police I would certainly have considered a benchmade knife where I ever to purchase a knife, but: Democrats are far more then the enemy of the 2nd amendment, just look at what they are up to and ask yourself if you would support almost any of their positions, I certainly would not ever support any democrat politician, no matter what he/she claims because it is what they come together as a party to accomplish that matters. I don’t go to Dick’s because they’re dicks and there’s an Academy across the street. So far what I can say is that the company doesn’t seem to have a policy of major donations and appears to have no corporate involvement with a PAC. That is the law in Arizona, tho some legal battles do remain. They said some of the guns were donated, yet were going to be destroyed. I have a couple of Benchmades, but prefer my Spydercos, Cold Steels and Esee Junglas above all. Messages: 991 Likes Received: 330. Benchmade and their future customers should burn in Hell. Having some experience here. I will no longer support Benchmade and will happily buy knockoffs of their products at 1/5th the price. Nothing like empty words and bad actions to make me believer. As for the guns in question why couldn’t those guns be transferred to a local FFL and sold to someone that could legally own them. Outside Spending in the 2020 cycle: $0. My question for Benchmade would be this: How much time, money, and effort are you putting in to get our stupid federal knife laws rescinded? Trying to keep a straight face. Benchmade has made multiple political donations to anti-gun Democrats and has no record of contributing to any Republicans or pro-freedom candidates. The Oregon City Police posted this statement to their Facebook page last night, explaining that they’re required by law to destroy guns that are turned in or used in the commission of crimes: The thing about gun owners, though, is that we have memories that would put a herd of elephants to shame. This isn’t lobbying, it’s flat out donations. I am so glad this was brought to my attention. Have in the past used recycled materials and produced high quality blades and will do again. The fact they cut up a couple guns at the request of LE, honestly doesn’t really concern me at all. I will not buy a Smith & Wesson to this day because of their caving to political expediency a few years back. Been circling a nice pocket knife of theirs for two years. Great customer service , fast shipping. 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. . Those flames were then fanned when it came to light that Benchmade had given significant political contributions to local and state Democrats. they should have said no. I have way too many knives, or so says the Wife. Joined: May 12, 2010 Location: tulsa. They don’t get it. Knives are not that hard to make good quality if you have a little knowledge of metallurgy and with the knife laws here in Commiestralia the sorts i want that are either restricted or outright banned…. Just because something is popular doesn’t mean that it’s automatically bad either. I posted in the previous thread that I was disappointed/confused that Benchmade would donate to anti-2A politicians. The police may have had to destroy the firearms, but Benchmade VOLUNTEERED to let them do so with their equipment. This week on The Fight For Gun Rights, Jon Patton is talking about Benchmade Knife Company angering its gun-toting customer base by helping to destroy guns AND exposing them for … Pinterest. Get woke, go broke . Reactions: 94LEVERFAN , §ºµ†hè®ñ_ߺý , jakeg823 and 1 other person The original episode began when Benchmade's role in helping its local Oregon City Police Department cut up firearms was highlighted on the agency's social media channel. If that’s the case then Benchmade is a company run by people who think a progressive administrative state is better than one that embodies personal liberty and freedom. Already have a serviceable general purpose knife, taking time to consider a major upgrade is not a failing. What is definitely more troubling is Benchmade’s political contributions veering sharply to the left. Do you suggest that a firearm be returned to an armed robbery convict upon his release from prison? The OCPD asked for a favor they said sure, not realizing OCPD was going to toss them under the 2A bus. I’ve landed on this really gratifying tactic of just buying what I want because I like it. EZ jwm…tell everyone they suck like I do, Everyone that owns one of their crappy knives should send them a video of it being destroyed. I saw that in the forums. Read a little bit better, comprehend what he wrote, and then check your stupidity. Apparently the majority of funds are going to Democrats who Openly denounced 2A. I understand that the police department wouldn’t be able to sell firearms directly to the public and quite honestly I don’t think I would want them to. No, destroying them doesn’t nothing they already have your money. The social media outcry was swift, and it grew as … well they wont see customs, and me being me they wont be used in a crime so unless i leave them lying around when the cops come to inspect firearms they wont know…. I get that the police are forced to follow their own protocols and procedures, but Benchmade doesn’t need to participate. I purchased exactly one pocketknife from Benchmade and within one minute of having it in my hands decided that company would never get another dime from me. The guardian is very nice, but the leather sheath doesn’t work for what I do. Benchmade is among them. According to OpenSecrets.org, Benchmade has been heavily favoring anti-gun Democrats in recent elections. for Feb 21, 2019 #24. A firestorm has erupted after photos surfaced of Benchmade cutting up firearms for Oregon City PD. It has CPM M4 blade steel and can’t go a week of opening mail envelopes without going from shaving sharp to barely usable edge. Bye, Benchmade. 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. So i guess if u have a bunch children or school books u would destroy them rather donate to poor people or the local library i don’t see the difference.. or a new car that is evidence i’m sure that would end up in ur garage! These are commitments that we do not take lightly and will continue to support well into the future. Personally this country would be better served without any of them and they could all pack up and move to Venezuela as far as I’m concerned. For example, in 2018 all individual donations from Benchmade total out to $7,903 while that same year the company spent $120,000 on lobbying with $90,000 paid to Tremont Strategies Group and $30,000 paid to ADS Ventures. They’ve been putting out half assed attempts at new products and just raising their prices and changed nothing. Just like The People’s Republic of China (PRC) The Marxist Demo-Nuts approve! The Oregon City Police Department does not sell firearms.”. Without knowing the search terms that could take forever and I’m not getting paid to do the research. Good grief man.”. It was their right. Looking at their donation list for politicians that voted for gun bans and confiscation they are more anti-gun then Dicks, and have been for longer. Not me, I’ll nevercome to grip with chinese products, including knives. Destroying guns simply because they were used in a crime is virtue signalling, and fundimentally nothing more than a political act to demonize firearms. So Benchmade wasn’t taking a stand against the Second Amendment by aiding the local police department in destroying the guns. it just doesnt look good Most notorious amongst gun owners to receive political donations from Benchmade is US Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR). Not MY money. 24 Feb 2019 um 11:05 am Nori It seems like Oregon,Washington,California don’t like the rights of the people they have the privilege to serve for. Daniel Defense put the woe on that horse before it could get out of the gate. Seems like this is a one-or-the-other prospect more often than not. These were firearms that the Oregon City Police Department had to destroy in alignment with their policies. Actually yes for the most part I do. Did they bother asking if any poor mom in the hood needed to protect her family after numerous break-ins and rapes? I was sent an audio clip from the Lars Larson Show where a spokesman from Benchmade talked with the host about the incident and the donations were brought up. There are still gun owners who won’t buy anything from Ruger thirty years after the company’s now-deceased founder endorsed magazine capacity limits. That guy is a crypto-communist lockstep marching progressive Borg soldier. Money over quality, https://www.gpknives.com/mcustatokugawadamascus.html. > There's lots more , search terms : Benchmade Knives political > donations . Simply get 3 FFL’s to give us bids, then sell to the highest bidder. For example the democrats unwillingness to see that all aspects of national security are met. ... Benchmade is a proud and unwavering supporter of both law enforcement and Second Amendment rights. It’s the system the founding fathers gave us. “Court ordered destruction” can mean a lot, unless you buy into the narrative of “illegal guns”. Even worse, some said, Benchmade donated to anti-gun Democrat Party politicians – specifically, a Congressman from Oregon and another from New Mexico. Knife Control NOW ! I appreciate them talking about how important the Second Amendment is to them. United States. The social media outcry was swift, and it grew as Benchmade’s political contributions were scrutinized. Second Amendment supporters are incensed. Most likely it is the political donations and not the cutting up of guns. Same result, less potential backlash. 8, National Gun Owner Registration Schrader is widely despised by the gun rights community for cosponsoring H.R. Like a $50 cutoff saw or $19 angle grinder? The problem here isn’t that Benchmade destroyed the guns — I have ruined a few receivers in my time or cut them up when they were unsafe to build a rifle from — it’s that they allowed the police to involve them in their publicity. Allowing themselves to serve as a prop in publicizing it does bother me. Great every day knives, but it will be a sad day in hell before I buy a chinese knife. In regards to the donations, if you read carefully, they were not made by Benchmade, but by private parties under Benchmade, which would be employees. (Just like future Gun Control//or Knife control from the PRC, and The U.K…. Good grief man. Not 1 more inch. However, the sticking point, of you will, against benchmade is their several years of 100% campaign contributions to anti gun democrats. The Venn diagram of gun owners and knife customers shows a lot of overlap and this could give many of them reason to look elsewhere for their next blade. DevilDolphin. But hey do drop by sometime, we always have extra doughnuts in the break room on Tuesdays”. What about…. Les de Asis created one of the most influential knife companies in the world, and his influence in and on the knife community will be a lasting legacy well into the future. Oregon Hunters Association Campaign contributions are damning. So, I vote to NOT follow the blind leading the blind. I’m not super upset that this company lent their tools to chop up firearms in Oregon, but the fact they gave money to Martin Heinrich (D-NM) is a deal breaker. If only we could find a 100% accurate shrink who could tell us these folks are 100% rehabilitated, I’m all for it. Furthermore, OPD can have whatever policy they want, or the voters will tolerate. its that simple. He voted yes on national reciprocity in 2017. The spokesman expressed his support for 2A rights, but did not offer a clear explanation of why the donations were made to the opposition. Been looking to upgrade my 13 year old car. A post appeared on the OCPD Facebook page (since taken down) with a few images and a statement of thanks to Benchmade: Facebook post from the Oregon City Police Dept. Benchmade has made multiple political donations to anti-gun Democrats and has no record of contributing to any Republicans or pro-freedom candidates. I don’t know about the rest of the states, but the state I came from had a 70% recidivism rate. WhatsApp . Sooooo what you’re saying Strych9 is you support gun control???? Bunch of different blade shapes and very affordable. They also spent $120,000 on lobbying which has been their lobbying budget for the last number of years. They also both have a contract with UMass and one of them works on behalf of an electrical utility company. Sean Penn and Robert DiNero have been in some great movies, but not lately. In fact, I’m buying a Kershaw AM-3 in OD green in a few minutes. We the people have rights and we only allow privileges that cam be revoked at anytime to government to govern not destroy good serviceable 2nd Amendment property of American Citizens! Sam, I completely agree. In regard to Benchmade , it seems to me they are just another Dick’s. Nobody cares that it is about Surefire or Benchmade or whatever your favorite company might be. Plus once the 2A is trampled for guns, knives are a push over. Yeah, there are products probably just as good (in fact, my Grizzly is close in quality, just not big enough), but I like the Yeti stuff. If I must buy a folder, I’ll look to Spyderco from now on. That happens sometimes, and the LE agency is likley bound by state law or litigation from selling/auctioning them. Those campaign contributions are absolutely unforgivable, and frankly downright disgusting. Of all the pro-gun groups, the NRA is the worst when it comes to actually opposing anti-2A legislation and legal cases. They were involved in cutting up some guns with an Oregon PD > ... weasel words followed . $5200 went to Kurt Schrader (D-OR) and $2700 went to Martin Heinrich (D-NM). If you want it . If it's true that they give most of their political donations to anti-gun candidates then that's really what bothers me. I used to live in Portland and can say without hesitation that Oregon has always been fertile ground for radical, leftist groups. What did Benchmade get in return for that money? Within just a few hours, however, Benchmade was facing accusations of anti-Second Amendment leanings. other response someone got was the police used to use the recycling center to do it. Here are Benchmade’s top contribution recipients: Kurt Schrader has a decent record on guns. Why not take all the books and internet hard drives and burn them too….. Who writes this fail of article u commie libtard! My plea to you is that if benchmade has lost your business send them an email explaining why. guns Most likely it was a low level request, middle management said SURE, we will help out or local PD. It will actually recoil in your hand! In 2012 and 2010, they donated to Republican candidates. Opponents thrust Benchmade into the spotlight for destroying guns and running politically left in a few instances. Not Daniel Defense as far as I know but Rock River for sure. Benchmade’s marketing rep has made claim that they have donated over a million dollars to pro gun rights organizations in the same period that they donated $33K to democratic candidates, I am curious to see if over the next few days any gun rights organizations step forward to acknowledge receiving any of the “over a million” that benchmade has claimed to contributed. If they are ordered surrenderd by the court as part of a criminal proceding they MUST be sold to a local FFL. The Microtech I recently purchased seems to be what I need overall, so I’m not sure I’ll ever even need another. It seems to be Pelosi and Schumers mantra because Trump wants to build the southern border wall. According to OpenSecrets.org, the company has contributed a total of $29,803 since the 2012 election cycle to political candidates. 300 BeaverCreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045. Stickman says: June 29, 2019 at 05:56 Might be the people who don’t understand that if you don’t donate you don’t get to spend time with your reps to influence them. There’s no point in destroying something you’ve already paid for. Unfortunately for the US these particular jackasses do. DEC 11TH IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER A KNIFE USING NEXT DAY AIR! I own a number of their knives and anyone who says they make shitty knives or are not worth the price is wrong or got a knockoff. Agreed. Companies donating less than 50% of political donations to Republicans: BENCHMADE KNIFE CO– The company involved in the incident that prompted this inquisition, is found to give 91% of its political donations to Democrats. I suspect they are, essentially, the same company and both owned by Advanced Drainage Systems Inc because 1) they have basically the same client list, 2) both have “about us” sections on Tremont’s website, and they both have exactly the same mailing address at. the last aspect is another i HATE in this POS commie c&ntry, Major Derp i would love to leave australia and move to america where there is quite a bit more liberty. I avoid trends and things that are popular. According to opensecrets.com, Benchmade has made political contributions to a number of politicians over the years and they’ve been trending in one particular direction. THIS is all over Facebook…I have no problem dissing a company who gives $ to Dumbocrats. Matt Elliott, Director of Marketing at Benchmade, joined Tom and discussed the destruction elephant in the room, the political donations, and their support of the Interstate Transport Act. Now my custom Benchmade Bedlam is worth squat. Bear and Sons make better Butterfly knives , and Boker better Automatics. Backcountry Hunters & Anglers This is a thread to post about the recent Benchmade topic regarding their assistance in cutting up guns and their political donations. A recent spat involving Benchmade Knife Company, the Oregon City Police Department, and incensed Second Amendment advocates put the American-made knife manufacturer in the political … I like them all and would take any of them over this junk Contego Benchmade sold me. Easy decision. To be specific, $33,203 has been donated to the Democratic agenda. 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