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Barack Obama

RIPPED By Bayonet Co.

We're Still Relevant!!!

10/23/2012 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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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61.

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

The whole thing still boils down to the LAST FOUR YEARS!!!! Things are getting WORSE, NOT BETTER---- He is taking us BACKWARD - Romney CANT be any worse than this FAKESTER

646 days ago
62.

Roxy    

Why would they be offended? All he said that there were LESS bayonets, with the troops, due to advances, etc. which is true. That report is so stupid.

646 days ago
63.

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

The ONLY way that Obama could win another term is that there are More people in this country paying more attention to what Kim Kardashians doing than what Obama is doing!!!! They think Obama KNOWS what he is doing because he confers with the "TWITS" on the VIEW, David Letterman, Stephan Spielturd and George Looney!!!

646 days ago
64.

Big Ad    

First- he said there are fewer...and second, this bayonet company better thank Obama for giving them all of this pub...who even thinks about bayonets these days....he actually made them relevant.

646 days ago
65.

taz    

There's a "bayonet community"???? I hope I never go there.

646 days ago
66.

SpitBall    

And such is the mentality of the American manufacturer. You wonder why your economy is in trouble? It's because of companies with that sort of attitude. Anyone with a brain knows that is NOT in context.

646 days ago
67.

CelticOne    

Oh shut up, you cry baby. It's no surprise you didn't vote for Obama the first time, nor will you be this time.. you are a BUSINESS OWNER, of course you will vote for a republican!!

646 days ago
68.

lowens1975    

"We spoke with Dan Riker from Bayonet Inc. -- a leading military surplus outlet that specializes in bayonets"

The FACT that there is a surplus company who specializes in bayonets should speak for itself.

646 days ago
69.

IamThinking    

Stupid people, He said fewer (which is true), he never said we don't use it anymore. Stupid ignorant bastard.

646 days ago
70.

Connie    

He said "less" not none!

646 days ago
71.

Addressthepress    

TMZ is learning nearly as far right as Fox News. Harvey, nice to know you're on the same side of history as "The Donald".

646 days ago
72.

Xiolablu    

Go to radar online they have the story that Donald Trumpy wanted to suprise everyone with tomorrow, LOL... And it's not news so 1995...

646 days ago
73.

Lee    

I was very proud that our country was able to put aside racism and prejudice to vote a black man to the highest office. It was the WRONG black man!!!!

646 days ago
74.

ToxxicKissez    

People get waaaaaaaaay to easily offended now-a-days. Stfu, be a man, and move on.

646 days ago
75.

Kimberly     

So i guess horses are offended as well. Ignorant! All he said was that we use FEWER horses and bayonettes! Dang get a life.

646 days ago
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