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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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166.

Mikey    

Obama is a former drug dealer who forged his college admissions papers in order to get free college scholarship money. He wants to cut our nuclear arsenal from 5000 (thousand) to 300 (hundred) and want to cut our naval fleet. This man is dangerous and bayonets are the least of our problems.


Why does he continue to bow to Middle East and Chinese leaders but they never bow back to him?

673 days ago
167.

buzz kill    

So what does bayonets and horses have to do with Romney pointing out that we have fewer ships than we had in 1916? I guess that means the Navy doesn't need ships, and can make do with floaties and rubber duckies.

673 days ago
168.

Geminus    

Been in both Gulf wars as recently as 2011... did not see one single bayonet.

673 days ago
169.

zbeast    

You guys are talking to a company that sell "military surplus" and they thing they have a surplus of are "Bayonets"!!!
But the real story here is Mitt thinks were still fighting world war 2. Large numbers of ships steaming around the oceans shooting shells at other ships..
These day's we use Jet fighter, destroyers (that shoot missiles), subs and helo's that can destroy other ships from hundreds of miles away.

And who are we going to fight with all of these ships your talking about building?
Does mitt have an investment in ship yards or is this he's latest face swap? This week Mitt the war hawk..

673 days ago
170.

Bob    

Wow, can these idiots not "listen" to what he said... he said LESS horses and bayonets, he didnt say we dont use any.... you dumb ppl who agree with this are whats wrong with this country lol LEARN ENGLISH

673 days ago
171.

animals28    

OMG the president said FEWER not that they didn't use ANY!!!!!! WE ARE SO SICK OF THIS CRAP AND TWISTING OF WORDS! FACTS ONLY PLEASE! And TMZ shame on you for giving Trump ANY time. He is a blow hard and you of all group of people (esp the top) should not feed him. Ridiculous - as if we need more of the BS we've been fed for months?

673 days ago
172.

gayonet    

aw wittle danny is mad he won't get to overcharge the dod for as many orders of bayonets as he used to. the bayonet inc website is literally 'Dealing in original and reproduction American, German and British WWII equipment and gear.'

673 days ago
173.

cv    

Ships that go underwater? I think Obama means boats

673 days ago
174.

Gary    

Ok,

Ex-Marine here. The Marine Corps does issue Marines Bayonets nor have i heard of anyone ever having or using one in my 4 years. I just recently got out last december.

We are trained with rubber bayonets that are from the veitnam era but thats about it.

673 days ago
175.

Shari    

HE SAID FEWER BAYONETS ARE USED!!! IS THAT STATEMENT REALLY ENOUGH TO SWAY YOUR VOTE?? PLEASE MR RIKER!!! You didn't vote for him in 08 and you won't now. You made more out of his statement than you should have. PERIOD!!

673 days ago
176.

c104    

It should be noted, however, that Obama said there are "fewer horses and bayonets," not that bayonets have been eliminated from the armed services."

673 days ago
177.

Joe Price    

We still issue tactical tomahawks and KHHI of Nepal has had to keep up with the demand for special operations edition of their famous Khukuri. During the TET offensive in 1968 in Siagon, I taught my troops and effectively used the British Square. If you don't know what I'm talking about then don't try to act like you do.

673 days ago
178.

4 real    

WE YHE PEOPLE HAVE COME TO A CONCLUSION THAT ROMNEY AGENDAR IS TO RESTORE THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.WE KNOW WHEN ITS RAIN AND WHEN ITS@#$%@#$.

673 days ago
179.

Marco T.    

He said we have FEWER bayonets you ****ing idiots. Can you READ?

673 days ago
180.

Shana    

"FEWER" <--- Dan Riker from Bayonet Inc. should educate himself

673 days ago
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