Just to be clear, my problem with them is not the fact they wear a vest or even have a social club or even what they are about, my problem is the 3 patches. Something real MC's wear. There are hundreds of social clubs around the world that only wear "one" patch not to be confused for a real MC. People have to earn that third patch.
My best friend owns and operates a tattoo shop. Knowing that I know a lot of real MC guys here in NC, he asked me what he thought about their shop getting real MC jackets or even becoming an MC. I told him let me check on that. I went and consulted a few of my buddies in the Outlaws (all former combat Marines vets btw). They told me the only way they could wear 3 patches was if they came under them or another MC in NC. As 3 patches were for real MC's. At that point, I wanted to consult my buddy Storm as he is the NC president of the Ruff Ryders, a real social club that most people are aware of. I spoke with him about it and he said the reason they wear 1 patch was due to being a social riding club.
So, there is it. It's not about the patch, the vest or the mission, it's about the number of patches.Another note, there are some military and christian MC's that are not considered "gangs" but are respected by the other real MC's, knowing that a lot of them have military service in common (which is how biker gangs even started).
To be even more specific. There are tons of Disney social gangs that you can tell clearly that they are not real MC's. But, the principle is still there. There are newer "un-gangs" popping up that don't have as friendly of names. Point in case, the "Black Death Crew". Even their logo looks like a ripped off SoA logo. This is the club that finally made me irate at this whole social club (3 patches) thing. Even this crew says they are not just about going to Disney, nor do they wear the patches just in the park. This is going to cause someone to lose a life, over what? Trying to look cool?
I was in a street gang my entire teenage life, even into adulthood. You have to earn the right for a lot of this. It's not just given and you can't just buy the right online. Over 20 of my friends and close friends have died from gang and biker gang related run ins. It's disrespectful to the real MC's that put in actual work everyday all day.