So, uh, now that I got that outta the way; has anyone heard of Ten Ring?
Puma Mami informed me of them. They would appear to be on a similiar plane. Looks as though they're out of the N. Metro area.
Who wants to take this one?
For whoever ends up taking this one, you can PM Aftermath to get the contact info for a key contact from Tenring. [I took the info off here, since it probably shouldn't just be out on a public forum, and sent it to Aftermath].
I got this guy's card a couple of years ago at a Boy Scout troop committee meeting. Tenring does rifle merit badge classes for Boy Scouts, among other things. I would guess Linn is retired. He is concerned about how shooting sports are dying out, and how the Boy Scouts are not promoting shooting as much as they used to. Without Tenring it would be difficult (impossible?) for the boys in our area to get that rifle merit badge outside of the large Boy Scout summer camps.
They have a good group of people at Tenring, with probably a very similar philosophy to Appleseed. He may be concerned Appleseed is a "militia" so address that early on
[on the surface -- Appleseed teaches crack marksmanship, and talks about the American Revolution -- so in many people's minds that equals "militia" unless they look into it further.]