Back before we had our "Shall Issue"
They formed as a pro gun group and had some good ideas, then the extremist took over. They would wear cameo and as much of their para military stuff out as they could get away with, N this made people nervous.
Consequently they brought a lot of attention, the bad kind and with it heat upon their group. Although they started out with good intentions it did not end up as they planed.
I once had the opportunity to have a extensive conversation with one of their leaders a number of years back, just as they were getting the bad PR, N told him that they needed to rethink their Strategy, Hats with their logo, T shirts with the logo and a "ask me about the Mi Militia" on them would go a heap further than what they were attempting, no one listened, N they became the "What ever happened to..." group.