Bikers heard marine’s remains were coming home in USPS box, refused to let that happen
Response to the NOISE nonsense of the Patriot Guard…
Fact: Honorable “Patriots” who love America and America’s citizens – Patriots who swore an oath to defend and support the United States Constitution – do NOT modify motor vehicles to make egregious, illegal, intrusive, NOISE in multiples of the dB’s restricted by the US EPA for the safety of the American citizen. No Sir, No Ma’am, only arrogant, entitled, selfish bullies use modified, illegally equipped motor vehicles to destroy the quality of life and unnecessarily endanger the health and welfare of America’s children, our elderly, our handicapped, our families. You say, “it’s just noise,” – that’s because you lack understanding relevant to the destructive nature of unregulated motor vehicle noise.
Fact: Enforce the motor vehicle noise laws on the members of the Patriot Guard and other Patriotic-Philanthropic motorcycle organizations and watch their membership drop by as much as 75%! An overwhelming number of these Patriot Guard members are NOT truly patriots, nor do they care about the quality of life of the American citizen; their motivation is deeply ingrained in the Group Dynamic and the Biker Brotherhood where it is that illegal NOISE that forms the bond, the icon, the cohesive element of their obsessive-compulsive need for affirmation, attention, approval, respect. Don’t be fooled by the facade of Patriotism…again, remove their icon i.e. the illegal exhaust noise and 75% will find another endeavor that will fulfill their obsessive need for the groups approval and affirmation.
I apologize upfront for making those who adore and respect the “Patriot Guard” Biker organizations angry. I am an old Marine Infantryman and retired 31-year veteran of the Houston PD…I have NOTHING but contempt for the Patriot Guard and their fellow LOUD Biker Bullies….what? Why?
Approximately 80%+ of those “bikers” who participate in the Patriot Guard have opted to remove their quiet, legal, factory-installed muffler that has been approved by the US EPA for the safety of the general public…in place of this quiet muffler, these members of the LOUD Biker Cult[ure] have opted to install a NOT FOR ROAD USE, COMPETITION ONLY aftermarket exhaust emitting between four-and-eight times (logarithmic scale) the legal “total” motorcycle noise emissions of 80 dB(A) – that 80 dB(A) being the minimum safe level of protection for the general public.
1) Remember that the US EPA and 49 of our 50 States have passed muffler laws for one specific reason…the protection of the health and welfare, the quality of life of the American citizen.
2) If the Patriot Guard truly respected others, they would respect the quality of life of our children, our elderly, our handicapped and our families.
3) There is absolutely NOTHING that a Patriot Guard biker does on a patriotic ride that could not be accomplished atop a motorcycle equipped with the legal, quiet, US EPA approved muffler affixed to said motorcycle…NOTHING!!!
Questions? See my article: The Truth about Loud Motorcycles the Police Won’t or Can’t Tell You: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/…/the-truth-about-lo…/
Related Videos and Articles:
Congressional Bill Proposal: The American Quality of Life Act – 2017 (A Federal Motor Vehicle Muffler Mandate): https://view.publitas.com/p222-12679/american-quality-of-life-act-2017-congressional-bill-proposal/
Video: Loud Motorcycles? (Pt. 1) THE LAW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouBsdUq-2Iw&t=25s
Video: Loud Motorcycles? (Pt. 2) OBFUSCATION AND DECEIT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxFtHInScZQ&t=1562s
Video: Loud Motorcycles? (Pt. 3) OBSTACLES & SOLUTION?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtiVZ6qUX40&t=115s
Video: Loud Motorcycles? (Pt. 4) BIKER RALLIES & MAYORAL PROSTITUTION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZiGBqbcFwA&t=160s
Video: Loud Motorcycles? (Pt. 5) A SOUND SOLUTION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt-HvGTiOgg&t=964s
Video: Evidence of Arkansas Vehicular Noise Conspiracy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ–8v2S784&t=24s
Video: Do Loud Pipes Save Lives?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRxyoSj4sNU&t=29s
Article: A Final Appeal to the 8th Circuit Court for Intervention: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2017/03/07/a-final-appeal-to-the-8th-circuit-for-intervention/
Article: Conservative Houston Cop in a PC World: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2014/09/19/conservative-houston-cop-in-a-pc-world/
Article: Illegally Loud Motor Vehicles: A Sound Solution: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2017/03/06/illegal-motor-vehicle-noise-a-sound-solution/
Article: Motorcycle Noise Enforcement – 101: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/motorcycle-noise-enforcement-101/
Article: Loud Motorcycles and the EPA: A Letter and Plea for Intercession: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/loud-motorcycles-the-epa-a-plea-for-intercession/
Article: My LOUD Day at the Harley Dealership: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/my-loud-evening-at-the-harley-dealership-truths-a-killer/
Article: EPA v. Harley: $15-million lawsuit: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/epa-sues-harley-for-15-million-better-yet-the-aftermarket-scam-is-out-of-the-bag/
Article: The Loud Biker Cult[ure] Personality: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2015/09/04/loud-biker-mentality-1949-v-21st-century/
Article: State Muffler Laws – A Compilation: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/state-muffler-laws/
Article: Warning: Motorcycle Rights Organizations Seek Protected Class Status: https://rickeyholtsclaw.wordpress.com/2016/05/01/warning-motorcycle-rights-organizations-seek-protected-class-status-warning/
Rick Holtsclaw, Houston PD/Retired
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