If the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) was honest, or did any basic research, they would know that during the introduction to every event the Shoot Boss (a veteran instructor who runs the event) tells attendees specifically that Appleseed is NOT a militia, and has no ties to militia groups. He or she politely tell folks that if that is what they are expecting, that we’ll be happy to refund their fees and send them on their way.
Appleseed is “militia-based” by only the most tortured definition. The extent of our involvement with militias is talking about the various Massachusetts militia units that came together on April 19, 1775 to fight British regulars in the first running battle of the American Revolution from Lexington, to Concord, and back to Boston.
The SPLC is also patently lying when it claims, that Appleseed urges “every citizen to own an AR-15 assault rifle.” Appleseed is platform agnostic, but the only rifle type it actually recommends are semi-automatic, magazine fed .22LR rifles.
Must be a Clinton running for President that the chant of Militia is back again and getting louder. Soon we will hear once again about the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy trying to sink her and her husband and his girlfriend du jour.
Go check our the article. I am expecting that Southern Poverty Law Center will soon be publishing the list of Republicans that are alleged to own slaves and fly the Southern Flag any day now.