal property, could have sold those weapons, which would off-set some of the costs of their expenses, helping reduce the tax burden of the law-abiding citizens.

Wild Bill

O(h) G(ee), “However, cooking a few guns that were used by bad people for bad things – give me a break.” is not even a completed thought, much less a complete argument.
And did you ever stop to think that those guns that you want so badly to cook are someone’s property.
What kind of government do you advocate that can just destroy someone’s property without justly compensating that owner.

CJ Grisham

Well, I just use an angle cutter to destroy my Benchmade knife and won’t be replacing it with another Benchmade. Goodbye to you.

JMR

That was dumb. Sell them used, Hell send them in and have them sharpened then sell them used.

It takes a sale away from them, gives you money to spend at their competitors.

Jameson Totty

https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000047693&cycle=2018

They have also contributed to anti 2A politicians w/ some regularity. Glad I never bought any of their overpriced junk.

Maurice Cortez

I will never buy Benchmade again! Support 2nd Amendments rights

J

Halfass way to back out of helping the state destroy individual’s weapons. They have no obligation to the state to do their work for them, especially when they claim to support the right to bear arms which is supposedly NOT TO BE INFRINGED.

Maurice Cortez

I totally agree, never buy Benchmade again! Support 2nd Amendments rights

Big Bob Rob

Yep I’m done with them I just returned a benchmade that was a gift for Valentine’s day and got a Piranha P1 Pocket instead. I’ll never buy another Benchmade product again.

Thom jenrette

It would seem to me that bench made was for filling and ongoing contract with the police department. These firearms had been confiscated and taken out of the hands of criminals. And for this we law abiding gun owners are grateful.

jdl

That’s the dumbest statement of the day. Benchmark had nothing to do with taking the guns out of the hands of criminals – that had already been done. Those firearms could have been sold by the police department to help offset some of the costs of prosecuting those very criminals. And, according to Benchmark, they were not fulfilling any kind of contract. Regardless, their participation indicates a high disregard for the Second Amendment. Also, since Benchmark is such a supporter of “law and order,” have they had their employee who cut off the shotgun barrel, effectively manufacturing an illegal sawed-off… Read more »

Joe

Randy Weavers wife was killed by FBI not him. He surrendered when they got his former green beret buddy to talk him into giving up.

Ricky

Amen !! It’s far better to destroy the guns seized from criminals than putting them back on the streets for more criminals to get them in their hands again. It would cost taxpayers more money to pay the costs of selling the guns than melting them down. Plus less risk of legal liability of selling them.

Country Boy

It makes much more sense to offer them up for sale, so long as SN hasn’t been removed. Use to be , and maybe still is, that the ppolice officers got to keep a lot of them.

if they can get them we should be able to buy one of them too.

Bob

Country Boy, the police do keep some guns and are properly termed “throw down gun”.

Dash Riprock

Benchmade – Proud supporter of the guys who will shit all over the Constitution to seize your legally owned firearms given half a chance.

D Young

As a retired police “armorer” from a major department, the court orders to destroy firearms were followed to the letter in all cases. I didn’t have the option to sell or use those firearms, they got cut in pieces or sent to the retort at a local steel mill. I cannot count the number of Raven or Jennings junkers I cut in half with a pair of bolt cutters. I didn’t even let myself cry at cutting up a Winchester 101, a Colt Python or SAA.,, a court order is a court order, ya just do the job and get… Read more »

Roy D.

I once watched a fellow Govt employee use a cutting torch to cut up hundreds of dollars worth of hand tools because the toolroom wanted new tools. There was nothing wrong with the old ones except that they were old and were several different brands rather than just one. Just because something is authorized doesn’t make it right.

Ansel Hazen

I’m betting you went and rounded up your own set of bolt cutters too. The issue that has everyone’s underwear in a twist is because Benchmade decided they needed to do a bit of virtue signaling. That and their record of supporting Dem candidates in recent elections is the reason they are going to feel the pain Dicks has experienced.

Danogil

My understanding this was without Court Order to destroy but Dept Policy to destroy, the Order of the Court was to dispose of the weapons. Deposing of them could have been by sale or donation to a smaller dept for their use. But I have found in my LE career that the more left the Admin is the likely it is that depose is take to mean destroy. In my area the Major Dept OKC and Tulsa have different ideas on what dispose means. Tulsa is the liberal bastion in OK. You can guess what they do with weapons that… Read more »

Dash Riprock

Kind of not the point. When the police say “Just doing my job” as they enforce unconstitutional gun laws, they are no better than the Crown’s soldiers we fought in the Revolutionary War. You all swear to uphold the Constitution, then look the other way when unconstitutional laws force you to seize property from law-abiding citizens because “a law was passed”. It isn’t we who need to “chill out”, it’s law enforcement that needs to do some introspection the more unconstitutional gun control laws are passed.

Matt

I’m honestly not sure what to make of this. Maybe the firearms were defective (doubtful), maybe they “needed” to be destroyed for a valid reason I can’t imagine (doubtful), or maybe the company was just trying to appease local law enforcement. Maybe Benchmade isn’t particularly fond of the 2nd Amendment. The company is located in Oregon, so there’s that. What I do know is they did it, and they justified it. That’s enough. Benchmade will never see another cent from me. I will also spread the word, with apologies, to all my friends who’ve I’ve recommended Benchmade to. Kind of… Read more »

Will Flatt

Hey, DICKS, move over, Benchmade is joining you on the boycott bench!!

Randy

Donating money to demonicrat candidates is far worse than destroying a few guns. I think the gun thing was to prove they were loyal demonicrat subjects. Benchmade I hope the police state buys your products, we will not.

Doc

I have 3 B/m’s. And am in the market for a new knife which, even if they PAID ME their exorbidant prices, Absolutely will NOT have their logo on it. My ex has 1 of the 3 which, she deserves it, but the other 2 will be sold & the money received by me will be used to purchase a:

https://knifeinformer.com/category/reviews/budget/

…to which I decided on:

https://knifeinformer.com/kershaw-skyline-review/

…Hey Benchmade! Bernie called…he wants his footstool back!

Country Boy

LOL, Benchmade has made over 2000 dollars in political contributions to …wait for it…democrat politicians.

That’s what’ll make me never buy benchmade.

Tony

You guys are the biggest bunch of limp dick, whining faggots I’ve ever seen. So they cut up some guns? Big fucking deal. Less for you gun suckers to jerk off to. Boo hoo.

m.

better a gun-sucker than an anti-2a d-sucker from the dhimmi-rat party

Terry S

Tony you must have us confused with your faggots ass gun hating buddies. The gun community is pretty much, real American Patriots. And it seems ironic you are more than happy to run your fucking mouth using the 1st amendment, while moaning about the 2nd amendment. But I understand it is hard for you boys to come up with any credible discussion on your own. Most of the time you queer bait mfuckers just repeat the shit your leaders tell you to. And a word of advice, I’d learn to check that filthy mouth lest someone shoves a big ass… Read more »

Tony

Terry, shut your dick holster and get back in the gun closet where you belong. You’re pathetic.

D maynard

Thanks Terri S.
Your comment sums it up nicely! It sounds as if Tony was ‘butt-hurt’ from the beginning.
Hmm, wonder why. Oh wait… we can guess why. LOL!

Tony

You must be Terry’s boyfriend.

Wild Bill

Tony is not his or her name. They don’t really care about any of this. This person is just getting responses so that they can get paid more. Boycott him, or her, or it.

Doc

Hey Tony…ya’ gotta’ ask me Nicely…”

XtremelyDeplorable

“[…] shoves a big ass 45 down your throat […]”

Don’t go teasing him with a good time. He’ll probably think you mean an XXL cock, or something.

Doug

I think in my state of Pennsylvania confiscated items such as guns are considered assists. Being assists, they belong to the community and if they are of value they need to be sold and all proceeds art returned to the community. I understand others do not have the same policy but what if a really nice car had been confiscated, would the local PD have taken it to the junk yard?

eugene t caleris

whos kidding who?

Jingleheimer Schmidt
Tim

No mas Benchmade. I will be sure to share your poor decision with my 3000 fellow employees. Maybe you can focus on Gold Level tomahawks for your gal pal pocahontas

Gerry

When you take the absolutist route, everything has the potential to offend you. A simple gesture of good will by a knife company to the police has turned into a leftist-style boycott. Well, I hope that works for ya. I’m not a fan of depriving myself in order to “punish” someone else. It doesn’t do a thing for ME, especially if the thing I’m depriving myself of is something I might need. That said, I don’t get the sense of spending as much as I would for a gun on a knife. I’m sure folks have their “reasons,” but having… Read more »

Richie

“Specialty Equipment” my rear end. Oregon City Police can go to Harbor Freight and buy an angle grinder for 20 bucks. I was going to buy a new benchmade, but after this, I bought a Ka-Bar folder

Bob

Benchmade
My Company nor I will do business with an anti 2A business, organizations or individuals. Why because we have become a one issue voter and supporter of the Second Amendment due to the fact if the Second Amendment falls so does the the balance of our constitution!

Alan

Strange actions by both the OR cop department and the knife company.
Gerber is my choice as much as I dislike anything from the left coast.

Danny Koch

oregon city needs to change there policy . Other police agencies turn guns over to a FFl for sale or if in bad shape to a gunsmith for use of parts. As a Columbia County oregon Deputy I was part of this program. I am now retired,but most agencies still follow this practice in Oregon.

john jones

no gun owner should do any business with company who donates to the demos and shows themselves to be anti-gun

James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon

They overwhelmingly give money to Democrat candidates and politicians. That alone is reason enough to never buy another knife from them.
https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/toprecips.php?id=D000047693&cycle=2018

Caleb

Best case scenario here is that these were worn out and/or in unsafe condition. If they are irreparable or not worth repairing, destruction would be a good idea.

Michael Z. Williamson

Both in the pic are obviously functional or easily repaired. The SKS looks almost new, and cannot be imported anymore, so is a collectible.

All they needed was an angle grinder or torch, both readily available at the local street department.

There was zero reason for b!tchmade to get involved, and certainly not without charging standard shop rates instead of as a “favor.”

Neither law nor court required destruction, this is just a local pig “policy.”

Newell Anderson

Gun Parts Corp. will buy any gun for parts! Why would anyone destroy what they can sell?

TheHolyCrow

This must be the result of that Commie POS by the name of Holder who used to be the AG under that other POS named O’Bummer. Remember him with his “fast & furious” thing ? He is on video from 1995 saying that they have to “brainwash the Americans about guns”. It’s funny how the local police depts, and the county prosecutors, have their yearly sales of recovered stolen merchandise ranging from statues of Aardvarks, to bicycles,to xylophones, and everything inbetween, but they never ever sell a firearm. They would rather destroy them in a way reminiscent of what happened… Read more »

Bob Freely

I’ve only ever owned one Benchmade knife and I really liked it. However for the better part of the last thirty years I’ve not bough anything Benchmade simply because of the price. There are too many equal or better for far lower prices. For me their action put the finial nail in their coffin.

DitchtheBench

How about everyone that has a benchmade knife just send them in to be sharpened. When you get them back cut rocks with them and send them right back. Drown them in their lifetime/forever sharp deal.

Dan

Lars Larson did not do Benchmade any favors over this. The Oregon legislature and local directives mandate that some firearms taken in by local police agencies MUST be destroyed-CANNOT BE SOLD, so Benchmade was just helping their local PD. A lot a people, including lars are making this a much bigger deal than it is.

Michael Z. Williamson

Both in the pic are obviously functional or easily repaired. The SKS looks almost new, and cannot be imported anymore, so is a collectible. There was zero reason for b!tchmade to get involved, and certainly not without charging standard shop rates instead of as a “favor.” Neither law nor court required destruction, this is just a local pig “policy.” Should we chop up the cars of drunk drivers? Would you help do so, if one was a 65 Mustang? Should we go back to the Prohibition tactic of pouring out booze? Would you if it were bottles of 30 year… Read more »

sean

i work for a local street department, and i would file a grievance with the union for working outside of our job description (assuming they asked us to do it) and/or preservation of work (assuming they used our equipment) if this happened in my town.

Libertarian4Life

Everyone on here is pointing the finger at Benchmade, who for years has made it clear that they back the military and local police, however, when they obliged to their request everyone all of the sudden has an issue with them. Maybe instead of blasting a company you should save your energy to battle the real culprits… Benchmade didn’t write these policies. They also weren’t the ones that stole the guns from their rightful owners. And those who want to say that Benchmade is anti 2A really need to stop and think about what they are saying. The 2A doesn’t… Read more »

SkrewBenchmade

Yeah. I figured you for a Benchmade apologist based on your previous comment.

Jimboinwv

Hey, dumbass…look who they gave money to in the 2012 elections. Stop bowing up until you research all the facts…just like all the social media people with young Sandman…and the contribution money to anti 2A Dems could only come from the owner…

Michael Z. Williamson

So if the guns were stolen, you support cutting them up rather than returning them to the owners?

There’s “supporting law enforcement” and “being a copsucker.”

We know which they and you are.

If the pigs want to cut up guns, the local street department has an angle grinder and a torch. There was zero reason for B!tchmade to get involved.

Wild Bill

@Liberarian4Life, We did not know that they meant “… that they back the military and local police, … ” in preference to the American people, American Constitutional Civil Rights, and their customers. Boycott Benchmade.

Doug

Nope, Benchmade donates all their political capitol to Democrats.

Superfluous Man

Benchmade says, “Benchmade is a proud and unwavering supporter of both law enforcement and Second Amendment rights.”

Well, Benchmade, you’re gonna have to choose. You can’t support both.

Jimboinwv

Actually, you can do both…but…at the end of the day…every concession we give to anti-2A factions just decrease our chance of winning…let them destroy their confiscated weapons. Peolice officers are not the bad guys…when the times come for them to storm our houses, the majority will be home protecting their own…it’s not you everyday policeperson, it’s the system they are forced to work in…I am sooo disappointed with the Benchmade folks..my friend used to say “I’m a little disappointed, but I’m not surprised…” come on..they choose to have their business in Oregon..

Charles Bender

I have to agree that the police department could have sold these guns to law abiding citizens and then used the money to buy needed supplies for their department.

Cam

Screw them, I haven’t bought a Benchmade for more than 5 years but won’t be buying again. That knife had a crappy temper and once the factory edge was gone resharpening was impossible.

D

Sound like you suck at sharpening.

Jim Harris

Heres to Bench made

Duncan

Forget Benchmade – no more $ from me

Colonialgirl

This moronic idiotic company has a HISTORY of large donations to the left winger, liberal, communist democrat party.
DO NOT BUY their products.