My dad (who was a printer) had a very nifty saying “El papel aguanta lo que le pongas” (Paper holds whatever you want to put (write) on it.” which meant just because it is on paper, it ain’t necessarily the truth.

Although Benchmade did not put it in paper but pixels, the principle holds., so let’s apply another saying: The proof is in the pudding. In my other post about this boondoggle, I shared a link from OpenSecrets.com which posted political donations from Benchmade people, let’s look at them and see how much they supported candidates who respected the Second Amendment, shall we?

Donation to Martin  Heinrich (D) , junior United States Senator from New Mexico since 2013.

Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich – a hunter and former National Rifle Association member – is pushing gun control measures that would ban bump stocks and deny those on the federal no-fly list the right to buy firearms.Today, the New Mexico Democrat today teamed with Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on a bill to prohibit the sale of bump stock devices and other mechanisms which allow semi-automatic firearms to spray bullets much like fully automatic guns.
Sen. Heinrich pursues new gun controls

Donation to Earl Blumenauer (D) U.S. Representative for Oregon’s 3rd congressional district.

Congress must pass commonsense reforms to keep our communities safe, including legislation to: close the gun sales loophole and require background checks on all sales, prohibit the sale of military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines, remove barriers to gun violence research, increase the minimum buying age to 21, ensure better enforcement of current laws and regulations, and more.
Enough is enough. We demand action.
Earl Blumenauer’s website

Darlene Hooley (D) . Former Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon who represented the state’s 5th congressional district.

Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Prevent unauthorized firearm use with “smart gun” technology. (Aug 2000)
OnTheIssues.com – Darlene Hooley on Gun Control


Patricia Murray (D). Serving as the senior United States Senator from Washington

Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
Voted NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
Voted YES on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership. (Sep 2007)
Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers. (Jul 2005)
Voted NO on banning lawsuits against gun manufacturers for gun violence. (Mar 2004)
Voted YES on background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
Voted NO on more penalties for gun & drug violations. (May 1999)
Voted NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows. (May 1999)
Voted NO on maintaining current law: guns sold without trigger locks. (Jul 1998)
OnTheIssues.com – Patty Murray on Gun Control

Mark Udall (D) Served as a United States Senator from Colorado from 2009 to 2015.

Prevent criminals from buying and carrying deadly weapons. (Aug 2008)
Hunting & angling tradition generates income and jobs. (Mar 2008)
Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
Voted YES on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains. (Apr 2009)
Voted NO on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
Voted NO on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
Voted NO on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
OnThe Issues.com -Mark Udall

Rob Cornilles was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Oregon.

I could not find an official stance of his on Gun Control, only a post from Oregon Firearms Association:

“During the primary, Cornilles would not take a position on gun rights. Some of the other candidates, even those who opposed gun rights, went on the record. Now that the general election is looming, knowing his position on the Second Amendment is more important than ever .”

Kurt Schrader (D). U.S. Representative for Oregon’s 5th congressional district.

This one was weird. He carries a B grade from both the NRA and Brady Campaign. Only record I could find was he supported Veterans being able to registering firearms brought from abroad.

 

Ronald Wyden (D) Serving as the senior United States Senator for Oregon.

Hamilton Creek School eighth-grader Berkley Ringler asked U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden at a Saturday town hall in Albany if he planned to pass bans on bump stocks and assault rifles.
His answer was short and drew some of the loudest applause of the event:
“Yes.”
Wyden on guns: This time is going to be different

 

Jeffrey Merkley (D) Serving as the junior United States Senator from Oregon.

The third issue was whether or not to institute an “assault rifle” ban, which was similar to the one that restricted new weapon sales for 10 years, including magazines that would hold more than 10 rounds. There was an overwhelming amount of the public who raised their hands to show they would be against such legislation.
“I’m supportive of those items,” said Merkley. His team found that in every massacre where at least six people died, they were all done with an assault rifle of 50 or more rounds. Merkley disputed the point that a shooter could change out magazines quickly. He also purported that more Americans died from “bullets than they are by car accidents,” causing an uproar of disagreement and a few people leaving the room.
Gun rights take attention at Merkley town hall

Scott Bruun is a Republican politician from the US state of Oregon. He served in the Oregon House of Representatives representing District 37

I can’t find a firm position from Brunn during his tenure. heck, not even a wobbly position and only a very mild “pro-gun” article written by him after he left office.

Those are the names found on that list linked above. You come up with your own conclusions.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

7 thoughts on “Benchmade issues damage control statement. Does the company really stand for the Second Amendment?”
  1. Always thought Benchmade were overpriced. Get a good SOG for 1/10th the price and it works just as well.

    I am really surprised to see they are supporting so many anti-2nd politicians though. After guns are banned, minimized, heavily restricted, etc… they will be going after the knives. Sort of limiting your company’s future.

  2. If this is how they “support” the Second Amendment, what is their idea of opposing it?
    Lying liars who fabricate and speak falsely.
    Glad I didn’t buy that knife, now! Now they will never see any of my dollars.

  3. I used to struggle with the decision on the cheaper Gerber Bear Grillis vs. the sexy Adamas for a cord-wrapped fixed blade. No more. Maybe I’ll splurge and get a Strider.

  4. My EDC knife is a Buck stockman. My sheath knives are a USMC Kabar and a Shrade sharpfinger that I’ve had for close to 40 years. I had to buy a new sheath for the sharpfinger about 7 or 8 years ago. I’ll keep my money and they can go right on donating to gun haters and spouting how they support the 2nd Amendment.

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