how do you prove it to me?
Take a look at what they do. Their primary activity is to lobby against laws that restrict motorcycling, and motorcyclists, on-road and off-road. What makes you think they aren't doing that?
So does the AMA still lobby for ending helmet laws? If so, that tells you something doesn't it.
Yes, it does. It tells me that they are in favor of freedom for motorcyclists. I wear a helmet every time, and strongly recommend that everyone else do so as well. I did so before there was a helmet law here in CA. I did so last year when I was in Ohio which does not have a helmet law. I believe in helmets. But I have no right to *force* someone else to, to point a gun at his head and say "wear it, or else". And neither do you, and neither does the government.
Quote from the AMA website:
"The AMA believes riders should wear all the safety gear all the time. But the AMA also believes riders -- rather than government -- should make the decision."
Never understood why people are so quick to judge and form/offer opinions while unaware of all the facts...
I do think that for a "free" country, there are way too many unnecessary restrictions aimed at select groups of taxpayers (i.e. Motorcyclists).
I support the AMA... my choice.
1993 Ducati M900 Monster "Patina" (265,000 miles, killed by minivan 30Oct17) -- 1995 Ducati M900 (wife's bike) -- 1979 Vespa P200 (daughter's scoot) -- 1964 Vespa GS160 (160cc 2-stroke) -- 1962 Maicoletta scooter (275cc 2-stroke) -- 1960 Heinkel Tourist 103A1 scooter "Elroy" (175cc 4-stroke)
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