Command Sgt. Major
- Feb 23, 2010
Yeah no shit,this is likely to put them out of business.Westfield Transport has some liability.
From what is coming out about the mook that caused the accident, I think it's going to be hard to blame the victims at any level.
Agree, pack riding is risky. Agree, riding without helmets (if they were, in fact doing so), increases risk of fatality in event of crash. Motorcycling is riskier than sitting in front of the TV in a beanbag chair naked and eating Cheetos.
But the fact is that if the Slavic Sumbitch who was driving that truck had been off the road due to his previous record... 5 marines and two spouses would be alive today. The government that had all the indicators that they needed to take him off the road and put him in jail (or deport him for criminal narcotics charges) chose to do nothing.
They have plenty of reach and power to attack Teaparty members with the IRS. To accuse "militias" with made-up terms. To go after Paul Manafort's Suit Purchases... But when it comes to getting a drugged-up scumbag off the road... crickets.
The fact that he killed 7 prior service Marine Corps motorcyclists is irrelevant. Given his track record, he could have driven his truck through a Kindergarten. He could have run into a school bus full of kids on a church picnic. He could have plowed down any one of your wives or brothers or sisters or children.
Where was the vaunted gummint... happy to take your tax dollars and come after you for... whatever. When we had a clear cut case of a problem driver. And they missed/ignored/blew off acting to save American lives.
This is utter proof that you can expect the regulatory agencies to come after the compliant and the easy targets with full force of law... make you write checks, fill out forms, comply with stupid rules put in place to... give them jobs. But when it comes to someone violating ALL their rules and laws... crickets chirping and nothing done. Until he kills 7 great Americans. Then "Oh, well, we have to look at our procedures."
Their procedures were fine for forcing law abiding citizens into compliance. Their procedures were non-existent when it came to dealing with scumbag violators.
Now, apply this to the enforcement of anti-2A laws.
And ask how any of it makes any sense.
This scumbag should get electrocuted, hung, shot, burned at the stake and then deported in a Chinese Take-Out box....
It was such a common practice that the median would be littered with throw away helmets during bike week. I lived and rode in NH for decades, and every year during BW there is an incident, nothing on this scale.And you sound like someone that thinks whats right for you is right for everyone else and there should be a law to have them do as you do.
You know on 95N just as you cross from MA to NH, on the right side BDL is the access for the one and only NH rest area on 95.
My custom was to pull in there and strap my helmet to my pack so I could enjoy my ride up into the mountains without the wind trying to rip my head off.
Havent cleaned my duty gun since last firing because after the last breakdown I function tested it with live ammo and I have no doubts it will fire next time its needed.
I sometimes light fire crackers too.
Go run your own life and stay out of others.