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Bayonet firms rip commander in chief's 'ignorance'
Times 24X7 ^ | 10/23/12

Posted on 10/23/2012 5:38:30 PM PDT by markomalley

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.

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."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bayonet; marines; usmc

1 posted on 10/23/2012 5:38:30 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I would wager that we easily have more Bayonets within our military right now than we did back in 1914, or whatever the year in question was.

2 posted on 10/23/2012 5:43:31 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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You would win the wager: in 1916 we had a total of about 140,000 men under arms (including cavalrymen who would have had sabres, rather than bayonets), while now the Marine Corps which still issues bayonets as close melee weapons has 203,000 active duty and 40,000 reservists.

3 posted on 10/23/2012 5:47:09 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: markomalley

Surprise! 0bama is a dumb ass, but we already knew that. His followers are even more stupid.

4 posted on 10/23/2012 5:51:39 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist!)
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Mr. Obama, this picture is of American servicemen mourning the loss of a fallen comrade, who was killed on the field of battle. They kneel in great respect at the foot of what is known as a Battlefield Cross--the weapon previously carried by the dead, adorned by his helmet, dog tags, and boots. You will note the bayonet affixed to the weapon, firmly planted in the soil, and keeping it standing. The bayonet is still standard issue to those who go off and fight in our defense. You would know that if you gave a damn.
5 posted on 10/23/2012 5:53:52 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!!)
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6 posted on 10/23/2012 5:54:55 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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Well done!

7 posted on 10/23/2012 5:59:46 PM PDT by cyn
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To: markomalley
Belleau Wood, close with and feed them steel!

8 posted on 10/23/2012 6:09:34 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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However - My son, an Army Infantry Grunt in Afghanistan says that if the enemy gets closer than 100 yds., you are in very deep trouble.

9 posted on 10/23/2012 6:29:25 PM PDT by calico_thompson
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10 posted on 10/23/2012 6:32:04 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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11 posted on 10/23/2012 6:37:32 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: markomalley
This ass clown is Commander in Chief?

What a pathetic idiot we have in control of the most powerful armed forces in the history of the planet.

Hey, he sees bayonets everyday on the Marines who guard him, right?

12 posted on 10/23/2012 7:35:14 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: markomalley

Here’s something else that is in high demand among those deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course its something else Barack Hussein wouldn’t understand. Read the interesting statement found on the manufacturers webpage below:

RMJ Tactical’s first priority is to provide tomahawks to our military personnel as soon as possible. If one of our tomahawks can aid one soldier to come home safe and whole, our company mission has been achieved. If you are a civilian and have an order with us or are planning to place an order, please understand that currently there is a wait and if we receive more orders from military personnel, your wait time may even increase. Thanks for your patience.

Go to this link to see a cool handheld war fighting and self defense tool.

13 posted on 10/23/2012 7:58:59 PM PDT by cquiggy
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I read that the Russian special forces train close combat with trenching tools.

14 posted on 10/23/2012 8:28:11 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: markomalley

Hopefully they are irritated and offended enough to get their message out to the public.

15 posted on 10/23/2012 8:51:45 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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From 500 yards, every Marine is accurate with a rifle. Attach the OKC-3S Bayonet, and the weapon becomes just as effective in close combat situations. Also a Marine's multi-purpose fighting knife, the OKC-3S is the weapon of choice when shots can't be fired. Every Marine receives bayonet training in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) and on the Bayonet Assault Course in Recruit Training.

Grooved, non-slip handle with steel guard and butt
Polyester elastomer sheath offers weight and noise reduction
Serrations at base of blade for utility knife purposes
Sharp tip capable of puncturing a ballistic vest
Ergonomic grip design helps prevent training-related, repetitive-strain injuries
Grip embossed with an Eagle, Globe and Anchor

Overall length: 13.25 inches
Blade length: 8 inches
Blade Material: Carbon steel
Weight: 1.25 pounds with sheath
8" partially serrated blade
Non-reflective phosphate finish
Fielded in 2003


Charge with lethal precision
A bayonet is a removable fighting knife that attaches to the muzzle of a rifle barrel. In close combat situations where a rifle cannot be fired, the bayonet is an indispensible, lethal weapon. Learning how to effectively use a bayonet is an important part of Marine Corps training.

On the bayonet assault course, recruits learn to attach and detach the bayonet from the rifle quickly and to engage targets aggressively. They become masters of offensive and defensive fighting techniques.

16 posted on 10/23/2012 9:20:26 PM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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