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10/23/2012 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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President Barack Obama has offended the bayonet community ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ spoke with multiple people in the bayonet industry who tell us they were shocked and even offended when Obama brought up the weapon during last night's debate.

FYI -- Obama was going after Romney when he said, "You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed."



According to the official U.S. Marine Corps website, every Marine is STILL required to complete a bayonet training program ... because "the weapon becomes just as effective [as a rifle] in close combat situations."

We spoke with Dan Riker from Bayonet Inc. -- a leading military surplus outlet that specializes in bayonets -- who tells us he believes Obama's comment was "ignorant ... because our soldiers still use bayonets."

He adds, “[Bayonets] are still distributed to the military all the time -- he should get educated on it”

For the record, Riker says he won't be voting for Obama ... "and I didn't vote for him last election either."

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Olivia    

Okay lets get real, how often has a bayonet been used in Iraq? I feel safe saying not nearly as much as guns.

547 days ago
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inawe1010    

Again, Obumbo is out of touch. Failed presidency and continued delusion from his throne.

547 days ago
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Becky    

Lovely. Simply ****ing lovely. Shank a bitch.

547 days ago
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Andy    

He never said Bayonets were no longer used.

547 days ago
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eicarr     

This is silly. They ARE used LESS than in 1916. Navy ships easily getting hit by a drone's missile is the future. Navy ships WILL be used LESS.

547 days ago
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shewentwhoa    

The Army still uses Bayonets and horses

547 days ago
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rey    

Well he did say fewer bayonets, not no bayonets.

547 days ago
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NINA    

This bayonet jerk is with the same "folk" who are running around up in the mountains, refusing to pay taxes with a crapload of weapons ready to shoot any government official who comes on their property because it is their fundamental right to prohibit outsiders. These people are a joke. Go OBAMA!!!

547 days ago
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lowens1975    

Get over it. You're just pissed because you're being replaced by drones.

547 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

What do you expect from Obama. He's just into playing basketball. Anything military is probably very foreign and frightening to him.

547 days ago
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Christy Jacobs     

Oh gee. A gun maker who won't vote for a Democrat. Alert the media! And Obama didn't say NO bayonets he said FEWER. This is the stupidest story EVER.

547 days ago
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St James III    

Sorry but there is less Horses and Bayonets used together in the military in this day and age. There's no offense in that....it's a statistical fact.

547 days ago
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Chris    

He never said they were not used anymore...he said there were fewer then their once were. Which is true.

547 days ago
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CelebJustice    

The military also still use horses. Afghanistan is a perfect example. Sorry dumbass, your snarky comment was a major FAIL, as is your presidency.

547 days ago
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mar1ey    

I'm not crazy about either candidate, but it is really digging deep to be offended by that comment. Just as you know what Romney meant by "Binders full of women", you know what the President meant when he brought up the bayonets. It is used as a weapon of last resort in close quarter fighting, not the first line of defense.

547 days ago
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