One Million Downloads

1mil downloads

August 29, 2013 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast, News, Urban Shooter Podcast | By

On August 24, 2013, the Black Man With A Gun Podcast, reached the milestone of being downloaded 1,000,000 times.  

What has been truly exciting about the podcast is the people that I have met and now call friends because of it.

I have podcasters, bloggers, hunters, safari guides, entrepreneurs and politicians that I can call friends.

I created the show to be more cost effective than trying to find a place to speak publicly.  it was more economical to share a joke, encourage a friend and tell a story from my basement than anywhere else.


1mil downloads

The podcast started in December 2007 and was called Black Man With A Gun Live, for a few episodes. Then it was renamed The Urban Shooter Podcast where the host, Kenn Blanchard tried a number of things to distinguish it from the growing number of gun related podcast like and with a originally narrated story called Zombie Strike, comedians, and political commentary.

In July 2013, it was rebranded, the Black Man With A Gun Show. It is a pro-gun variety show that provides interviews of newsmakers, product reviews, commentary, humor, the music of America and inspiration for people in the firearms community. Its not just a gun podcast. He shares men’s issues, cigar reviews and news like no one else.  The show is available to help friends and patriots.   It has the point of view of a eclectic, former US Marine, firearms trainer, former law enforcement officer, and Christian minister that has been a gun activist since 1991, who has worked with just about everybody in the gun community.

As the Show matures, the host seeks to make it more entertaining, more inspirational and available on multiple networks and channels.

Thank you for making this possible. 


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.



Ramzy Sweis – Comedian

Ramzy Sweis with dog

July 16, 2013 | Posted in Pop | By

God gives us what we need even when you don’t know He is listening to your bellyaching. This week he showed me what persistence looks like. It is pretty close to clinical attention deficit disorder. It is the curse and blessing of entrepreneurism. It is focus despite the negativity, the naysayers and the need we all have to be accepted. Sometimes you just have to press on.

I just interviewed a new comedian, media producer that was relentless. This guy was all over the place in our conversation but I believe is a good guy that is going to succeed. He was persistent.  He was as focused as .00 buck going down range.  His name is Ramzy Sweis.

He was born in Melrose Park, IL.  He is an American of Jordanian heritage.   He said he studied at six alternate colleges.  He is a trained boxer.  His script, “You Can’t See God,” won awards from Chicago Screenwriter’s Network to Tribeca.   He has also written, directed, acted & edited a 70-minute biopic on tinnitus.

He is currently  shooting a standup comedy reality show: “I Never Repeat A Joke.”

Comedy is tough. You get a lot of abuse before you hone your skills and start to flow. I hope Ramzy makes it. He gave me a different look into the world of a start up comedian and that it takes a whole lot of tenacity to do what he is doing.

This is what persistence looks like.

Ramzy Sweis alert

persistence [pəˈsɪstəns], persistency


1. the quality of persisting; tenacity

2. the act of persisting; continued effort or existence

3. the continuance of an effect after the cause of it has stopped persistence of vision


Go get’em Ramzy.!!——————————————-

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 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.



The Urban Shooter Podcast 292

Witchy Woman The Urban Shooter Podcast 292

October 25, 2012 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

Happy Halloween, ghost and goblins, saints and ain’ts.

Witchy Woman- Bones Hooks Intro (Eagles)

  • Barbara Baird talks to the reigning queen of shooting and all things nice, Julie Golob.
  • Kenn talks about a Rock and a Hard Place.
  • Cigar of the week: is a Angeleno Robusto 2009. A mild Dominican cigar great for new smokers. Its 5 ¼ x 50, that cost about $9.50 a stick. The Angelenos Robusto 2009 is from Prometheus and handcrafted by the Fuente family in the Dominican Republic.
  • Launch of the new Christian Ministry Podcast: the UnNamed Church this week.
  • Spyderco, Microtech and Emerson demos demo from




Black Gun Owners: Rock and a Hard Place

You ever wonder why there are so few African Americans at your pro-gun event? For many shooters in the black community gun ownership makes them a pariah. They deal with gun bigotry, cultural alienation and a lack of support. Let me illustrate one case with a guy named Phil and his family.

After Phil was married and became a father, protection of the house meant more to him that safeguarding property. He bought a shotgun. The shotgun was secured and forgotten until there was a home invasion down the street. Phil went back to the gun shop and bought his first handgun. He took all the steps required to legally own a handgun which is more than he realized when he first had the thought. He did the paperwork, passed the national instant check, waited to be “Not Disapproved” by the Maryland State Police a week later and picked up his pistol ten days later. He took a class on concealed carry and learned that there was much he didn’t know about the Second Amendment, the political games tied to the right to keep and bear arms, and now how his family and friends thought of him.

Buying a gun that he intended to carry concealed when and if he was approved to do so alarmed his extended family. When he shared some of the things he learned about gun control with his brother in law, it started a big family fight. He was called a sell-out, an Uncle Tom, and blamed for the deaths of the drug dealers across town. They asked if he had joined the racist NRA. Phil was in shock at the responses. The more he talked about what he had learned the more alienated he became. He did have one ally at the Sunday dinner. His cousin John the family dissident and racist, who blame everyone for his failures in life, was the only one that agreed he should have a firearm. His input didn’t help Phil. Alone and dejected, Phil is like many Americans of African descent in the gun community.

Discrimination from your own family hurts. As a new black gun owner some find out that you have to defend the history of gun rights from slavery till the present often with a hostile audience. While you are sharing facts they are hitting you with every sound bite the anti-self-defense people have produced.

This happens because of conditioning over the past four hundred years, much like a Stockholm Syndrome. That is when a victim begins to express empathy toward their oppressor, sometimes to the point of defending them. After the Black Codes were instituted after the Civil War, black women lost husbands, and mothers lost sons for just the act of carrying a firearm. To be found in possession of ammunition, or any parts of a weapon could mean death by a mob. It was socially acceptable to summarily punish an armed black man. And that punishment ranged from public beatings, imprisonment, work camps, to torture/death. A few centuries of that and every black woman that survived has that DNA in her, to forbid bringing a sidearm into the house.

She doesn’t care about the right to keep and bear arms argument. She just wants to save the lives of her children. This fear tactic is still being used to mothers in the city. She doesn’t believe gun ownership applies to her family. She doesn’t have the luxury of philosophical debate about gun control. She just wants to save her race. It is hard to overcome that fear in the black home where the matriarch often rules and the facts are not there.

Phil’s cousin tells him to watch himself when he goes looking for training and to make sure he isn’t used as a target since he will be the only “colored” guy out there, as was in the movie, “Surviving the Game” (1994) action film, starring Ice-T, Rutger Hauer, and Gary Busey. So armed with all of that squirrely information and conflict is in the back of Phil’s mind he decides to attend a pro-gun event.

You and I know that when Phil finally gets to a big gun event he will be welcomed warmly like everyone else. Unfortunately, culturally with all the themes he may not be familiar with. Things like big game hunting, NASCAR, and country music being prominent. While it may be American, it is not all of America.

This isn’t every non-white male gun owners’ story but just one I am familiar with. I have spent the last twenty years, mediating, and encouraging the positive people that help our movement get past this that would never get the applause anywhere else. We all know that but there are no quick fixes for it. You know that gun control is based on racist roots. You know that our country is still healing from it all. What you may not know is that all of us contribute to the success and failure of reaching new shooters of all colors, creeds, sexual preferences, and religions in America. We all just have to keep doing what’s right even when no one is looking. It only takes one verbal mistake to set us back. One of the unwritten rules of becoming a gun owner is that you have to also become an ambassador. It’s not a conservative, liberal, Republican, Democrat or black or white thing. It’s a rights thing.

“We must hang together, gentlemen…else, we shall most assuredly hang separately.”

– Benjamin Franklin




Scary Knives from the Unknown Salesman at Nova Armament Gun Shop in Herdon, VA.




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

About The Urban Shooter Podcast

August 14, 2012 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

aka The Black Man With A Gun Podcast.


What’s a podcast?

Podcasting is a relatively new form of media (since about 2004) where regular folks can make radio like shows available free of charge, that you can listen to whenever you want to on your phone, tablet or computer. You take them everywhere you go and enjoy them when you want, without being connected to the Internet.

The Urban Shooter

The Urban Shooter Podcast is a 45-60 min pro-gun variety show, I have been doing since 2007.  It has music, comedy, history, news, interviews,  and gun related stuff.  It’s entertainment for people in the gun community.  Urban just refers to shooters that don’t live in the country.  If you don’t live in the city, don’t let the title stop you from having fun.

You can listen anytime, and hear shows from as far back as 2008.  They never expire.  You can subscribe via an RSS feed:

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or listen directly from the website when the show notes accompany it on


This show is one of a kind.


Like the blog, this podcast features news, encouragement and a variety of topics for the gun rights community. The Urban Shooter Podcast is grassroots activism online.


Kenn also supports, promotes, and helps new groups, businesses through advertising and helps regular Joes “survive another week,” with inspiration and comedy.


Thank you for checking it out. Tell a friend–The Urban Shooter Podcast rocks!


It’s one of the best gun podcast there is


He Is The Best That Ever Did It And Got Away With It!


Demographically, the podcast is currently downloaded over 10,000 times a month, worldwide.  Rev. Kenn Blanchard’s delivery is professional, respectful and represents a diverse audience.  The majority of his listening audience are affluent, college educated males with no children.






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.