Celebratory Gunfire – BMWAG Show 354

Mr. Browns Jim Brown

December 26, 2013 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast | By

Happy New Year and welcome to the last episode of 2013!

Celebratory gun fire – is the shooting of a firearm into the air in celebration.

End of year, celebrating you and the guest I have had on this year, the good and the bad times. Plus – remembering Mikhail Kalashnikov, the former Red Army sergeant behind one of the world’s most omnipresent weapons — the AK-47 and its variants and copies, used by national armies, terrorists, drug gangs, bank robbers, revolutionaries and jihadists — died Dec. 23 at a hospital in Izhevsk, Russia. He was 94. Also New Year myths, plans, all about Watch Night Service, and Celebratory gun fire. Dont do it!

Grandmas Gun:  Going to track it down this year. 

Freedoms Eve


Many of us who live or grew up in and near Black communities in the United States have probably heard of “Watch Night Services.”  It is the gathering of the faithful in church on New Year’s Eve.  What some don’t know is  that what we celebrate can be traced back to gatherings on December 31, 1862, also known as “Freedom’s Eve.” On that night, Blacks came together in churches and private homes all across the nation, anxiously awaiting news that the Emancipation Proclamation actually had become law. Then, at the stroke of midnight, it was January 1, 1863, and all slaves in the Confederate States were declared legally free .

 When the news was received, there were prayers, shouts and songs of joy as people fell to their knees and thanked God. Black folks have gathered in churches annually on New Year’s Eve ever since, praising God for bringing us safely through another year.

The news didn’t get around as fast as it does now so in places like Texas, they didn’t get the message till June, and as a result celebrate “Juneteenth” for the same thing.  Freedom.

When my grandmother fired her shotgun every Freedoms’ Eve, it demonstrated a couple of things to me as a child.  The first was that we should never take our freedom for granted.  The second was that a black woman wielding a shotgun in celebration was a symbol of a nation, a people and rights we must always defend.  Slaves cannot own guns.  We are free.


What’s happening in Maryland and Kenn Blanchard’s regular shenanigans.

From Maryland Shall Issue:

2014 Gun Bills Filed.

A number of 2nd Amendment related bills have been pre-filed by Delegates and Senators. As you can expect, there are the good, the bad and the ugly.


HB 36-Public Safety – Handgun Permit – Applicant Qualifications
Filed by Delegate Smigiel
Would define apprehended danger as G&S, opening the door to using self-defense as a justification for issueing a permit.

HB 62-License Issued by Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia – Reciprocity
Filed by Delegate Smigiel
Would allow residents of the listed states with permits to carry in MD.
While it would not help MD residents (unless they honor non-resident permits) it would show people of MD who have never traveled that CCW does not equal blood in the streets.


HB 60-Repeal of the Firearms Safety Act of 2013
Filed by Delegate Smigiel
Repeals SB281


HB 94-Criminal Law – Prohibition on Manufacture of Detachable Magazine or Firearm Receiver – 3–Dimensional Printing
Filed by Delegate Auroa
Bans 3D printing guns and magazines.
There is some language that is unclear that may impact non 3D printed magazines.


HB42-Public Safety – Firearms – Application Approval Before Sale, Rental, or Transfer
Filed by Delegate Cardin
Would ban 8th day transfers, thus allowing the MSP to shut down handgun sales by not acting on applications.
Remember the original 8th day release was put in because people foresaw the MSP using the approval process to delay or reduce firearm sales.

HB 22-Baltimore City – Prohibition on Ordinance Eliminating or Limiting Duty to Retreat
Filed by Delegate Conaway
Would ban Baltimore City from ever passing any form of a Stand Your Ground Law.
The way the law is written may add a duty to retreat in the home.

HB 67-Criminal Law – Self–Defense – Duty to Retreat
Filed by Delegate Conaway
Would ban the state from passing a Stand Your Ground Law in any form.
The way the law is written may add a duty to retreat in the home.





We see here the importance of being involved and engaged this year. There are bills being presented that have as much impact as SB281. Imagine a Maryland where last summer’s 6-month delays are the norm and there is nothing you can do. Even worse, imagine a Maryland where criminals know you have to retreat to your bedroom and can freely rob your living room, kitchen, study, etc because you can’t confront them in your own home.

2A Tuesday (Feb 4th) will set the tone of this session. Will Senators and Delegates look out and see 100 people they can label as gun nuts, or a sea of 10,000 Maryland residents of every race, economic status, creed, gender and orientation, standing together for the fundamental human right of self defense?

And here’s that list of cool people I had on the show.  I think there were more than this actually.


1. Aaargo Jay

2. Ambrose Jones

3. Barbara Baird

4. Brian Dragunuk

5. Brian Hardy

6. Charles Lollar

7. Chris Cheng

8. Colion Noir

9. David Codrea

10. Doug Koenig

11. Sen. Ed Reilly

12. Emily Miller

13. Candidate EW Jackson

14. Fate of Destinee

15. Gabby Franco

16. Greg Medford

17. Hank Strange

18. Harry R. Jackson, Jr.

19. Hurshel Stroud

20. Jim Heffelfinger

21. JJ Racaza

22. Julie Golieb

23. Kevin Paulson

24. Kris Koenig

25. Mark Walters

26. Marti Hayes

27. Massad Ayoob

28. Michael Piccione

29. Del. Mike Smiegel

30. Natalie Foster

31. Nikki Goeser

32. Nikki Turpeaux

33. Candidate Paul McKinley

34. R. Lee Ermey

35. Raymond Kohout

36. Richard “Dick” Heller

37. Rick Ector

38. Rob Morse

39. Del. Ron George

40. Candidate Roy V Allmond

41. Suzanne McComas

42. Tim Schmitt

43. Tom Gresham

44. Tucker Carlson

45. Valinda Rowe

Thank you, if I missed you.  Happy New Year!  Next year is going to be even better, watch and see.







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.



Fight One More Round Podcast 309

one more round blackmanwithagun.com

February 21, 2013 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

The Urban Shooter Podcast episode 309

one more round2 blackmanwithagun.com


  • Interview with  Daily Caller.com’s – Guns and Gear editor- Mike Piccione
  • Sign of the Times- Bones Hooks
  • Gimmie All Your Loving- Bones Hooks 
  • Aesop fable
  • Interview with JJ Racaza- Caracal, Top Shot, ISPC, IDPA 
  • American Gun Owner video – Maryland Shall Issue – PSA 
  • Barbara Baird of Womens Outdoor News talks about the VP.
  • Rocky Balboa speech to his son 
  • http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackmanwithagun/american-gun-owner-show 





 “I pride ourselves on the high moral standards of our programs, and I mean that sincerely. I don’t resort to sex or crime or violence or drinking… on the programs.” 



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.



Black and American History: Podcast 308


February 15, 2013 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

The Urban Shooter Podcast

Just under an hour show features interviews with Crusader Weaponry, Barbara Baird, Nikki Turpeaux, news, candid conversations, African American and personal history related to gun control, music from KC and the Sunshine Band, Bobby Caldwell, shout outs to frends and family, Freedomsnetwork.org, americangunowner.org, kickstarter project and Bishop EW Jackson’s campaign for Lt. Gov of Virginia.

This week on the 308th episode of The Urban Shooter Podcast, I don’t talk about .308 caliber anything.   I already did that in an earlier episode.  What I wax philosophically about is American history and my link as a person of color to gun control.  I also give some silly points of references to things that have happened in my life for levity.

I got the chance to interview two guys from Crusader Weaponry at the 2013 SHOT show and Ron Larimer, blogger and podcaster of balloongoesup.com

The news segment mentions the former LAPD officer that was killed in California after a long manhunt and the recent arrest of a para-olympian from South Africa that I thought was noteworthy.  He recently killed his girlfriend.  I also gave some kudos to Mark Walters of Armed American Radio for his success in growing a pro-gun radio show on terrestrial traditional radio in this day in age.

‘Blade Runner’ Olympian Oscar Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend


Barbara Baird of Womensoutdoornews.com interviews Nikki Turpeaux of archangeltactical.com on the show.

I give an explanation about freedoms network and what I have learned about providing a social media site for fans and friends of the show.

I play a professionally made commercial I made for topgunreview.com in appreciation for their help on a future project of mine called Americangunowner.org.

I have a kickstarter program trying to raise money (2K) for equipment to expand the success of my podcast into a web series.

I introduced a new segment with a story from Aesop’s fables that I hope to add every week (till I run out) with a moral and thought to ponder.  I believe that gun owners, are some of the best people in the world and need encouragement, enrichment and entertainment in a time when they are constantly defending their right to live free, love and protect their families.  My show seeks to fill in a more holistic approach to our lives than just guns.  We are more than that.

In honor of those I love, Bones Hooks renders the opening of a Bobby Caldwell song and concludes with a KC and the Sunshine Band classic interrupted.





 Ban these magazines:

Oprah, Martha Stewart, Vogue, People, ABC Soap Opera

Ban these guns:

Nail Guns that fire over 300 nails.
bubble guns
Stupid looking cartoon fish bubble guns.




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

kickstarter helper http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/blackmanwithagun/american-gun-owner-show



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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.



The Urban Shooter Podcast #256


February 9, 2012 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

This podcast shares an interview I had with the president of EAACorp.com, Keith B., that introduces the K2 seen here, and I give some more tips for Valentines Day.  My first black history story combines a hero of the American Revolution and “character.”  Mrs. M and Barbara report in.  Barbara is working for RealTree Camo now.  Congratulations to her.  I share my thoughts on the below news story, and there are others on blackmanwithagun.com.  Zombie Strike is down to the final three chapters.  It will conclude this month.  Don’t miss the dramatic conclusion. 

News: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-mayor-rahm-emanuel-wants-state-handgun-registry-20120209,0,5729705.story


Our Question of the Week was answered by 37 members of my facebook.com/blackmanwithagun1 family.


No Excuses

This week starts the series of Black History I plan to present on the Urban Shooter Podcast. 

I plan to start the conversation with a little known African American of the Revolutionary War that was esteemed as “A Brave and Gallant Soldier.”
  His name is Salem Poor whose character was such from the Battle of Bunker Hill that fourteen officers sent a petition to the Massachusetts legislature declaring that he behaved like an experienced officer, as well as an excellent soldier and added that “a reward was due to so great and distinguished a character.”   In this battle, African Americans suffered more than 1,000 casualties. Of the 2,400 to 4,000 colonists who participated in the battle, no other man is singled out in this manner.

Poor was born into slavery c.1740 but he managed to buy his freedom in 1769 for 27 pounds, a year’s salary for the typical working man of the day.  He was a married father that left his left his wife and child behind in May 1775 and fought for the patriotic cause at Bunker Hill, Saratoga, and Monmouth.  

Maybe it’s time to emphasize what makes us different, less and our character more.

 According to John Adams, the American Revolution occurred in the hearts and minds of the American people years long before shots were fired at Concord and Lexington.  He saw the War for Independence as merely an “effect and a consequence” of the real American Revolution. 


“I have a dream that my four little children will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. “
~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is our collective character that is failing today.  When I think about my time on active duty as a US Marine.  My pride came from knowing that the men and women that wore the same uniform were accountable and responsible.  It was that character that is missing when people in the cities blame the gun for violence.  It is that lack of character that I hear when mayors talk about a gun show loophole.  It is socially acceptable to blame everything but the lack of character of men that commit violence against innocent people.

I humbly ask the veterans and patriots among us to continue to stand for what is right so that others will have a standard to see.  You won’t see it in politics.  You won’t see it in Hollywood.  And too many talking heads, don’t respect themselves, their communities, or this Nation.  Freedom isn’t free.


“It is not how we look, but how we live that defines us.”



The Zen of Gun Ownership


If you have an idea for the show, some news, or anything you think will fit, feel free to send it to me.  I appreciate your help keeping and making this show great!


Let the good times roll!



Rev. Kenn Blanchard


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.