If anyone thought that I was flaming MC's in general, I apologize. I meant only the 1% that would attack a person for wearing a vest. I could understand more if you were wearing a vest that falsely claimed you were a member of their club. Or if you we're wearing a vest proclaiming membership in a rival 1% club. I shouldn't have to worry about getting run off of the road or attacked because I was wearing a vest that I liked. It is about freedom of expression.
Also, I am not afraid of some paperwork. I haven't shot anyone yet, because I haven't had to. I can and will protect myself if I am attacked by a group. I know the law and my department's rules. There are ways to avoid an argument, such as leaving the area, but I thought the scenario was that a person was forced to pull over or approached in such a was that leaving was not an option.
I don't want to hijack the thread, but there were some ignorant comments here. Like any other profession, there are good cops and bad cops. Fortunately, most of the bad ones get caught eventually and I'm not sorry to see them go. Not everyone wants or needs our protection, but there are many who do. I will gladly help those who want my help and arrest those who need arresting.
Mjwojo, I'm retired from the job myself. The anti-cop sentiment amazes me considering the actual rare bad cop out there. I still carry a 40 cal and will protect myself if needed, won't be the first person I have had to kill.