This week on the 403rd episode of the Black Man With A Gun Show podcast, Kenn tells a story about the Turkey Shoot. It’s a old rural competition that was done in the South and seen 40 years ago when he was a child among black gun owners. Happy Thanksgiving.
David Cole waxes poetically about good friends, good times and an American tradition. Take somebody hunting. Take somebody shooting. Grow the tribe and the tribe survives.
A few people have expressed their sadness over recent personal events to Kenn so he reflected some of it back but remains optimistic and hopeful. A few gun stores have closed in Maryland, and friends are going through hard times behind the scenes. In a quiet way, he tries to give them encouragement. There is a lot of sad folks in our community. There are a few people in our circles that are fighting cancer, going through divorce, unemployed and over 50 and just not feeling too festive.
Instructor Michael J. Woodland suggest dry firing and competing in USPSA and IDPA to help you shoot better.
Christopher Epps, the former President of the American Corrections Association and genuinely a nice man, had been indicted on corruption charges regarding his post as head of Mississippi Department of Corrections. He’s accused of taking a million in bribes from contractors over private prisons implementation and improvements. I say sad because I met Chris at an ACA convention, he is one of the nicest men working in corrections you’ll ever meet, and was implementing some programs that would change the conditions of the prisons in his state for the better, very progressive views. And the warden at Bayside Prison in New Jersey issued a mandate last month to the guards to stop feeding the small colony of cats who have been on the grounds of the prison for years. They’re “wild” in one way, but very dependent on the inmates and guards for their food source. Read this and you’ll see the correlation.