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Black Man With A Gun

Discover American history, gun training tips, product reviews and interviews with great people on the responsible, family friendly, gun owners podcast hosted by Kenn Blanchard (since 2007).


The Last Episode
News about the new White House Initiative about Gun Violence Legal terminology for the CCW folks  Last show    Thank you my friend for following listening and subscribing and support this podcast. This is the last one.  I am signing off and shutting down some of the other things I have done on line.  Please support  You can find me at   My contact info is still     I started a guitar repair company called   I am working on starting as a musician.  If you want to help me, here’s a link.    My wife’s story.    Love you,   Shalom Baby,   Kenn 
31:29 9/23/23
Remembering Charlton Heston - Episode 710
A short story about I remembered today.   thanks for listening.  Check out the network and other shows at let me know if I should continue this podcast, or if ok to modify it by combining some of the others I produce here.  Your opinion matters to me.
14:22 7/7/23
Responsibility and Gun Ownership
Rev. Kenn Blanchard talks about personal responsibilty and gun ownership. Sponsored in part by and friends at check out and the new shows there like Clay Miles and the new story telling podcast:
08:11 5/19/23
New Show Coming - Never Fry Bacon Naked: And other life lessons!
This week I want to honor a friend and announce a move. Congratulations to Rick Ector on his recent appointment to the NRA Board of Directors.  I personally know how much this means to him and know he will do the best he can as a representative of firearms trainers, counselors, and gun rights activist.  The guy has been focused and determined to save the lives of people in his home state of Michigan, especially the cities and women. He has single handedly created a space for women of color to get exposed and familiar with firearms in an untraditional environment.  As a gun rights activist, Rick is a force of nature. He could become a politician if he weren't so nice, respectable, and honest.  He often credits me for getting him involved but Rick didn't need me, I just fed the spark he had and it turned into a blaze. He is proof that determination, and positive thinking can do great things.  Having a positive attitude means you have an optimistic outlook. That guy has taken the Second Amendment and the gun rights community to the level it should be.  He has optimism.  He has hope. He believes that if he keeps chugging on things will work out well.  Being voted on the board of director for the National Rifle Association is a bigger deal to Rick that the rich and famous peers with him. I am proud to call him a friend. Like he says, "True Story."       Check out the first episode of NWhy You Should Never Fry Bacon Naked: And other life lessons!; and subscribe at   thank you.  Kenn 
05:03 4/25/23
Wanted: Gun Rights Activist
  Social suicide and the Second Amendment Gun Rights Activist Wanted Time for a change. New podcast coming called Doable!   The BMWAG is looking for experienced gun rights activists to join our team in advocating for the rights of gun owners.   We are looking for an individual with experience in grassroots campaigns, political organizing, and public outreach. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing strategies to expand our membership base and increase public awareness of our mission.   The ideal candidate should have a deep knowledge of the history and current debates surrounding gun rights, extensive experience in creating and managing successful advocacy campaigns, and excellent communication and public speaking skills.   The successful applicant will be a self-starter, highly organized, and able to work independently to achieve our organization’s goals. They will be expected to travel frequently and represent our organization at public events.   If you have a passion for gun rights and a track record of successful advocacy, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience.     The perfect candidate, is self motivated and financially sound.  you have to operate as a non profit though you won’t get money by doing it that way.  Must be able to debate an emotionally charged subject reasonably and calmly no matter what.  You must be an ambassador, diplomacy a must.  You represent the cause and not yourself.         Https://    Https:// 
23:34 4/15/23
Chopping it Up with Comedian Clay Miles
Conversation with a Comedian   As I contemplated my life this week, I ran into a comedian named Clay Miles.  Although our conversation had nothing to do with guns and the Second Amendment it was good.  I wanted to learn about him and comedy. I needed to laugh. Maybe you do too.  I am pondering and thinking about what direction to take this show.  I took a moment to record and share it with you.  I have a few questions for you too.  Help me out.    Claymiles  Shalom Baby,   Kenn 
24:10 3/18/23
What Gun Control Really Means
Gun control is a business. Gun control is a hot button. Gun Control is people control. Gun control only affects law abiding gun owners.   Short form podcast episode- under 20 min.    You can reach me at  You can support me at or    Check out what is happening at    Shalom baby,   Kenn 
17:15 2/18/23
What Do You Know About Striker Fire?
This is a short convo about striker fired sidearms.  Maybe you are carrying one now.  Maybe it should be your next/first purchase.  I am giving you three to try at the range under supervision/training. Revolvers are still good.  Don't count them out. Warning on social media. Trying to get my mojo back, let me know if you are listening, and/or have questions.    Shalom Baby   Rev. Kenn Blanchard   
20:01 2/7/23
I identify as an American - Episode 703
Sharing some commentary and seeking your thoughts on what I said.  Sharing what it takes to get started as a gun owner in Maryland and giving kudos to the Virginia Citizens Defense League, for leading as a gun rights organization. The state of Maryland isn’t quite up to the level of New York or California when it comes to gun control, but it ain’t for lack of trying. Maryland has tons of gun control laws on the books, and none of them have made Baltimore any safer, but that won’t stop them from doing more. Thanks for sharing,   Shalom Baby, Rev. Kenn Blanchard 
27:48 2/2/23
Shooting is Mental - 702
Gun ownership requires responsibility.  There is more mental energy required than just owning a gun and shooting it recreationally. (that is what I mean by Shooting is Mental) Training will save you money and save your life.  Seek some before you buy and you’ll thank me. Firearm ownership is not for everyone but it should be for anyone who has not given up his or her right to do so. Buying a firearm should be an educated decision not an emotional one. Shooting is mental because you have to navigate fact from fiction, and hype from reality. You have to make some judgement calls. You have to train your brain not to do what you have seen on TV or on social media.  You have to make decisions that are literally life or death.  Am I prepared to defend myself? Am I ready to go through with what is coming after I stop a bad guy?  Can I handle the political foolishness?  Have I been on the right side of this thing?  Who do I believe now?  Where do I get training from?  Who is legit and not a mall ninja?   Shooting is mental.   These days everybody is an expert.  Who do you trust to teach your family?  Are you going to become a competitor?  Going to start a club?  Going to join one?     Then there is the racism, sexism, separatism that is HUGE in this community. Us vs them.  If you aren’t careful you’ll get sucked up in the foolishness.  Yeah I said it.  Foolishness, it’s one of the reasons after 30 years of gun rights activism you don’t see me at conventions and events.   Below are a list you will probably see each time you go to a public range, learn them. A more in depth reason for them will follow.   1.            Treat all guns as if they were loaded.  2.            Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. 3.            Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire.  4.            Be sure of your target and what's beyond it. 5.            Always wear eye and ear protection when shooting. 6.            Be sure the barrel is clear of obstructions before shooting. 7.            Don't alter or modify your gun, and have guns serviced regularly. 8.            If your gun fails to fire when the trigger is pulled keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. 9.            Use correct ammunition. 10.            Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics of the firearm before you use it.   Thank you for your prayers and financial support. This show is still listener sponsored through It is also supported by Crossbreed Holsters. Check out my new business at    Shalom Baby, Kenn 
37:27 1/3/23
Religion and Self Defense (Episode 701)
Talking mostly from the Christian point of view but showing similarities with other religions. Guns and the Bible  Talking religion and self defense.  Bible verses and gun control. Common sense thoughts. Thanks for being here and supporting me. 
27:45 12/10/22
Who Do You Love?
Episode 700   Some weekly motivation and thoughts the about self destructive behaviors we have; getting unstuck, moving on and doing better.   A letter from an old guy going to a nursing home. A perspective.    Happy belated Thanksgiving.   Lotta love,   Kenn    Https://  
31:39 11/29/22
Being Online- a Rant | Episode 699
This episode is dedicated to Ed Levine of the VCDL. (RIP) Ranting about poor concealed carry use and being rude online.  We are all the same and different.  Truth bombs dropped here. Let me know if I'm off on this epsiode.    Shalom Baby, Kenn to support/ give back  
18:44 11/6/22
Being Grateful - Episode 698
Being Grateful   Pastor of Patriots, Pistoleros and Paladins   I am grateful to the Most High G*d for life and another chance to get it right. I am grateful to you for listening subscribing and being a part of my life.   Being grateful is thing you can do when the world seems upside down. If you count your blessings they can outweigh the stuff you feel stuck in.   I borrowed this episode from the Speak Life Church podcast I do every Sunday rain or shine.  If you liked what you heard, please subscribe and share it.    Give back to the podcast at    Be Grateful (music used without permission) was Walter Hawkins (1975)
32:24 10/25/22
Hard To Kill - Episode 697
This week I want to introduce to some and remind others about situation awareness.  The threats have been increasing among many groups.  You are probably in one of them.  Don't think being pro-gun is a talisman against getting popped in the head by a group of teens.  Are you paying attention? Your Mind is Your Primary Weapon. Col Jeff Coopers Color Code "Are you a fat body?" - Losing weight and getting in shape for your next fight. Give back by supporting the podcast and your brother at   Let me know what you thought of this episode.   Check out my friends at:  Https://    Situational awareness literally means to be constantly aware of your situation. Now in terms of security, it means to be constantly aware of your security situation and identifying potential threats and dangerous scenarios. This sounds a bit stressing to be aware of risks and danger all the time, specially if you live in a high risk level neighborhood or city. So we want to focus on how to achieve this awareness in a relaxed way. Situational awareness is more a state of mind than a learned skill. This is important not only for security agents and corporations, but also and most important for individuals to learn how to identify criminal behavior and other dangerous threats around them so they can react accurately and defend themselves and others. Cooper Color Code  (4 Levels of Situational Awareness) Condition White: total unawareness. The news is full of these oblivious victims. Condition Yellow: a relaxed awareness, the optimal everyday state of being. Condition Orange: a specific alert has triggered your full attention. If you haven’t done it yet, thinking through your plan of defense or getaway happens here. Condition Red: ready to defend your life.  
19:14 10/17/22
Sharpening The Saw : Episode 696
Thank you for listening, sharing and commenting on another episode of the Black Man With A Gun Show Podcast.      Sharpening the Saw Preparing for the “next” Apocalypse  Divided States of America    Https:// is my next endeavor    Stay in contact:       Give back and support the show at   Https:// 
15:34 10/10/22
What's Up Dog? - Episode 695
What's up my friend.  I had a revelation and think I am back for good this time.  I got some explaining to do if you are new to the show.  Thank you for hanging with me to my long time listeners and friends. The show is back if you'll have me.  Let me know either way. email me at  Are you prepared for floods?  Natural disasters?  Hint hint. Dog theft is a new thing. And although none of us can bear the thought of our family pets going missing, leaving them miserable and at risk, around 40% of all animals reported lost have actually been stolen. According to the stats, over 60% of these are tragically never recovered. Support You can give back to the show at            How are you going to defend yourself if threatened while walking your dog?   Last month was Suicide Prevention month. I’m just here to remind you that you still matter. You’re not alone. I may not understand exactly how you feel, but you’re not alone. “Life is very difficult, especially when you’re alone.”  I may not understand exactly how you feel, but you’re not alone. I care.   Hotlines in the U.S. All hotlines listed below are free and confidential. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  800-273-TALK (8255)   The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24 hours a day, every day. Services are also available for veterans, and for Spanish speakers. 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.  When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary. The current Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally.   Https://   Trying something new here:  If you like cigars... Gran Habano Double Deal! Restrictions may apply.
21:11 10/4/22
Tips To Live Your Best Life
  Training, living, growing, and being sure of where you stand. Ref: Proverbs 4:7 Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs    Support the show and this brother at 
19:42 9/6/22
Does the fear of missing out get you? (FOMO)   DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE GOING TO THE GUN SHOP GOING TO THE GUN SHOP TRY BEFORE YOU BUY TYPES OF FIREARMS AVAILABLE RESEARCH THE GUN LAWS IN YOUR STATE CAN YOU LEGALLY BUY A GUN? BACKGROUND CHECK Sponsored by:   Check out on Youtube Subscribe to it for laughs, kids and silliness.   Thank you for your continued prayers and support. You can support the show and all I do at    Shalom baby,   Kenn     
26:07 8/12/22
Everything Old is New Again - Episode 692
Rev. Kenn Blanchard inspires, educates and shares some wisdom on a cyclical view of time and culture, and how it connect to gun rights activism.  He also has commentary about the proposed 2022 assault weapon ban. His origin story and tons of motivation.   Check out Lil Spoon the puppet and subscribe to on Youtube      Support: Https://  Https://    The bill:
34:20 8/3/22
Legally Armed In Detroit - Rick Ector Rick Ector, an urban Firearms Instructor in the most violent city in the world - Detroit, Michigan. Info on Personal Protection, Firearm Safety, Concealed Pistol License CPL, Concealed Carry Weapons CCW, Detroit CCW Class, and Self-Defense. TikTok: detroitccw Facebook: MichiganCCW Facebook: detroitccw Twitter: detroitccw Youtube: detroitccw IG: detroitccw Blog: Email: info@detroitccw PayPal: Email:   Episode 691 I have a lot explaining to do but not now.  This week I want to share and highlight an event coming next week in Detroit, MI.   Thank you for supporting this show and not giving up on me    Changes coming, stand by. KB 
30:39 7/23/22
Gadsden Flag and Symbolism | Episode 16
Are you aware of the symbolism behind some of the things freedom rights advocate stand behind? Could you be misreprenting how you really are? This week I want to talk to you about the Gadsden Flag.  How well do you know it? What is it about symbolism? Symbolism is the idea that things represent other things.       Thank you for supporting this podcast and this brother. Kenns 60th birthday gift :  Who but G*d know your true intentions? Don't stop growing. Shalom baby, Kenn             
19:03 6/20/22
Mass Shooter
Kenn returns and talks about mass shootings and shooters, reasons why and what you will be confronting as a firearms owner.  Politics, Red Flag laws, and buying a gun now before they’re all gone,  and more.  The solution is “software”  not hardware.  You are your brothers keeper.     Thank you for still supporting me at      “Life is very difficult, especially when you’re alone.”  I’m here to remind you, that you are not alone.   I may not understand exactly how you feel, but you’re not alone. I care. Love,   Kenn    P.S.   Hotlines in the U.S. All hotlines listed below are free and confidential.   National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  800-273-TALK (8255)   The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24 hours a day, every day. Services are also available for veterans, and for Spanish speakers.   Samaritans Helpline 877-870-4673 (HOPE) Call or text Samaritans Helpline is available 24/7.   Copline (800) 267-5463 Set up for police officers, staffed by retired police officers who volunteer their time, this hotline provides crisis intervention 24/7.  
24:42 6/13/22
How To Make Money with Guns | Episode 14
It’s been a month since the last episode and I want to give you an update and some personal information about myself so that you know what is going on.     How to make money with guns  The title may be a little on the click bait type side of things but I am going to share actually some things I have seen or tried and see if you know of someone that has done it too.  There is nothing new under the sun and maybe you can do a better job at it.   I want to really thank the people that have followed this show for more than a decade and those that support it through monthly donations through  I know its not the best platform for supporting a show but you have been faithful and it helps me. I also want to thank you for supporting me personally through my recent  struggle and even those that have donated through GoFundme.  My wife will freak out when she finds out we had a campaign but despite my reservations, it was a Godsend.  That first bill in February could have taken me out.     If you want to contribute to the family gofundme thing for my wife.   I am paying $400 a day for her right now.   This week I shared that I am going through depression.  It is only temporary.  I am learning and working through it. I created a new YouTube channel to help people called     I'm here to let you know that you matter.    I heard that one person can change your life. I don't know if I'm that one for you but together we can make a difference. There is a lot going on right now and sometimes one person gets lost in the noise. I have protected people all my life. I'm an veteran of many groups that experience depression, trauma and loss on a regular basis; military, law enforcement, and clergy.  I’d appreciate it if you’d help me make Spoon a thing.   I started a new YouTube channel for Spoon.  Will you help me reach my first 100 subscribers?   Here’s the national hotline for suicide prevention 1-800-273-8255 for the record, if you need it.       Again, thanks.  I appreciate you more than you know.  Working on getting back to full strength.  Those that know the words of prayer, throw one up for me will ya?     Shalom baby,   Kenn  Https:// 240-200-0713 
35:34 5/16/22
Ghost Guns | Episode 13
This show recorded live next to a furnace.     Ghost guns are in the news.  What are they?  Why should you care?     News:    Support Kenn and subscribe to his new YouTube channel PLEASE so he can grow it to help vets, law enforcement, First responders, and patriots get help and coping skills in a new project called Spoon Says.   This show is supported by  And 
26:42 4/10/22
5 Things You Must Know About ARs | Episode 12
The News -Jimenez Arms -Ghost Guns Sterling Arsenal 201 Davis Drive, Unit FF, Sterling, VA 20164. 571-926-8705 Https://  Update on my wife’s condition    Winners of my question last week.    Victor  V.  Aaron S.  Linwood J   One suicide is too many  I created this design to remind you and everyone that sees it that one person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes.  I decided to dedicate my whole guitar playing future to support this and help as many as I can.      Please continue to support me at    Rev. Kenn Blanchard 240-200-0713    Thanking you for being a part of my extended family.  If you want to contribute to the family gofundme thing for my wife.      Next week •5 Things You Must Know About ghost guns   SHARE THIS:  HTTPS://BLANCHARDNETWORK.COM   
21:14 4/2/22
Saving | Episode 11
Prior Proper Planning Pays Off   Saving money in the shooting sports Update on my wife: Not A Sermon     Unless you are wealthy, recreationally shooting is expensive.  The firearm can cost $400-$4500.  Range time for indoor ranges is $15-25 an hour.  Ammunition, targets, and safety equipment vary. If you are on a budget, good with your money or want to save a few dollars here are some tips that will help you do that.  This will be the first in a series, I will provide for you from time to time.  You don’t like blowing money do you?  Firearms, pistols in particular are almost impulse buys.  They are advertised by movies, screen heroes and the cool kids wherever they are these days.      Range fees have stayed the same for the most part but there are so many new shooters now that it is now unheard of to have an hour wait to use an indoor range.  Believe it or not, that wasn’t the case just a few years ago.    Ammunition increased during the Trump years and hasn’t returned to normal.  Your gun food is important.  Back in the day, when firearm tolerances varied and you had to get gunsmiths to “work” out the rough edges and give love to a handgun just so that it was consistent, ammunition was crucial.  Not all guns worked well with all the brands and grades of ammunition available.  It is a little less the case now although you will find out that with practice, there is some ammo that works best for you.  Different loads, bullet weights, etc. in your firearm do different things when you are behind it.  You won’t know that from the box or necessarily from the recommendation from your shooting partner.  Depending on your shooting schedule, goals, type of firearm, I suggest you buy your ammo in bulk. I’m talking about 1000 rounds of practice ammo.  And 100 rounds of self-defense stuff.    At the onset, 1000 rounds seems like a lot but if you are shooting a semi-auto handgun that has a ten round magazine because you live in one of THOSE states like I do. And you have three magazine that’s 30 rounds.  They sell the good stuff at 25 rds a box typically so you might pay $21-49.00 a box of 25.   Practice ammo- seller & ballot, Winchester, magtech, blazer, Remington, federal     Ear Pro, eye pro and targets,   Invest in a range bag   an Emergency Personal Injury Kit (EPIK)  a rapid-application tourniquet.  eye and ear protection.  a notebook and pen (for recording your rounds fired and perhaps notes on your training and performance)  a cloth for wiping down your firearm and magazines after training.    If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.Success if being able to continue just one more time after failing or falling.As crappy as things are for you right now, they will be the good old days for your kids, nieces and nephews.Somebody.   This is a little update on the situation.  If you have been following me for the past ten months you know that my wife had a brain tumor removed that incapacitated her. The family has been devastated.  Last Friday, after recovering from being bedridden, and having pneumonia (twice), two blood clots, and fungal meningitis, she had surgery to relieve pressure in her brain.  God clicked the switch and she is talking again.    She’s almost 100% back mentally.  She wants to eat and was able to swallow water.  It’s amazing and so God!    Make sure you have health benefits. Get long term care insurance. Have someone that will advocate for you if you can’t speak.   Visit the sick. Believe and worship God. He is worthy! Thank you for your prayers and friendship.    Thank you for supporting us.     Your friend and brother from another mother, Kenn Sponsored by:      
26:15 3/23/22
Suicide | Episode 10
If you’re looking for a sign not to kill yourself, this is it.”  If you’re thinking about suicide and looking for a sign to stay alive, consider this podcast your sign. Whether you realize it or not, you have the opportunity to make a positive difference in this world. Somebody out there can benefit from your unique talents and gifts. Sometimes all you may need to keep going is a simple sign letting you know that someone cares and wants you to keep going.  If you are in crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to anyone. All calls are confidential.    "Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world."  תלמוד ירושלמי, סנהדרין, פרק ד, הלכה א "You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Sponsored by    Veterans Crisis Line   240-200-0713 
25:33 3/2/22
Shooting Positions | Episode 9
If you want to share this podcast, go to    This week I want share something for those that have never shot a firearm in any other way than standing up in a static range. Suggesting you get more training. Shooting in less than ideal conditions. Low light shooting Sitting Kneeling Prone Cover and concealment  Little known American History Don’t be Stupid.   Love,   Rev. Kenn Blanchard Https:// 
20:57 2/23/22
Made By History | Episode 8
We are not makers of history but made by history- Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. This week in honor of African American History month, I want to share some little know history in our time that shapes the way people you are trying to convince to support the 2A way.  It is leading to 1968 and thirty years afterwards. There is nothing new under the sun. I want to give you some American history from 1954 - 1995.   Thanks for listening.  If you like what you hear would you share it.  If you want to comment or reach me, hit me up at or call me at 202-579-9435.  You can support the show on  or help me get my birthday present   Want to start your own podcast?  Use this affiliate link.   Look for the back catalog of the black man with a gun show if interested in more progun stuff. On this very same feed. It goes back to 2008.   Thank you for listening. Kenn    
30:12 2/16/22

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