Benchmade Knives stuck their foot in it....

CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior MemberPosts: 11,122 Senior Member
I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,659 Senior Member
    I'll give Benchmade the benefit of the doubt.  However, it seems pretty clear that the post made by the Oregon City PD was done to create dissension among the ranks of gunowners.  If I were Benchmade, there's no way in hell I would help Oregon City ever again in destroying guns.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • BigDanSBigDanS Senior Member Posts: 6,825 Senior Member
    Benchmade is a Portland company, and the local gun groups are burning them up on social media, blogs, forums, etc.  They really stuck their foot in their mouth over this.

    D
    "A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." Mark Twain
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,122 Senior Member
    I'll give Benchmade the benefit of the doubt.  However, it seems pretty clear that the post made by the Oregon City PD was done to create dissension among the ranks of gunowners.  If I were Benchmade, there's no way in hell I would help Oregon City ever again in destroying guns.
    Between the Chief of police and Benchmade employees, I find it hard to believe nobody knew this would blow up on social media.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,233 Senior Member
    Benchmade made their antigun bed with their political donations a long time ago. They did this, and knew or should have known, that it would cause a poo storm, and did it anyway. They've laid down with the dogs of the antigun crew and woke up with a massive infestation of fleas.
    A good quality chop saw for metal doesn't cost that much and the PD probably already has one available at the city vehicle shop. They should use that one, or go buy one for their use. Doesn't take a Rhodes Scholar to run a chop saw.
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • GilaGila Posts: 1,148 Senior Member
    edited February 21 #6
    According to the article, these were guns, that had been evidence, ordered destroyed by courts and guns turned in to the police for destruction by their owners who no longer wanted them.  Benchmade did this as a favor for the police department, and no other reason.
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,122 Senior Member
    edited February 21 #7
    tennmike said:
    Benchmade made their antigun bed with their political donations a long time ago. They did this, and knew or should have known, that it would cause a poo storm, and did it anyway. They've laid down with the dogs of the antigun crew and woke up with a massive infestation of fleas.
    A good quality chop saw for metal doesn't cost that much and the PD probably already has one available at the city vehicle shop. They should use that one, or go buy one for their use. Doesn't take a Rhodes Scholar to run a chop saw.
    Yeah, DeanC's comment was handing the Chief a Harbor Freight catalog would have saved the Benchmade company a lot of money in the long run.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,122 Senior Member
    edited February 21 #8
    Gila said:
    According to the article, these were guns, that had been evidence, ordered destroyed by courts and guns turned in to the police for destruction by their owners who no longer wanted them.  Benchmade did this as a favor for the police department, and no other reason.
    https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=de+asis


    Darlene Hooley = NRA F rating 


    Follow the money, always follow the money.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,233 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Gila said:
    According to the article, these were guns, that had been evidence, ordered destroyed by courts and guns turned in to the police for destruction by their owners who no longer wanted them.  Benchmade did this as a favor for the police department, and no other reason.
    https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=de+asis


    Darlene Hooley = NRA F rating 


    Follow the money, always follow the money.
    It would appear that Benchmade never met a DEMOCRAT candidate they didn't like. Not so much for Republican candidates.
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,122 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Gila said:
    According to the article, these were guns, that had been evidence, ordered destroyed by courts and guns turned in to the police for destruction by their owners who no longer wanted them.  Benchmade did this as a favor for the police department, and no other reason.
    https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=de+asis


    Darlene Hooley = NRA F rating 


    Follow the money, always follow the money.
    It would appear that Benchmade never met a DEMOCRAT candidate they didn't like. Not so much for Republican candidates.
    To Benchmades credit, it is not like they elect a lot of Republicans in Oregon, you have to play in the sandbox with the kids in the neighborhood, gotta buy favor with the ones that are going to win.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,858 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    tennmike said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Gila said:
    According to the article, these were guns, that had been evidence, ordered destroyed by courts and guns turned in to the police for destruction by their owners who no longer wanted them.  Benchmade did this as a favor for the police department, and no other reason.
    https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=de+asis


    Darlene Hooley = NRA F rating 


    Follow the money, always follow the money.
    It would appear that Benchmade never met a DEMOCRAT candidate they didn't like. Not so much for Republican candidates.
    To Benchmades credit, it is not like they elect a lot of Republicans in Oregon, you have to play in the sandbox with the kids in the neighborhood, gotta buy favor with the ones that are going to win.
    This. No way Portland area is electing a Republican. Nothing more than a little grease in the palms of those in charge so they look out for you. Sad our political system works this way, but it does, so can't fault them one bit for playing the game. 

    As for the general thread, yet another opportunity for us to eat our own. Keep going at this rate wont be anyone left. Good luck with that. 
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,615 Senior Member
    alphasigmookie said:As for the general thread, yet another opportunity for us to eat our own. Keep going at this rate wont be anyone left. Good luck with that. 
    Eating your own is not limited to conservatives or gun owners.................


    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • alphasigmookiealphasigmookie Senior Member Posts: 8,858 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio said:
    alphasigmookie said:As for the general thread, yet another opportunity for us to eat our own. Keep going at this rate wont be anyone left. Good luck with that. 
    Eating your own is not limited to conservatives or gun owners.................


    Oh absolutely. The PC BS on both sides has gotten way out of hand. And yes this is essentially ranting and raving about Benchmade not being PC, the P part is just conservative P rather the the liberal P we're more adept at noticing. 
    "Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
    -DoctorWho
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,122 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    tennmike said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Gila said:
    According to the article, these were guns, that had been evidence, ordered destroyed by courts and guns turned in to the police for destruction by their owners who no longer wanted them.  Benchmade did this as a favor for the police department, and no other reason.
    https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=de+asis


    Darlene Hooley = NRA F rating 


    Follow the money, always follow the money.
    It would appear that Benchmade never met a DEMOCRAT candidate they didn't like. Not so much for Republican candidates.
    To Benchmades credit, it is not like they elect a lot of Republicans in Oregon, you have to play in the sandbox with the kids in the neighborhood, gotta buy favor with the ones that are going to win.
    This. No way Portland area is electing a Republican. Nothing more than a little grease in the palms of those in charge so they look out for you. Sad our political system works this way, but it does, so can't fault them one bit for playing the game. 

    As for the general thread, yet another opportunity for us to eat our own. Keep going at this rate wont be anyone left. Good luck with that. 
    Benchmade and the Chief of Police are still morons for putting this on social media, they get what they deserve.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,853 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    tennmike said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Gila said:
    According to the article, these were guns, that had been evidence, ordered destroyed by courts and guns turned in to the police for destruction by their owners who no longer wanted them.  Benchmade did this as a favor for the police department, and no other reason.
    https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=de+asis


    Darlene Hooley = NRA F rating 


    Follow the money, always follow the money.
    It would appear that Benchmade never met a DEMOCRAT candidate they didn't like. Not so much for Republican candidates.
    To Benchmades credit, it is not like they elect a lot of Republicans in Oregon, you have to play in the sandbox with the kids in the neighborhood, gotta buy favor with the ones that are going to win.
    This. No way Portland area is electing a Republican. Nothing more than a little grease in the palms of those in charge so they look out for you. Sad our political system works this way, but it does, so can't fault them one bit for playing the game. 

    As for the general thread, yet another opportunity for us to eat our own. Keep going at this rate wont be anyone left. Good luck with that. 
    Are they “our own” if they support gun grabbers and cut up guns?

    also- laws that force police to destroy these guns are anti-police. The department could sell these and get needed equipment for the department. 
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 6,659 Senior Member
    Aren't RCBS and Leupold both headquartered in Oregon?  I don't recall hearing or reading of either supporting any sort of gun destruction project.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,122 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    tennmike said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Gila said:
    According to the article, these were guns, that had been evidence, ordered destroyed by courts and guns turned in to the police for destruction by their owners who no longer wanted them.  Benchmade did this as a favor for the police department, and no other reason.
    https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=de+asis


    Darlene Hooley = NRA F rating 


    Follow the money, always follow the money.
    It would appear that Benchmade never met a DEMOCRAT candidate they didn't like. Not so much for Republican candidates.
    To Benchmades credit, it is not like they elect a lot of Republicans in Oregon, you have to play in the sandbox with the kids in the neighborhood, gotta buy favor with the ones that are going to win.
    That's like saying chickens must lobby for Col Sanders. 
    That is how the game is played, I did not make the rules.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 20,135 Senior Member
    The PC BS on both sides has gotten way out of hand. And yes this is essentially ranting and raving about Benchmade not being PC, the P part is just conservative P rather the the liberal P we're more adept at noticing. 
    This. In spades. I see it on both sides - I've even (occasionally) seen it here.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,122 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    tennmike said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Gila said:
    According to the article, these were guns, that had been evidence, ordered destroyed by courts and guns turned in to the police for destruction by their owners who no longer wanted them.  Benchmade did this as a favor for the police department, and no other reason.
    https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=de+asis


    Darlene Hooley = NRA F rating 


    Follow the money, always follow the money.
    It would appear that Benchmade never met a DEMOCRAT candidate they didn't like. Not so much for Republican candidates.
    To Benchmades credit, it is not like they elect a lot of Republicans in Oregon, you have to play in the sandbox with the kids in the neighborhood, gotta buy favor with the ones that are going to win.
    This. No way Portland area is electing a Republican. Nothing more than a little grease in the palms of those in charge so they look out for you. Sad our political system works this way, but it does, so can't fault them one bit for playing the game. 

    As for the general thread, yet another opportunity for us to eat our own. Keep going at this rate wont be anyone left. Good luck with that. 
    Are they “our own” if they support gun grabbers and cut up guns?

    also- laws that force police to destroy these guns are anti-police. The department could sell these and get needed equipment for the department. 
    Meh, the military donates their old equipment to the cops, nothing to see here, move along.

    Being sarcastic, you are of course, correct.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,148 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 said:
    tennmike said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Gila said:
    According to the article, these were guns, that had been evidence, ordered destroyed by courts and guns turned in to the police for destruction by their owners who no longer wanted them.  Benchmade did this as a favor for the police department, and no other reason.
    https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=de+asis


    Darlene Hooley = NRA F rating 


    Follow the money, always follow the money.
    It would appear that Benchmade never met a DEMOCRAT candidate they didn't like. Not so much for Republican candidates.
    To Benchmades credit, it is not like they elect a lot of Republicans in Oregon, you have to play in the sandbox with the kids in the neighborhood, gotta buy favor with the ones that are going to win.
    This. No way Portland area is electing a Republican. Nothing more than a little grease in the palms of those in charge so they look out for you. Sad our political system works this way, but it does, so can't fault them one bit for playing the game. 

    As for the general thread, yet another opportunity for us to eat our own. Keep going at this rate wont be anyone left. Good luck with that. 
    Are they “our own” if they support gun grabbers and cut up guns?

    also- laws that force police to destroy these guns are anti-police. The department could sell these and get needed equipment for the department. 

    CHIRO1989 said:
    tennmike said:
    CHIRO1989 said:
    Gila said:
    According to the article, these were guns, that had been evidence, ordered destroyed by courts and guns turned in to the police for destruction by their owners who no longer wanted them.  Benchmade did this as a favor for the police department, and no other reason.
    https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=de+asis


    Darlene Hooley = NRA F rating 


    Follow the money, always follow the money.
    It would appear that Benchmade never met a DEMOCRAT candidate they didn't like. Not so much for Republican candidates.
    To Benchmades credit, it is not like they elect a lot of Republicans in Oregon, you have to play in the sandbox with the kids in the neighborhood, gotta buy favor with the ones that are going to win.
    This. No way Portland area is electing a Republican. Nothing more than a little grease in the palms of those in charge so they look out for you. Sad our political system works this way, but it does, so can't fault them one bit for playing the game. 

    As for the general thread, yet another opportunity for us to eat our own. Keep going at this rate wont be anyone left. Good luck with that. 
    Are they “our own” if they support gun grabbers and cut up guns?

    also- laws that force police to destroy these guns are anti-police. The department could sell these and get needed equipment for the department. 
    You are correct, the department could sell them except for the weapons ordered destroyed by courts.  What is needed here is a law, which mandates that the departments must sell them to raise funds.  BTW, Arizona has this law, so it can be done.
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 26,233 Senior Member
    Gila said:
    Are they “our own” if they support gun grabbers and cut up guns?

    also- laws that force police to destroy these guns are anti-police. The department could sell these and get needed equipment for the department. 

    Are they “our own” if they support gun grabbers and cut up guns?

    also- laws that force police to destroy these guns are anti-police. The department could sell these and get needed equipment for the department. 
    You are correct, the department could sell them except for the weapons ordered destroyed by courts.  What is needed here is a law, which mandates that the departments must sell them to raise funds.  BTW, Arizona has this law, so it can be done.
    Firearms confiscated by the local PDs in my area are sold (auctioned off in lots) to gun dealers who resell them to the public. PDs make money on the sales and buy stuff they need.

    As to eating our own, I don't think calling out a company for doing something blatantly stupid that will inflame their supporters is ever a bad idea. Remember Dick's Sporting Goods? Trying to play both sides of the field is walking an unmarked field of antipersonnel mines. You gonna hit one eventually.
    And if no Republican can win in 'Portlandia' or other coastal areas then the winning move would be to not donate to anyone, especially the party that wants to confiscate all firearms so they can get that police state thing going. They aren't gonna do you any favors once they're in office. And don't do stupid stuff like cutting up firearms for the PD for ANY reason. Benchmade appears to be feeding others to the alligator hoping the alligator eats them last.
    If the U.S. Congress was put in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a shortage of sand in under six months.



  • GilaGila Posts: 1,148 Senior Member
    edited February 22 #23
    I did not know any of this prior to this thread.  All I knew was that Benchmade makes quality knives, and the models I own are illegal in a lot of states.  That means that they are really shooting themselves in the foot with their extra curricular activities...
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • 10canyon5310canyon53 Member Posts: 1,294 Senior Member
    Gila said:
    That means that they are really stabbing themselves in the foot with their extra curricular activities...
    FIFY
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,736 Senior Member
    edited February 23 #25
    As an aside, please notice that a post bypassing  the autocensor has been deleted. (Yes, yours Zorba....it's getting to sound like a broken record), and another directly quoting it went away, too.

    Knock it off.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 20,135 Senior Member
    As an aside, please notice that a post bypassing  the autocensor has been deleted. (Yes, yours Zorba....it's getting to sound like a broken record), and another directly quoting it went away, too.

    Knock it off.

    Mike
    Do PM me and tell me about it - 'cause I sure don't remember/intend blah, blah...
    In any event, apologies!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,736 Senior Member
    I don't need to PM you, because if you don't recall your own rabid aversion to Facebook, I don't think spending my time recollecting it for you would be of much benefit to either of us.

    We get it .....you don't like Facebook. We got it a long time ago.

    Let it go, at least here.

    Got it???

    Linefinder
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 20,135 Senior Member
    Ok!
    Now I know to what you are referring - I honestly didn't know.
    Got it!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 4,736 Senior Member
    Thank you. And I mean that sincerely, I really do.

    And I wasn't picking on you....some others will soon experience the same short rope.

    In explanation, since the last forum software upgrade, my abilities to post, much less moderate, have been greatly curtailed. IT finally got to the bottom of it. I am now back in the saddle.

    You just happened to be the unfortunate "point man". 

    Mike

    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 11,122 Senior Member
    Thank you. And I mean that sincerely, I really do.

    And I wasn't picking on you....some others will soon experience the same short rope.

    In explanation, since the last forum software upgrade, my abilities to post, much less moderate, have been greatly curtailed. IT finally got to the bottom of it. I am now back in the saddle.

    You just happened to be the unfortunate "point man". 

    Mike

    The forum is better when any of the Mods post more. Moderate away....
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,615 Senior Member
    Oh that could have meant anything.........


    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
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