I think they will have problems due to the types of personalities attracted to such a group. The group probably won't last because of in fighting. Smaller groups.
Biker meets bumper.
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On the way home from work today I was surrounded and "escorted" by a group of over twenty 1% bikers. If you don't know about these gangs do some research. 1% gangs are outlaws involved with some pretty horrible stuff... Drugs, guns, prostitution, hired hits and whippins. Think Hells Angels, etc. They don't generally mess with white folks. Unless you are in a rival gang or talk trash to them. All the same it got me to thinking that I would be totally screwed if these guys wanted to attack me this evening. Lucky they were just toying with me. Gives me a good reason to swap out that 500 for the AR as a truck gun. If SHTF these guys will own the highways.
What would you do to defend against a biker attack? My first thought was to run over as many as possible and then grab a gun and ditch the truck/use it as cover. If I didn't get shot first I might stand a chance of taking a few with me on the way to the grave. Not gonna out run a buncha Harleys in my whoopty.
I think using the truck as your primary form of offense would be the best idea. Swerving and slamming on brakes causing a few crashes might give you some room to get away. If it were to come down to guns, that would be a bad situation regardless of what you armed with (excepting a grenade launcher). Showing them that there are easier targets might be the best way to get them to cease hostilities.
The best that we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed. - Alexander Hamilton
Their strength comes from their numbers. In a SHTF in it's any long period SHTF they will die off or dissipate. Once they see the "tough" guys start dieing off the cowards will run off. Give it a few months. As far as the highways same thing they will get picked off one by one by some vet or group.
A SMALL portion of these MCs are actually involved in the "horrible crimes" you mentioned, I mean all the MCs are involved, but a small portion of the membership. According to the ideals, they are free to pursue whatever enterprise they choose.
The actual 1%er ideology has nothing to do with crime itself, or even outlaw lifestyle/mentality, but a comment made by the AMA in 1947 in Hollister, California referring to the idea that 99% of bikers were "normal, god fearing, family oriented, men and women" and it was only 1% that were "outlaws"
All of that being said, 1%ers are the last people you want to mess with, not because they are criminals, but because they are the ultimate right wing conservative, free commerce, free enterprise, pro gun, small government, handle your business type of people. The type of people who are the most easy to get along with, most fun to party with, and most trustworthy. They are also the type who will still beat you down if you talk crap about their club or family. They will be the first to aid a woman being abused, to help children in need, to rescue animals.
Really, to be honest, they get a bad rap because they dress how they do, and because they don't conform with "conservative Christian" values (smoke, drink, tattoos, extramarital activities)
You need to have some biker friends. They can be the best friends you will ever have, and a valuable resource in a SHTF senario.
Not many MZBG's in PA when it is 0 degrees and 4 feet of snow
Post SHTF their numbers will increase.
Damaging their bikes will be a sure way to get dead. If you don't get away, right away, and stay away, they will make a point of finding you and dealing with you in whatever way they see necessary. It may be a fight or whuppin, it may be financial compensation, or, if you really mess up, it may be your life.
You might have an AR, but they are ALL armed. Almost every 1%er club in this nation has multiple chapters and their territory covers multiple states.
one of my best friends became a hard core biker after separation from the army -he hooked me up with my first and only Harley a 76 super glide before he died.
shoot that man rode when it was -10 outside he even parked his bike in the living room.
This thread is not about down talking bikers. As I said I have a lot of biker friends. It's a hypothetical situation. What to do when attacked by a large group of outlaw bikers on the highway. I think the outlaw clubs will become a big threat in SHTF as raiders and would more than likely thrive without rule of law.