That story was blown all out of proportion, and very much out of context. There was a longish thread about it right here on this site, back when it was a fresh story. BTW, the "liberal democrats" Benchmade made donations to were supporting a PRO knife carry bill in the Oregon Legislature, and their donations were in support of that bill......in a Democrat majority state where Benchmade had to deal with the political realities on the ground. The NRA has supported pro-gun democrats in the past for exactly the same reasons. It’s always easy for Gresham to snipe from 1500 miles away when he isn’t possessed of all the facts. Read his take, and then take a minute to read Benchmade's response to the accusations. Then you’ll have a more accurate picture.K-Texas wrote: ↑Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:03 pmFor those who may not be aware, and I heard about it on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk Radio, Benchmade was caught in-the-act of destroying firearms for Liberal Oregon LE agencies who would not simply sell confiscated firearms back to the shooting public. Then it was found out that they had been contributing to the campaigns of some of Oregon's most liberal politicians. I did not need a replacement for the Bencmade Pica, but I knew it would be my last Benchmade. For more on that go to Gun Talk Media.
Their response to OTH the gun destruction AND the donations is in this video: https://www.full30.com/watch/MDE5NDE3/b ... -the-fight.
All of this is much more nuanced and factual than the flames of outrage stoked by Gresham and others. Gresham provides a valuable service, but he’s human, and like everyone else, he sometimes gets things wrong.