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Livy

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These guys get a real bad rep in the ZPAW. Mostly portrayed as immoral psychopathic, marauding killers. I'v no experience of Outlaw Gangs, are the members really just on the edge of being sociopaths kept in check by the system?

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In my humble opinion, yes. If you can call any powerful criminal organization actually being held in check. 
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Depends on the club really for the most part. Most biker clubs are made up of law abiding citizens who just like to ride. Most bikers have jobs and families and can only ride together during the weekends and holidays. However there are a small percentile that most people identify as Outlaw biker clubs whom are portrayed in movies and the media(like sons of anarchy) as the marauding bikers gangs. Outlaw bikers make there money off running guns and drug mostly and they rarely hold down regular jobs. It a case of a small but violent and crime committing minority making the rest look bad.
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We have a local chapter called the Devil's Triangle (who comes up with these names?) and they seem like a group of god-ole-boys and may be harmless but who knows? Maybe that string of B&Es we had were them?  I generally don't trust people, let alone groups of people that may, or may not, have an agenda.

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Depends on the club really for the most part. Most biker clubs are made up of law abiding citizens who just like to ride. Most bikers have jobs and families and can only ride together during the weekends and holidays. However there are a small percentile that most people identify as Outlaw biker clubs whom are portrayed in movies and the media(like sons of anarchy) as the marauding bikers gangs. Outlaw bikers make there money off running guns and drug mostly and they rarely hold down regular jobs. It a case of a small but violent and crime committing minority making the rest look bad.


I read something about a statistic concerning biker gangs and motorcyclists; 99% of bikers are weekend riders and law-abiding citizens, but the other 1% are into drug-running and the like. It's easy to spot who the 1% are because most of them wear it like a badge of honor ("1%" tattoos, patches and such).

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Just adding my 2 cents to what has already been said.

As said before, most motorcycle clubs are nothing more than motorcycle enthusiasts. 

However, the traditional outlaw motorcycle gang are something completely different.  They are very dangerous, usually much more so than your typical street gang.  They tend to be very organized and disciplined.  They aren't dummies, they'd use military type tactics to take what they want.  Add that to their tendency towards violence, they would be a very real, huge threat in any WROL situation. 

Fortunately, most people that aren't involved in drugs, prostitution, or illegal guns will never run afoul with these criminals in normal situations.

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Like I said, Iv never had any contact with such a group. There are Hells Angels chapters down south, you never hear anything about them. Its just interesting how they are portrayed in books. So in the PAW i plan on just shooting anything on a motor bike.
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When I was 16 and living in Northern Va. I was at a little party one night and some how ended up riding on the back of a bike with a small group of fellows. A while later I found out that these were members of the Pagans. I got to know a few of them for a short time but, never wanted to join or any thing like that. I had no idea that these where some of the first to have really turned that club into an outlaw gang. They all had jobs and didn't always wear their colors. They liked to party and mostly all they did was sale drugs at that time. Later they got into other crimes and had the war with the Hell's Angels but, that was long after I knew them. 

One reason you don't hear that much about them any more is the government in many states started some how taking they right to wear their colors away. Most of the leaders of many gangs were busted in the 2000's for breaking fire arms laws and bombs. Now days they know it's better for everyone to keep a low profile.

But, as stated that's only 1% of the bikers out there that are outlaws, the rest just want to look bad and have fun.

When I bought my Harley Servi-Car I told the fellow who was a motorcycle mechanic that he'd have to show me how to operate it as I wasn't a biker. I've now had it for 8 years and still don't have it street legal. I got it just for shows.   

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