Do we still live in a free country?
At random when I come upon a Prius with an Obama sticker on it my practice has been the following:
1. Roll coal (best if windows are open!)
2. Merge hard and brake (sending them to the ditch is the goal)
NOW I'M GOING HUNTING FOR THEM!
The alarming part of this settlement is the EPA can and WILL go after the dealers and then you guessed it US. They say right in the suit they have all rights to edge records and registrations.
Don’t think for a minute they won’t. These rat bastards have no problem spending hundreds of thousands of our tax dollars chasing down each violator (US)!
Let them come for my stuff.
They’re going to have a hard time looking for my missing emissions crap with bullets whizzing over their heads!
You do realize that removing emissions equipment is against federal law, correct?
I'm no apologist for the EPA, however if a company is building something that that allows its purchasers to openly defy federal law, it's conceivable that eventually the government will act and shut it down.
Examples of these I can think of:
- Zong (smoking paraphernalia associated with marijuana use)
- Bath-salts (synthetic THC, heroin, etc)
- Megaupload (facilitates pirating of electronic content)
As for this lovely character above "rolling coal", I sincerely hope you encounter a knowledgeable officer in one of your smoke-blowing acts of douchery. You make every diesel owner look bad, for not only acting like a douche on the roadway, but for wasting diesel fuel, and driving recklessly.
"They" (the government) aren't going to come to your house and make you put on the emissions. You will likely receive a summons from your state AG's office, then if you do not fix the required equipment, you will receive a fine. If you refuse to pay the fine, the government will put a lien against your property and potentially seize it after a certain period. You likely won't lose your home due to Homestead Act Protections, but will have wage garnishments (including interest) until the fine is paid in full.
If you shoot at the .gov, they are going to win. If you survive the encounter, the only thing you will have to worry about is which prison gang you want to join.