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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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211.

Greg    

Obama says we use FEWER bayonets today than in the past.

Bayonet company says, we do TOO use bayonets.

Bayonet company = FAIL!

679 days ago
212.

jacksonfive210    

OBAMA gunna pay my gas now, gunna give me free phone, gunna take your hard working money and give it to me, he gonna make us a nanny state and i beez cool with that because i need govement to wipe my azz. He promised he'z gonna help me out even if we aintz getting **** for jobs and false promisez are cool for me because he cool with jay z and talks cool with a teleprompter.

Yours truly,
typical Obama zombie

679 days ago
213.

Nyd    

Typical Libtards, don't know **** about anything, especially the battlefield. A bayonet is an essential part of any military's kit, Anyone who thinks otherwise is a certified IDIOT!!!

679 days ago
214.

kitnplayn    

That's the problem with Americans. You're stupid. That is an asnine reason for voting. Anyway, what Obama said is that there are "fewer", which is true, because weapons technology has evolved. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

679 days ago
215.

velveteen rabbit    

i guess i shouldn't be surprised that right wing dip****s don't understand the word "fewer" at the very least... and obviously his larger point would be lost on them.

679 days ago
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Roy    

There were 10 million soldiers killed in WW1 plus the troop that were lucky to live thru it. Most soldiers had bayonets. So the Presidents statement that we have fewer horses and bayonets is true.

679 days ago
217.

pcsk8tr    

that's because we have a complete dumb ass for a "leader". Why would he know anything about the men who protect this country?

679 days ago
218.

Tee    

that's because we have a complete dumb ass as a president. Why would he know anything about the military that protects this country -

679 days ago
219.

LiaPia    

I'm sooooo looking forward to all the blank stares when 12 million jobs don't show up and all the rich people get richer and the poor get poorer. This dude has no clue. Sorry but balancing budget for a corporation or a state is nothing compared to a COUNTRY! I give Mittens anew months before his first of many mental breakdown. Mark my words. :-)))

679 days ago
220.

MC    

Obama is a moron. Being slick will only get you so far. His obvious distaste and disdain for this country is palatable and obvious. Obama must be voted out of office. He's an embarrassment to the United States.

679 days ago
221.

orly    

What do you expect. A bunch of republicans being retarded again.

679 days ago
222.

Walt Disney    

The point Romney made was that the NUMBER of ships has declined. While modern ships are more capable nowadays, so are our potential opponent's, be they China, Russia, or a Somali pirate (who can outrun any ship we had in 1917). We need to keep our Navy strong in NUMBER as well as technological superiority. Obama never addressed this point, preferring instead to cough up a rehearsed sound bite.

679 days ago
223.

Manreg    

This owner is a dummy., the Prez said fewer bayonets, this is just a way to get some attention for his irrelevant company.

679 days ago
224.

jaye    

Good grief the man said we use FEWER bayonets and horse in the military. That's a true statement.
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As for the comment by Pudding Tang, if you think Obama knows nothing about the military how about Romney? You can go back GENERATIONS and you won't find a Romney who was in the military. Their faith did not have an objection to military service.. I say it's Romney sho's frightened by the military and is utterly clueless.

679 days ago
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jude    

For all the stupid people who called our president a moron - because he said we didn't use bayonets in the military?? For the LAST time you ignorant people he NEVER NEVER said that. He said FEWER and that's a fact. Would all of you people go back under that rock. If you can't make smart comments or check your facts before you do - them just go away. Such a waste of time reading your comments.

678 days ago
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