BMWAG 357 – Gun Rights Are Civil Rights

Button of MLK

January 16, 2014 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast | By

  • New Gun Documentary from folks I met from England
  • News:
  1. NFL couple left her AR-15 in a rental car in FL
  2. FL man, gets harassed by MTA police near Baltimore
  • SHOT SHOW – I didn’t go.   NRA Meeting Coming. Get your room quick!
  • – highlights videos from Hank Strange, WON, Daily caller and other friends of mine.
  • Massad Ayoob on some disadvantages that revolvers have over other pistols you might pick. Part a series we have had this month.
  • Remembering Rev Dr. MLK

 2nd Amendment Film  from previous post 

Gun rights are civil rights

 What to share some points and links from my monologue in the podcast:

The Mulford law sought to achieve was the elimination of the Black Panther Police Patrols, and it had been tagged “the Panther Bill” by the media. 

The Black Panther Party of Self Defense :  the Party’s message.

The Deacons of Defense and Justice

MLK and His Guns


Sun Sentinel AR 15,

*special thanks to Kevin T. for use of the title of this weeks show.


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.



Forget About It

Aaargo Jay

July 12, 2013 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

Urban Shooter Podcast Episode # 330

In this episode I’ll share three interviews with men that have inspired me in different ways to push on. Raymond Kohout is the CEO of a revolutionary new handgun called the Double Tap Defensive Pistol.  I was alerted that my trademarked name was being used by a guy on YouTube. I reached out to him and found that he is cool.  He is another black man with a gun.  He’s Aaargo Jay.  (pictured below)  And finally, I talked to a former Marine and CEO of, Greg Medford, that took me back, and had me laughing like I used to when I was around good guys.

This week I got hints at my focus for the future. I want to be like the Oprah of the gun world. It will probably not be on TV now that I have a face for radio but I am ok with it. I’m going to be pursuing getting my own show somewhere in the near future on traditional radio. If you know of anyone, program directors, etc, hook your brother up. I think I have something to say.

I got this new insight with a little help from my friends. You guys give me hope.

In the News: Illinois finally gets a chance and a choice with concealed carry.

Smoked the best cigar ever but I don’t know the name of it. Will get it for you and share it next week.

Aaargo Jay is a YouTuber that came across my screen using my trademarked name, Black Man With A Gun, ForgetAboutIt. He is a part of a new channel and website called Young Guns TV.


Aaargo Jay


In need of some weekly inspiration? Check out , and the Un-Named Church Podcast.


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

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

The Urban Shooter Podcast episode 309

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  • Interview with  Daily’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 





 “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.



The Urban Shooter Podcast 292

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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.



291 The Urban Shooter Podcast

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October 19, 2012 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By



Kenn Blanchard’s popular podcast featuring a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s, “All Along The Watchtower” is not your normal gun show.  This episode features music from veteran Sarah Greene, Living the Dream , and patriotic rock band, Madison Rising.  In the Gun News segment, Kenn highlights a story by his new friend, Emily Miller of The Washington Times and an update from  on the Woolard case.  The featured commentary comes from an article that was published in the Daily Caller and shown some love in the blogosphere.




Feeling really musical this week, so there are some tunes to help you work out to and enjoy the show with. please give me a thumbs up on Stitcher Radio or a positive review on ITunes.


  • Black People, Black Guns and Black Politicians
  •  Cigar of the Week – CAO MX 2
  • – Cz Pistols with Malcolm Rogers III
  •  Living The Dream – Sarah Greene
  •  Madison Rising- Star Spangled Banner
  •  Gun News- Emily Miller, The Washington Times, and


All Along the Watchtower- sung by Bones Hooks, written by Bob Dylan, music styled after Jimi Hendrix



 From Maryland Shall 

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Grants the Stay

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (CA4) has granted Maryland’s motion for a stay pending the outcome of appeal of the Woollardcase. This overrules the lower court’s order that would have lifted the stay effective August 7th and takes us back to where we stood just a few weeks prior. While this is certainly disheartening, the much bigger issue remains the appeal of the case itself. Oral arguments will be scheduled at some point between October 23-26. A ruling on the case is likely to come at some point in early 2013.



In the meantime, permit applications submitted to MSP can still be denied if you do not have a “good and substantial reason,” so please bear that in mind if you had planned on submitting an application.

CZ Pistol and Nova Armament


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.