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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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jak    

Oh, pleeeze! The point Obama made was clear. Romney is not up on the current military technology that can successfuly replace what we have traditionally used.
Romney is antiquainted on domestic and social policy as well.

639 days ago
107.

dummy    

I'm voting for Romney because he's a BABE!! DILK!!!

639 days ago
108.

C. Hart    

This story is beyond stupid......a waste of my time.

639 days ago
109.

Orian    

Omar Gaddafi died from a bayonet wound. That is all.

639 days ago
110.

Ranelle    

I think someone missed the point! Or in this case missed the boat!

639 days ago
111.

Barbara Shannon    

Seriously? They were offended? He didn't say that they no longer use bayonets, he simply stated that they use FEWER bayonets. Sheesh, it's all semantics isn't it in the constant battle over the words used rather than the entirety of a statement.
I was more offended at seeing another Mitt Romney appear at the debate-I certainly hope that those who are voting for Gov. Romney know WHICH Gov. Romney they are voting for, since there seem to be so many versions of him now.

639 days ago
112.

SandRich    

'Dirty Old Men' sitting around the campfire telling lies.
'Mighty Warriors' stalking deer with automatic rifles.
'Washed-up Politicians' backing the worn-out NRA.
The fact that we still think we need to kill is ludicrous.
If you must kill something, to git a job in a slaughterhouse.

639 days ago
113.

Mrs Wright    

He said "fewer' Bayonets not none. And only Marines do bayonet training. The entire Military used to be trained.

639 days ago
114.

Jac    

I'm pretty sure his comment does NOT say that the military doesn't use bayonets at all and that there are FEWER. Quit being so sensitive to everything!

639 days ago
115.

Kiki    

Thank you Mr Riker...my thoughts exactly.

639 days ago
116.

Tim    

Do you know that a bayonet can save your life no matter what country you are in, close combat with an insurgent could cost you your life with out a close combat weapon such as a bayonet. stupid people need to shut up. Don't comment on something if your clueless to what is going on.
You know I'm almost tempted to run for president, I can no longer sit around and watch our government slowly destroy our country. I know I may not know half of what is going on, however I am former Marine Corp Infantry and I do know that its all bast on deception and lies. The apocalypse is not going to be zombies, its gonna be the whole population of the USA rioting over the slow downfall of the economy and price jumps. rant over!

639 days ago
117.

badams    

For the record, Obama said FEWER bayonets... not ZERO bayonets. So in fact his statement is correct and once again someone twists the words to their own end.

639 days ago
118.

Reading Comprehension is KEY    

Ok people - Barack did not say bayonets are no longer used. The president's comment was that they are used less!! If you heard it live last night or read it this morning...the key is comprehension folks!!!

639 days ago
119.

hollywoodspotlitecom    

jeez, who really cares about this...

639 days ago
120.

liz    

who caressss? so irrelevant.

639 days ago
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