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- Nov 10, 2018
The mistake they made was participating in an OBVIOUS virtue-signaling public relations stunt designed to advance the anti-gun agenda. O.B.V.I.O.U.S. They HAD to know that the PD would be promoting it. As such, they were willing accomplices and effectively endorsed the activity, which was to promote an anti-gun agenda.Anyone that owns a business in retail will understand this move that benchmade did. While I dont agree with it, you have to look at the whole picture from their point of view.
That police dept probably buys quite a few benchmade knives for their officers every year if I was guessing. If this police chief that is a loyal customer ask you to help him or use a tool of yours for 30 min or so, well, I would do it. If you have a loyal customer even a small one you have to take care of them. They were not trying to promote what they were doing and I really dont see what they did wrong. There are guns destroyed every day by law enforcement across the country. I personally feel this shit is way out of hand.
So, yeah... they WERE "promoting" it. Big, big, BIG mistake. In the end, it's about "optics." How things look. It did not look good. Not at all. They should have seen that coming and either bowed out or insisted that they would help on the condition of it NOT being published.