Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Aren't Outlaws And Hell's Lovers Americans Too?

The City of Grayslake, Illinois cancelled its annual Ironhorse event consisting of maybe up to 40,000 bikers because of fears that two rival biker gangs would use it to carry on their feud with each other:

The event was expected to attract 20,000 to 40,000 bikers from across the country into Grayslake. It was organized by Austin's Saloon and Eatery in Libertyville and 95 WIIL ROCK in Kenosha.

The show did not go on, however, after Grayslake Mayor Tim Perry pulled the permit late Friday afternoon citing "several credible threats" of violence between motorcycle gangs planning to attend.

The groups were identified as the Outlaws and Hell's Lovers, a group affiliated with the Hell's Angels.

Perry said the information came from the Illinois State Police Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center and from federal law enforcement agencies.

"It warned that these factions were planning on attending this event and that they would try to complete some unfinished business between them," Perry said, citing multiple sources.
For the life of me, I don't know what the fuss is all about. The Outlaws and Hell's Lovers would only be shooting at each other and 40,000 motorcycles are likely to drown out the sound of the gunshots so I don't see how Grayslake residents would be especially disturbed. Where will the nanny-state stop?

7 Comments:

Blogger Doc Rampage said...

I'd be a little concerned about wild shots and over penetration. Maybe they should have a program where they let you turn in standard ammunition for Glasser safety slugs. That would pretty much eliminate the over penetration problem but wild shots are a little harder to control for.

Fri May 16, 01:16:00 AM  
Blogger TuTu said...

Hows the new year coming along! I want to thank God for allowing met the Hells Lover last nite. It's was a real pleasure to have met them Thank you Lord for that opportunity

Fri Jan 02, 01:20:00 PM  
Blogger BULL H.L.M.C. said...

FIRST OFF WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE HELLS ANGELS. WE ARE OUR OWN NATION THAT STANDS ALONE. WE DID NOT HAVE A BEEF WITH THE OUTLAWS. SO THE INFORMATION THE STATE AND FEDS HAD AT THAT TIME WAS FALSE,AND AS USUAL THEY WERE FULL OF SHIT.

BULL- H.L.M.C.BOSS- A-TOWN ILL CHAPTER

Thu Jan 15, 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous LIMO MAN HLMC said...

Once again it goes to show that the goverment is spreading their bs Bull is right we do not have a Beef with the O's. We about riding and having a good time.

Tue Feb 03, 04:43:00 PM  
Blogger nk said...

I think I should go on the record to make it clear that I was being sarcastic in this post. I rode for many years, and I have been to gun shows at the Grayslake fairgrounds without feeling much of a need to start a fight with anyone.

Thu Apr 30, 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HATE shit like this! Stupid-ass reporting! They SHOULD have issued an apology to our bros for this wrongful negative reporting! BASTARDS!

K.C. (AKA SWEET DICK)
MINNESOTA H.L.M.C.

Thu Apr 01, 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is some kind of Bull Shit. Me & my Bro's dont back down from shit, but we dont have beef with outlaws. Cause if we did, I know I would have been there. H.L.M.C

Tue Sep 27, 12:53:00 PM  

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