Iron Order Motorcycle Club

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Iron Order Motorcycle Club (IOMC) is a International outlaw motorcycle club formed on July 4, 2004 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. It is one of the largest motorcycle clubs in the world, and although it is not a Law Enforcement Club, it incorporates members of law enforcement, veterans, and active military members. It has chapters all over the continental United States and in 11 other countries across the globe.

The Iron Order states that their goal is to be like the motorcycle clubs of the 1950s and 1960s, who were "non-conformists", but not in any way a criminal organization.


The motorcycle club was created by eight founders: Bad Dog, Big Rick, Chief, Copper, Doc, Ice, Izod, and Professor on July 4, 2004, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The official beginning date of the club is disputed. The club's motto is “MBBM”, which stands for “My Brother Before Me”. The group branched into Kentucky by 2005, and by 2006, it had established several chapters in five additional states. The years following this saw a rapid advance in expansion across the continental United States, where it now has 283 chapters. It has also branched out internationally with 20+ chapters in 11 other countries across the globe including Aruba, Bonaire, Brazil, Canada, Curacao, England, France, Germany, Puerto Rico, Slovakia and South Korea.

In 2014, a document was distributed on the USMC base, Camp Pendleton, notifying personnel that any members of the Marines who join the Iron Order Motorcycle Club, or any other outlaw motorcycle club, would receive disciplinary punishment. In July 2014, the United States Navy claimed that they believed Iron Order is a gang, openly stating that they believe that the group was involved in organizated crime.

Criminal allegations and Incidents

On June 5, 2013, an altercation involving the Iron Order and Los Lobos MC occurred in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The scuffle involved almost 20 people and ended with two arrests for members of the Los Lobos. On June 26, 2014, Zachariah Tipton, a member of the Black Pistons Motorcycle Club, a support club of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club was shot and killed by a Iron Order prospect Kristopher Stone (who is a medic in the National Guard). The Florida State attorney did not charge the member of the Iron Order, claiming they believed his actions to be justified.

On June 7, 2014, a violent altercation occurred between members of the Iron Order MC and the Chosen Sons Motorcycle Club. No members of the Iron Order were charged; however, four members of The Chosen Sons MC were arrested and received charges. The attorney of one of the accused stated that he believes that “people were selectively charged”. During this period the group also managed to build up a significant rivalry with the Hells Angels due to their history with law enforcement.

On February 21, 2015, a shootout occurred in Meridian, Mississippi between members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club and members of the Pistoleros MC. Three people were injured. On June 10, 2015, the Iron Order MC was involved in fight with the Iron Horsemen MC in Kentucky. One person was hit by a vehicle. In the very same year, three more people would be shot when altercations occurred between the Iron Order and the Bandidos Motorcycle Club.

On January 30, 2016, an altercation that would come to be known as the National Western Complex shootout occurred in Denver, Colorado at the National Western Complex. Members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club and members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Clubs clashed; this resulted in multiple injuries. Two members of the Mongols were shot, one of whom died. the Iron Order claimed that the act was in self-defense, which the group had been acquitted on many times in the past. The Florida State attorney general did not press charges on the club. This forced The Mongols to take a very different approach for their club, by holding a press conference to publicly announce that the club did not agree this shooting was in self-defense and that it was in fact an act of murder. Full-Patch member of the Iron Order MC, Derrick “Kong” Duran, was arrested after the murder and can be witnessed in video surveillance at the complex holding a firearm. As well as being a member of the motorcycle club, Derrick Duran was an employee of the Colorado Department of Corrections. Denver District Attorney Mitchell R. Morrissey dropped the charges against Derrick Duran.

Mongols attorney Stephen Stubbs had this statement to make:

“Pulling a gun after one of your buddies pushes someone is not reasonable and cannot be self-defense … shooting an unarmed person that tries to disarm you, after you unlawfully brandish a gun, cannot be self-defense. Running to the top of the stairs, pointing a gun at the crowd below, and shooting an unarmed man that bravely tries to disarm you cannot be self-defense.”