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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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ProfessorNunez    

After Obama made the absurd comment about bayonets, he received a record number of negative tweets and messages from our men and women in uniform. They've had enough, and not just because the president isn't at all familiar with our military. Congressional hearings, sworn testimony and related interviews have disclosed that navy seal Tyrone Woods fought for SEVEN hours in Benghazi, saved the lives of at least 30 people, and continually called for help as did so many at that time. There were F-18s about an hour away, as were 2 special ops. forces, yet they were told to stand down despite the hours and hours of calls and pleas for help. Woods even laser marked the target where the majority of the mortar fire was coming from, but he the assistance he and others continued to call for and had every right to expect never came. The state dept. and cia ops. admitted under oath that the state dept. & other agencies did indeed watch the attack via a live stream. They saw & heard everything that was happening during the well-planned 9-11 attack. The president was kept apprised of all events while he was campaigning and partying in Las Vegas, and repeatedly gave the order to stand down--to do nothing. As a result, these 4 Americans, including hero Tyrone Woods, were mercilessly slaughtered. This monster has blood on his hands & the morale of the military has never been so low. God bless our fallen heroes who placed human lives over petty politics. We will never forget.

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CherriD    

Apparently your vote didn't matter n 2008 and it won't matter in 2012. HA! Riker

725 days ago
258.

Connor    

'MERICA

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