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Michael Ehline is an inactive U.S. Marine and motorcycle lawyer in Los Angeles, CA.
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Motorcycle Nod or Wave | The Facts You Should Know

If you have noticed motorcycle riders nod or wave when passing each other on the road, you may be wondering what this gesture means. Motorcycle riding is a way of life for many and not just a pastime. These gestures are used by riders to acknowledge one another on the road. Like the U.S. Marines, most riders are among an elite class of individuals and generally respect fellow riders. No one knows the origins of the first wave or nod. But below, our lead motorcycle attorney, Michael Ehline, will discuss the history and various reasons cruisers are acknowledging guys and ladies this way using...

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Police Say Deadly “Outlaw Biker Gang” Shootout Red River Memorial Day Rally

Three People Killed and Five injured individuals in a shooting, with one arrest for “Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm in a Liquor Establishment,” at a rally in Red River, NM, says the police chief. Sunday, May 28, 2023 – The events below unfolded last Saturday around 5:00 pm. According to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, a tragic shootout just went down at the annual Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally in New Mexico. New Mexico State Police state that two “notorious outlaw motorcycle gangs” are at the center of the violence. Based on my research,...

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How Can Local Constituents Obtain Local Congress or Senator’s Contact Info?

For local constituents to obtain their local congressperson’s or senator’s contact information, go here. Find Your Congress Members Find Your Senators Enter your ZIP code, state, or other required information as prompted. The websites will provide you with the contact information, including phone numbers, email addresses, and mailing addresses, of your respective senators and representative. Alternatively, you can search for your local congressperson’s or senator’s official website or the official website of the U.S. House of Representatives or U.S....

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Paul Ehline and the Mong People

How Can I Legally Gather Signatures on Behalf of Voters for Legislation?

Are you interested in helping us or others gather signatures for proposed legislation? To legally gather signatures on behalf of voters for legislation, you will need to follow certain procedures and requirements. We have included some basic information to assist you. We highly recommend that members of M/Cs and Riders follow these guidelines within the bounds of the law to gather the required information quickly. To get a sample PDF letter of support for West Coast Vets with Cancer, go here. The exact process may vary depending on the specific jurisdiction and the legislation you are seeking...

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Save West Coast Vets With Cancer Act Sample Form

Below is a sample form you can copy and paste into your page editor, edit for paper snail mail, or email to your federal congressman or senator. It is requested that once you do so, you cc a courtesy copy to staff attorney Michael Ehline at For local constituents to obtain their local congressperson’s or senator’s contact information, go here. We have also included a PDF sample form here. If you wish to help gather signatures...

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Top 10 Motorcycle Movies to Watch This Summer (2023)

Are you on a crusade to find the best movie as far from cars as you can get and still be a wild one? I grew up watching head-turning macho man movies like The Great Escape, with Steve McQueen (former USMC) outrunning Nazis with the wind in his face and concertina [razor] wire to his front. I’m a beer baby and biker movie lover. That is one movie that can steal everyone’s thunder. Seeing that, I was sold that riding motorcycles is the best way to be a man. Triumph, Harley, Indian, or Victory, films with these machines carry my interest. Motorcyclists were considered to be rebels...

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