Gun Blogs

Dorie Miller Club

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Community, Firearms, Freedom | By

Gun bloggers, Websites and the Gun Community

When I first set my up my website back in 1999, I didn’t know much about “html” or “flash” so I asked a friend that was a wiz at technology back then and responsible for some high tech surveillance stuff used by the US government.  He recommended a friend that had just started a web design business.  It was the rave back then.  This was the days when we still used BBS or bulletin boards, modem speeds were limited to how much money you had to get a spare phone line or sacrifice with your family for talking time.  We bragged about faster modems, and most folks had AOL and Compuserve accounts.  The elite had Prodigy or Earthlink.  It was the best of times.  Do remember Baud modems?

 

Things like search engine optimization (SEO), page rankings and even Google didn’t really exist in our consciousness like it does now.  As  a gun rights guy, I was light years ahead of even the National Rifle Association whom I did volunteer work for when they needed me to testify for the right to keep and bear arms somewhere or concealed carry reform.  I have since learned that being first is akin to being a mountain man, its after the cities are built that success is recorded.

 

Since then I have been caught up to and passed by more savvy writers, and influencers in this space.  I am not the first “black man with a gun,” but I am the first with a web presence.

When I first got started in the gun rights movement, I quickly learned I was not alone.

The first black NRA member on the board of Directors I met was Roy Innis from New York City.  When I tried to get a grant from the NRA, I used a template from a guy by the name of Aquil Qadir of the Dorie Miller Rod and Pistol Club *.  (I didn’t get the grant.)  This group gave me impetus to start the Tenth Cavalry Gun Club in 1992 that still exist in a better fashion in Baltimore.  The founders are the ones featured in the picture with Wayne LaPierre.

That is about all I can claim online.  I didn’t didn’t see where this was all going by the time weblogs became blogs.  I am not mad about it though.  I am still a part of the community.  I have made great contributions for the rights of the free.  I lost my (.COM) URL for awhile and had to get a (.net) account.  I toyed with the name “Urban Shooter” and rolled with it for sometime before losing it to a Czech porn king that uses it to link to a bunch of site unfit for family.  Life is about learning.  I did get my (.com) back, and then lost the (.net) consequently to the same Czech folks I think.

 

Today, I am just one of hundreds of bloggers in the gun community.  I am not even a leader in the rankings, or readers since my focus like my business as a firearms trainer died because I didn’t know then what I know now.

 

I persevere though because I am unique in the universe.  Not as a person of color, but as an American.  I am still striving.  I still serve a purpose and have encouraged hundreds if not thousands of others to do better.  I have learned patience, perseverance, and dedication.  I can truly say that after all my mistakes, I still like me.

 

Here is a short list of 100 + good folks sharing news, reviews and how-to’s within the gun community.  Some are well connected to the industry.  Some are regional stars.  Many of them meet during special get togethers like the NRA annual meeting and SHOT Show, and some are just notorious.   There are a couple that are well known in a search result but purposely omitted here because they do not play well with others. I am blessed to call most of these men and women friends.

 

18 Wheels and a 1911

A Girl and Her Gun

Accept The Challenge

All Nine Yars

Alphecca

AmmoLand.com

An NC Gun Blog

Another Day…..Another…..

Armed and Pregnant

Armed and Safe

Armed Candy

Arms are the Mark of a Free Man

Average Joe’s Handgun Reviews

Backwoods Engineer

Bangers and Mash

Belt Fed Hell

Black Man with a Gun

Bob Owens

Burgers and Boomsticks

Cemetery’s Gun Blog

Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner

Clayton Cramer’s Blog

Cocked and Loaded

Daddy Bear’s Den

Day at the Range

Days of our Trailers

Double Tapper

Dustin’s Gun Blog

eric.r.shelton

Evyl Robot Soapbox

Excels at Nothing

Female and Armed

Fill Yer Hands

Forgotten Weapons

Frank W. James, Gunwriter

From the Barrel of a Gun

GeorgiaPacking.org

Good Hill Press

Great Satan, Inc.

Gun Nuts Media

GunDudes

Gunner’s Journal

Guns, Cars, and Tech

Guy With Guns

Handgun Podcast

Hell in a Handbasket

Home on the Range

In Jennifer’s Head

JulieG’s Blog

Knitebane Manor

Last Refuge of a Scoundrel

Les Jones

M. J. Mollenhour’s Blog

MacBourne’s Musings

MacBourne’s Musings

Maddened Fowl

MArooned

Michigan Firearms Examiner

Misfires and Light Strikes

Modern Service Weapons

Mr. Completely

My Gun Culture

My Life = Chaos Management

My Tumultuous Adventure

National Gun Rights Examiner

Nerdgun – A Gunsmith Student Blog

New Jovian Thunderbolt

Newbie Shooter

Newbie Shooter

Newbius Papers

Nobody Asked Me

Not Clauswitz

No Lawyers – Only Guns And Money

NRA Blog

NSSF Blog

Oleg Volk

Packing Pretty

pdb

Peace, Love, and Ammunition

Personal Armament

Plumbum et Circenses

Politics, Guns and Beer

Rebeccaguns

Revolver Liberation Alliance

Say Uncle

Serious Gun Blog

Sevesteen

Shall Not Be Questioned

Sharp as a Marble

Sipsey Street Irregulars

Slow Facts

Smallest Minority

Snarky Bytes

Steve Fjestad’s Lethal Blogging

The Armed Lutheran

The Arms Room

The Breda Fallacy

The Cancer Ward

The Captain’s Journal

The Cartridge Box

The Countertop Chronicles

The Drawn Cutlass

The Firearm Blog

The Gun Counter

The Lair

The Michael Bane Blog

The Packetman

The View from North Central Idaho

Traction Control

Triangle Tactical

Ultimate Reloader Blog

View from the Porch

Vuurwapen Blog

Walls of the City

War on Guns

Weapon Blog

Weer’d World

When the Balloon Goes Up!

WNC Concealed Carry

Dorie Miller*Dorie Miller was the valiant hero. boxer and Navy cook, that while the enemy was bombing us at Pearl Harbor he  manned the guns during the attack and was rewarded for his bravery under fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New York Gun Owners Stand For Freedom – Episode 368

Kenn Blanchard and Donald J. Trump

April 3, 2014 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast, Freedom | By

We The People –  #368

 

They came in chartered busses. They came by train. They carpooled and caravanned. They came by motorcycle. On April 1st 2014, over ten thousand men, women and children assembled peaceable at the state capital of New York. They used the first amendment of the US Constitution to defend their second. The weather was great. The sight was beautiful. It was American.  

gun Rally Albany, NY 2014

After a long winter, the weather was favorable for so many to travel to one point to address the grievances they had with Governor Andrew Cuomo and his passing of the “Un-Safe Act.

The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 commonly known as the NY SAFE Act is a gun control passed by the New York State Legislature on January 15, 2013, in the middle of the night, Governor Cuomo signed the NYS S.A.F.E. Act into law. Since then 52 of New York’s 62 counties have passed resolutions strongly opposing this knee-jerk legislation. The Albany Police Officers Union has denounced the bill as “shameful”. The NY Sheriff’s Association has voiced firm opposition along with over 340 various town and local governments and other civic organizations. Three firearm firms have already left—or are making plans to leave—NYS. Taking millions of tax dollar revenues and hundreds of jobs along with them.

It is a really long law that makes most hunting rifles assault weapons.

If you want to go back look at history. NY has a past with gun control.

The father of New York gun control was a Democratic city politician called “Big Tim “Sullivan — and his partner in crime, literally, a state senator named Tammany Hall who was a mob boss.

Back in 1911 — in the wake of a notorious Gramercy Park blueblood murder-suicide — Sullivan sponsored the Sullivan Act, which mandated police-issued licenses for handguns and made it a felony to carry an unlicensed concealed weapon.

This was the heyday of the pre-Prohibition gangs, roving bands of violent toughs who terrorized ethnic neighborhoods and often fought with police. In 1903, the Battle of Rivington Street pitted a Jewish gang, the Eastman’s, against the Italian Five Pointers. When the cops showed up, the two underworld armies joined forces and blasted away, resulting in three deaths and scores of injuries. The public was clamoring for action against the gangs. This wasn’t West Side Story.

Problem was the gangs worked for Tammany. The Democratic machine used them as enforcers to influence the polls and intimidate the opposition. Gang leaders like Monk Eastman were even employed as informal “sheriffs,” to keep their turf under Tammany control.

Ordinary citizens, on the other hand, were disarmed, which solved another problem: Gangsters had been bitterly complaining to Tammany that their victims sometimes shot back at them. So gang violence didn’t drop under the Sullivan Act — and really took off after the passage of Prohibition in 1920.

Move on up past the wars, and the Civil Rights struggles and the Gun Control Act of 1968 and you New York has a concealed carry permit.

Up until about 1997, those with any type of carry permit had a carry permit for life. And for many, many years, there were so few problems with permit holders, that there was no reason whatsoever, to change the laws regarding concealed carry.

Then came Chuck Schumer (a Democrat), Governor Pataki. Gun control began started up again when two police officers where killed by criminals not by licensed gun owners and these two milked it.

But let me get back to the rally…

This rally was expertly organized like a military operation. It’s general was a guy I had dinner with and had never met before that day named Carl Paladino. Carl reminds me of another New Yorker I used to work for named William Casey. These are the guys that are easy to hate. They are passionate about life, and not always politically correct. They get stuff done though. He partnered with Stephen Aldstadt, President SCOPE (Shooters Committee on Political Education) NY,  and had speakers like:

• Special Guest: Donald J. Trump,
• Sheriff Tim Howard,
• Skyler Forrest DeAngelo of the Young Americans for Liberty
• Pastor Adam Jensen
• Rob Astorino, Gubernatorial Candidate
• Lenny Benedetto, Conn. Citizens Defense League
• And me.

They brought in the foot soldiers; the grassroots and they did it with finesse.

So what makes a good rally?

  1. People
  2. Purpose
  3. Plan

I have been to a few. Our friends in Illinois do a good job with iGOLD, Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day,  every year. We had a nice one a few years back in DC that Skip Coryell, lead almost single handedly. The VCDL, (Virginia Citizens Defense League) does a good one usually. But this one was by far the most spectacular for me. Most make the mistake of not taking care of the people. People sacrifice a lot to go to events like this. Work, travel, money, family obligations. These are working people, seniors, mothers and fathers.

This rally had entertainment, for the people. Madison Rising opened the event and entertained the troops. They didn’t do it for free. Musicians struggle enough as is so I understand now more than ever that if you want good, you have to pay for it.

I love Madison Rising. The lead singer, Dave Bray and Sam the drummer are the original crew, and the guys I recognize there were a couple of other guys, Chris and Alex that are no longer there I don’t think.

You have to have a purpose. This rally was to show the elected officials that the people are not happy. All the speakers were hand picked in advanced for their draw power and credibility that was part of the plan.

In 2013, this group had a rally in Albany as well but 10,000 sets of feet trampled the grass so the governor used that as a reason to push this group 1000 yards back to a better place near the Albany museum, and landmark like The Egg for their protest. I think it turned out better because the place amplified the crowd like an amphitheater.

Albany, NY

Personally, I met some fantastic people both on and off stage. I love gun people. I love how we care about our country and freedom. I love how we care for what is right in the world.
Like in all gatherings there were a few eccentric people in the crowd. There always is but nobody was out of order. You know the guy with the bad hygiene, the poor grooming habit or the ones that hold sketchy signs that they think are cute. I personally dislike the effigies. You know the ones that look like a person hanging from a string. That always looks third world or old world to me. Like there are going to lynch somebody. Somebody that looks like me. It must be in my DNA but if shots were ever fired, I am returning fire in that direction first. Just saying…

I actually don’t like crowds either after years of working security for dignitaries and VIPs. I’ve managed to manage that fear even though I know a lot about crowd dynamics. If this wasn’t a group of freedom loving, patriots I would not be there.

I got a chance to meet Donald J. Trump on this trip, and shared a stage with him. He was the headliner, the special guest and didn’t disappoint the crowd. Again this was what the people wanted. Talking heads are one thing but you have to have good charismatic speakers. He is taller than I thought and I respect the man. He didn’t get to where he is being stupid. He patted me on the arm as he went by, and encouraged me before he left. “I know you will do great. Take care.” I thought that was cool. Hope to see him again some day.

New Yorkers are different outside of NYC. I believe better. I may be partial since I married one from upstate but it is what it is.

So if you want to have a successful rally here’s what I learned.

1- Identify your people.

2- Have a clearly defined purpose.

Before the rallying begins, spread the word and use social media to get people involved in the process.

3- Plan it
The devil is in the details. Have a team that can make things happen. You need help. If you don’t plan you will fail. Pick an area that can hold a lot of people. Call your local police station to find out if you need a permit.
It takes more than money but you will need some. If there will be bands or guest speakers, who will they be and how will they be heard. Contact reports and media members a week or so prior to the event.
Try to get good speakers to attend your event. There are a lot of folks that want to be heard, don’t put anyone up.
Prepare for opposition, weather, and trouble.
Make sure there’s a schedule of events.
Have all the right permits and that the police are down with your peaceful assembly.
Think: podium, speakers, mics, sound system, etc.
Be prepared to clean up after the event.
Go for it.

 

 

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Gun Registration in Maryland

Gun Rights Maryland

October 15, 2013 | Posted in Community, Freedom, Politics | By

A Maryland court has denied a challenge to a new gun control law, saying they didn’t act soon enough to make a case.

Our friends at the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, Inc., Maryland Licensed Firearms Dealers Association, Maryland Shall Issue, Inc., Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and individual Maryland citizens, filed suit to stay of Maryland’s planned implementation of a Handgun Qualification License (“HQL”) requirement for all Marylanders seeking to purchase a handgun on or after October 1, 2013. They were hosed.

The Maryland Firearm Safety Act of 2013, alternatively known as SB 281 (the “Act”), makes all handgun purchasers a pre-purchase burden of fingerprinting and a $50 application fee. First-time handgun purchasers who are not honorably discharged from the military or are police officers, will face the additional requirement of four hours of live instruction (Maryland State Police regulations are expected to add the firing of one round at a range as part of the instruction). This must all be done before, and in addition to, the submission of the now-required 77R application, extending the time of purchase by up to 30 days. Because of these new rules, no guns are being sold. Nobody qualifies. There isn’t a standard nor has a course curriculum been created. We can’t even abide by the draconian rules that have been created.

The lawsuit, that was in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, requests immediate emergency injunctive relief in the form of a Temporary Restraining Order because the October 1HQL requirement is a de facto ban on the purchase of handguns, as there currently exists no procedure for acquiring a HQL, creating an unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment right of the law-abiding, responsible citizens of Maryland to obtain a handgun for defense in the home. It was denied.

The denial came after “Blue Lights and Sirens loving gubernatorial candidate” Attorney General Doug Gansler asked a federal judge in Baltimore to deny the group’s request for an official order preventing the law from being Individual residents, gun shops, and organizations filed two lawsuits last week against what they see as a violation of their Second Amendment right.
Gansler said the motion should be denied entirely since the plaintiffs have had six months to organize a lawsuit after Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the law earlier this year. He also said the gun advocates have yet to prove how the new law would cause harm and do not demonstrate a case that seems likely to succeed.

Gun registration has come to Maryland. The new laws have become a way of stopping the sale of firearms in the State. The new law which requires law-abiding people to pay almost two hundred dollars before being able to purchase a firearm, with a new license, trying to find a place to get their fingerprints taken, and adds 45 firearms to the list of banned assault weapons in the state and limits handgun magazines to ten rounds.

The Supreme Court today announced it will not hear the Woollard case, allowing the ruling of the 4th Circuit to stand. That said, a denial of cert does not mean an affirmation of the ruling. This is a setback for 2nd amendment civil rights, but it is by no means the end.

I am trying to get 10,000+ people in Maryland to join me in this fight. Please go to http://gunrightsmaryland.com and join.

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Governor O’Malley Use of Maryland State Police

Governor of Maryland

September 13, 2013 | Posted in Freedom | By

Maryland has some of the best law enforcement officers in America. The Maryland State Police (MSP) are professional, serious as a heart attack men and women that have been used to pit Marylanders against police by the Governor. To drive a wedge in between the police and the citizens they serve Governor Martin O’Malley used them to enforce his unconstitutional gun control in the state.

The Maryland State Police weren’t given the rules, the tools or the people so they had to had to enlist the help of multiple non-MSP agencies and tasked up to 200 employees with entering Personal Identifying Information (PII) for the MSP in order to reduce the current backlog. In their Press Release, the MSP assured us that the information was secure and that we have nothing to worry about but they were wrong.

There are serious concerns and issues that need to be addressed. A local group, Maryland Shall Issue.Org has found that:

• Employees are accessing a searchable database of 77R forms.
• The web portal to that database is insecure, does not use SSL, has an expired security certificate and is accessible from anywhere on the Internet. It is not contained within Maryland Government networks.
• All of the employees were given the same login and password.
• The database is searchable. You can search by name and even enter partial searches.

From what we understand, the original 77R’s have been scanned in .TIF format and placed on encrypted disks. The employees are accessing the data from the disk and entering it through the insecure web portal.

However, since they all use the same login, it will be virtually impossible to know who accessed what information and when. It also means that if the login information is shared with an outside source, the MSP would have no way of tracking down the source of the leak and enforcing their “confidentiality agreement.”

This information is accessible from anywhere if you have the login information. You can even access it from a smartphone. So basically if you are gun owner, your business is in the street.

Governor Martin O’Malley and the Maryland General Assembly spoke at length about how they want to make Maryland safer through strict gun control. It is unvbelieveable that the same people who claim to be proponents of making our state safer could allow such a grievous breach of security.

Not only did MSP allow unauthorized persons to view and input this information, they now are allowing it to be transmitted online without any encryption into a database where everyone shares the same account.

Understand in very simple terms: Your recent order with Amazon.com is FAR more secure than your personal identifying information with the Maryland State Police.

Fellow Second Amendment supporters, the Maryland General Assembly Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive & Legislative Review (AELR) will hold a hearing On Monday, September 23rd at 1:00 p.m. in the Department of Legislative Services building in Annapolis to review emergency regulations proposed by the Maryland State Police to implement the provisions of Senate Bill 281.

There will be a rally on Lawyers Mall on September 23rd at 11:00 AM before the hearing begins. Maryland Shall Issue.org (MSI) encourages everyone to show up for the rally and sign up to testify at the hearing. We ask that you keep your testimony to the content of the regulations and not SB281 general complaints or constitutionality. Additionally, this event MUST NOT become a partisan rally but this is an opportune time to let Annapolis know law abiding Maryland citizens, who value their Constitutional rights, are still paying attention.

Your rights are being trampled by this administration. Now is the time to show up and make your voice heard.

Join us in Annapolis on September 23rd!

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Kick Starter Project For Infringed the Movie

Pete Gould

September 12, 2013 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast, Community, Freedom | By

You heard about the crew from Connecticut with audacious goals to make a new movie on the Black Man With A Gun Show. Things are moving slow and they could use a “Shot” of love with a financial donation to fund the flick.

Help them help us stop the madness of misinformation, ignorance and anti-rights thinking.

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