5 Lessons From The Magnificent Seven

the magnificent seven

June 6, 2013 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

Episode 325 of The Urban Shooter Podcast

Old movies for the most part were based on classic themes.  There was less raunchiness, graphic violence and sex displayed.  Although sex and violence are a part of humanity it wasn’t shown to the degree that it is now.  We watch hyperbole now and try to catch up.

The Western is a genre that revolves around stories primarily set in the late 19th century in the American Old West. American Western Film usually revolves around a stoic hero and emphasizes the importance of honor and sacrifice. This is one of my favorites. It is packed full of lessons.

In this classic Western from 1960′s there are some messages and things I want to see if you caught when you saw it.  It’s the story of an oppressed Mexican peasant village that recruits seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.  The concept originated from a Japanese film the Seven Samaurai  (Shichinin no Samarai) and its been used ever since.  I think, the A-Team and The Expendables today have borrowed from it.

Unknowingly, many pro-gun rights guys have fallen into the trap of allowing themselves to be promoted to the low ranks of a murderer. You have let the macho take over and have confused the facts. You carry a gun or choose to because you can, and have decided to for various reasons but you are not a killer. Gun ownership has moved into the realms of being a smoker. Less desirable. I am trying to bring you back.

This movie shows that some people romanticize being a killer when in fact it is ugly. Given the choice, now they have lived long enough to reflect and learn, they had rather be farmers. They all long to be a part of something and others. That is why they stayed.

I like the dialog about being in a fight. It was not glory. You get dry mouth and sweaty hands, “it should be the opposite”.

We get a glimpse of someone with PTSD. SOmeone haunted by their past.

The bandits or criminals in this case are starving. THough they are tough and dangerous, they are being led by a wolf and also don’t have what is good in life.

what is good in life, a reason to live, a purpose, connections, obligations, love.

And the gun control piece at the end of the story that even after being made free, some villagers would rather give in to the bandits. They can’t handle freedom nor responsibility.

 Cigar of the Week

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  1. CAO La Traviata Divino
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  3. CAO MX2
  4. Cusano #18
  5. 5 Vega Classic
  7. Rocky Patel Fifty Rbusto
  8. AVO #9
  9. Macanudo (any)


New Book Announcement: “God, Guns, and Guts of Firearm Defense

When Hoplophobes Teach Our Children – Barbara Baird,  Womens Outdoor News.

Interview with African American Women Competitive Shooter,  Rita.




Corazon Espinado (Abused Heart) Santana Cover by Bones Hooks.



Kenn Blanchard, PO Box 2, Upper Marlboro, MD 20773





Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.



American Gun Owner Video One


April 17, 2013 | Posted in Video | By

Sixty listeners and friends of the Urban Shooter Podcast donated enough money for me to buy a camera, a backdrop and the software to produce this new series.  It is kickstarting my butt.  I used kickstarter.com to do this.  I guess I am a kickstarter success story.  The jury is still out on this because making a video as anal retentive as I am was hard.  I want it perfect.  It didn’t happen.  But here is what did.


Pray for a brother.  Hopefully it gets easier and better over time.




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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.



Workin Man – podcast #311

me and the dog

March 8, 2013 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

The Urban Shooter Podcast #311


Episode 311 is unpretentious and “simple.” I just wanted to say thank you for listening and supporting the Urban Shooter Podcast and give a backstory for the new listeners that have just found me.   Aesops fable, Bones Hooks tries Working Man and Simple Man. Love you.

Thank you

Thank you men and women of The Republic for standing in long lines, braving the weather, taking vacation time from work, closing businesses, driving long distances, putting up with the changes in schedules, and all that you have had to endure to participate in the process to keep and bear arms.

You know they have tried to divide us again.  Black against white, hunter against modern sporting rifle, safari hunters against everybody.  There are false flag groups, attention getting groups and individuals saying whatever to get the camera to swing to them.  You have been accused of murder.  You have been associated with racism, bigotry, made to look primitive, less than compassionate for the senseless murders that are happening every day in our cities because of a loss of faith, hope, and love.  Murders that are happening because of evil, economics, addictions, and poverty.

Stuff that has nothing to do with you and the firearms you own, collect, compete and hunt with.

I just thought I’d say thank you because I understand.

I have been called a minority all my life.  I guess you are one now because you believe in freedom, and personal responsibility. I guess you are one now.  A minority of the United States that believes in the whole Constitution, the bill of rights , owns a gun and is not happy with the way things are.  Men and women all of America.

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformist who are to justice, peace and brotherhood.  mlk

You are the brotherhood of the republic.

There are spin doctors, analyst, bean counters that advise these politicians  on the demographics,   they use data, Statistics, Trends,  they take Polls, Sales numbers, Licenses sold

And in the states where we are getting bent over and raped of our rights

is the consequence of a view of the world as consisting of “things” to be manipulated, rather than people to be interacted with and conversed with and responded to.

Don’t get caught up in division of NRA, GOA, SAF, NSSF, support who you can support.  Help who you can help.  We are all in this together.

I’ve been doing this thing solo since 1991.  I’ve worked with every group fighting for our rights.  I’ve lost money, promotions in my career, almost got thrown out of a church as a young minister for being pro-gun.  The church I pastor right now just recently voiced their “concerns” about me, and warned me not to associate the name of the church with my second amendment activities.  I’ve failed at so many things trying to keep my little operation alive.  I almost wrecked my marriage, bankrupted my family.  Oh I have been through.  The urban shooter podcast has been going  for six years almost now and the success of the show is a testiment to you, my friends, and listeners.  As I try this next thing. Video.  I am going to continue to be your cheerleader, motivator, friend and brother from another mother.  It has been tough these past few weeks since the Newtown Murders.  The extremist have successful used the deaths of our little ones and teachers to take us backwards.

Where do we go from here?  Pick ourselves up, take a deep breath, and remember the politicians that voted against you.  Don’t let them back in next term.  Work steadily, work smarter, educate your family and your neighbors.  One person at a time.

Continue to stand for what is right.  The bible says that brothers are born for adversity.

Am I your brother?

Thank you



I am just a simple man, working on the land

Oh it ain’t easy

I am just a simple man, working with my hands

Oh believe me

Freedom is the only thing means a damn to me

Oh you can’t fake it

Freedom is the only song, sings a song for me

Oh we’re gonna make it

—Bad Company


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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.



Jungle Love: Show 307 Urban Shooter Podcast

Candy Heart

February 7, 2013 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

This week Kenn mixes Black History/American History and Personal History all together with gun rights. But not until Bones Hooks starts it off with a classic hit from The TIME, “Jungle Love.” Carter G. Woodson, and the Great Migration. You are going to get a lot of history in a short amount of time. He shares some candid thoughts about love and thanks those that reached out in love. Interviews with two companies he met at the 2013 SHOT show. Introducing and hoping you will help make http://americangunowner.org a success. “What Color is Your Gun?” from his Pistol Packing Preacher CD. The Maryland Rally against Governor O’Malley’s gun legislation. 43:07 minutes

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Shoot Don’t Shoot?

What would you do if you came home and a naked man was coming out of your childs bedroom?




Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.



Do You Hate Being Falsely Accused?

American Gun Owner Show

January 28, 2013 | Posted in Video | By

There is a good reason folks like you and I hate being falsely accused. It’s a sin. The Bible and the Talmud teach it.

Exodus 20:16 – “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Mechilta to Exodus 20:13 – One who bears false witness against one’s neighbor commits as serious a sin as if one had borne false witness against God, saying that God did not create the world.

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6:16-19

Well, that is what has happened to those of us that own guns. Some how, folks have lumped murderers, psychopaths, and sick people with your friends, uncles, grandparents, police officers, veterans and neighbors that own firearms. You have bypassed reasonable and gone for the throat. Folks are no longer satisfied with restricting our right to own what we want. Fear and the lack of common sense have taken over. Panic and a mob mentality has become mainstay. It is not backed by any proof. Guns do not equate to murder.

And the world at the same time is not safer. It is growing increasingly violent. The outrage is not focused on the problem of our immoral, hedonistic, pagan, idolatrous, society. We are using a mechanical device, and the parts of it to scapegoat, and disarm the people that can be trusted to protect, preserve, and defend our neighborhoods.

I am against and oppose any new restrictions on my right to keep and bear arms. I have already been reasonable. Now its time to just say no. Stop and desist. I am not your problem. I am not a threat.

Gun ownership does not equal murder.
Magazine capacity has no effect on crime
I am against violence too. There is no Gun-Violence there is just violence.
I am offended by people that disregard my right to life. The right to live free. The right to own what I want to own. And those that are being used by the political system and don’t know it.

My people are destroyed by a lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6

We are easily spun up over things we really don’t understand or know. Did you know that the Bushmaster mentioned in Newtown, CT was never used? It was found in the trunk of the car of the crazy boy that murdered those people. Folks have over reacted and run amok.

Hunters, do you know that all hunting rifles were at some time in history military style weapons? Don’t agree with the prohibitionist. They want to ban your hunting guns too.

Murder is still a sin, still wrong, still illegal.
Gun ownership is not a crime.
Our society is broken, as are some of our churches.
Guns are not the problem they are just the scapegoat.
Magazine capacity is not the problem.
The so called assault weapons are not the problem.

We are a nation that prefers a lie to the truth.

We have a society where everything is permissible except responsibility.

Being falsely accused is sickening. It’s hurtful. It can turn your mood sour, knowing you didn’t do anything wrong but are being labeled or associated with something negative.

Does it bother you?

Do you hate been wrongly accused?



Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.