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December 23, 2013 | Posted in Community | By

I have the privilege of being a guest of three podcast this week.  I don’t think that happens often unless you are a rock star.

Podcasting is where regular folks create their own radio shows and upload onto the Internet for the world to listen.  What makes it different is that it can be available to anyone, anywhere, and at anytime.  You can download and listen to your show, on your Smartphone, computer or MP3 playing device.  Some new cars even have it installed now.  It is a high tech version of “Speakers Corner” in London’s’ Hyde Park or grabbing a soap box in a crowded place.  For some people in the gun community having a podcast is an opportunity to share knowledge, passions and news.  For others it is to entertain.  The gun community is a niche within the American population and is perfect for new media.  Using technology, activist, hobbyist, writers and enthusiast can share information without the bias of the mainstreams fear or hatred of guns. 

Smart companies can gain a loyal following and specifically market to customers that will buy from this new age word of mouth.  Unlike traditional radio, where the numbers of listeners is speculated but believed, podcasters can count the subscribers and downloads of each episode.  Marketing-wise fans of podcasts are communities, yet untapped by many.  These shows are time shifted meaning advertising spoken in December 2013 can be heard in December 2014 if a new listener to the show downloads a previous episode, and the podcaster keeps it available.  The value has not been realized yet by most companies or they would be throwing money at the feet of some of these host that have 5000 rabid fans.  It might just be too early but it’s coming. 

This week I can be heard in a candid interview with instructor and entrepreneur, Nikki Turpeaux on her show the “Firearms Insider.” Episode 6

I did a cameo and will be a part of a Christmas show on Paul Lathrops’ Politics & Guns Podcast episode 192 with Rob Morse.

  Episode 192 – Rick Ector.webloc

And I stayed up late and learned a lot from a group of podcasters on “We Like Shooting Podcast.”

There are probably 50 indie podcasters out there that I know of and an about five that are syndicated radio shows that also share their content as podcast. 

My show, the Black Man With A Gun Show is in its 7th year and has had over a million downloads and has been heard in over 130 countries.  It is one of the three shows that I produce under the banner.



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.



Heart and Soul

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July 17, 2013 | Posted in News, Urban Shooter Podcast | By

Something’s you can’t change.  Something’s you shouldn’t change.  There are some things, though that should.  I am working on me right now.  I am taking the time I have been given to look at what I am doing online, and for others.  For the past six years I have been producing the Urban Shooter Podcast.  It started off a gun show by a black guy known as the Black Man With A Gun.   I am not and never have been the only person of color in the gun community, I just might be the most known.

My podcast has been steadily growing, slowly since my audience seems to be predominately affluent “baby boomers,” with advance degrees that make over 100K a year. And a lot that don’t make that kinda bread.   Either way, cool people listen to me.  My show has introduced new comedians; casting calls for new shows and an interviewed a list of well-known names.

Aaargo Jay
Alan Gottlieb
Andre Queen
Barbara Baird
Bill Frady
Bobbie Ross
Brian Dragunuk
Brian Hardy
Brittany Star
Charles Heller
Colion Noir
David Codrea
Derek Ward
Don Dwyer
Doug Koenig
Emily Miller
Ernie Hudson
EW Jackson
Fate of Destinee
Francis Becker
Frank Fiamingo
Gabby Franco
Gene Hoffman
Gil Ash
Greg Medford
Harry Jackson
JJ Racaza
Joe Tartaro
Joseph Davis
Julie Golieb
Kris Koenig
Larry Pratt
Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown
Mark Walters
Marti Hayes
Massad Ayoob
Michael Bane
Michael Piccione
MJ Mollenhour
Natalie Foster
Nikki Goeser
Nikki Turpeaux
Oleg Volk
Patrick Kilpatrick
Paul McKinley
Rabbi Dovid Bendory
Raymond Kohout
Richard “Dick” Heller
Rick Ector
Rob Morse
Rob Pincus
Sam Humphries
Skip Coryell
TDI Ohio – John Benner
Tim Abell
Tim Schmitt
Todd Jarrett
Tom Gresham
Valinda Rowe
Wayne LaPierre
…And others.


I didn’t realize how many people had been on my show until I looked on my computer.

The Urban Shooter Podcast is eclectic.  I describe it as a pro-gun variety show, like a seventies era talk show.  It’s never been just about the gun for me.  It was something I carried defending and protecting life all over the world.  I love the stories and the people behind the guns.  I never get bored hearing about the exploits and challenges of good people.   I use my show to entertain and help my friends “survive another week.”  I am still surviving and like to infuse my show with encouragement and my take on the events that shape our lives.

When I talk about the Zimmerman case or the Newtown massacre it is not for social media juice but to heal a hurting community.  When I talk about racism and politics, it’s to lighten the load of friends caught in the crossfire of hate, ignorance and too much bad news.  Good people get abused.  I do it as a Christian pastor.  I do it as a regular guy has been fighting all of his life in one way or another and prefers peace and freedom.  I’ve been in places and homes torn by fighting.  I’ve been in hospitals, at crime scenes, behind the scenes as a father, brother, and friend.  I’m that dude that has failed at more than he has succeeded.

I am going to tweak my podcast a little to reflect my maturity.  At the same time I am going to try to get a radio show, with a little heart and soul.  I have evolved into not just the black guy with a gun but your soulful brother from another mother that gun rights groups and the media still call for balanced, common sense, and truth.  They don’t call that regularly but when they do, I am here.

Please pardon the inconvienence.  This man is under construction.  Going to try not to muck with the settings on your feed or the way you download, subscribe or receive the show.  Just don’t freak out on me when you see a few new things popping.  Its still me.







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


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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.





July 11, 2013 | Posted in Faith, Urban Shooter Podcast | By

Have you ever woke up from a good nights sleep grateful?  It inspired me to write this…

You’ve gotta have hope. Without hope life is meaningless. Without hope life is meaning less and less.

In the Holy Bible, the Apostle Paul is credited as being the author of the book of Hebrews. In the eleventh chapter, he writes about the accomplishments of men of faith. Today, I want to share the accomplishments of people I have met as the Black Man With A Gun that are living their dreams here in America, even in times like these. I was inspired to write this after searching for a reason to continue on this journey I started twenty years ago. Maybe it was a mid life crisis, maybe fear of failure, frustration and a lack of faith in our nation to continue I don’t know. Maybe it was a little bit of all of that. But right now, I am ok. Right now I am writing my own faith chapter to encourage you to continue your dreams because there are men and women in this country I am proud to call friends. I am proud to pimp their stuff. I am proud to share with you what they are doing because they haven’t quit. They have not surrendered. And that my friends– gives me hope. I am surrounded by winners. I wrote this post and will share it in episode 330 of the Urban Shooter Podcast for posterity. I am counting my blessings. I had a period where I was having a pity party. I was reminded how blessed I was by the people my God has placed in my life.  


Daniel Shaw of Gunfighter Cast, retired US Marine, father/husband, pursuing his dream and using his skill as a leader and trainer now has Paratus Academy

Barbara Baird, journalist, super mom, and outdoorsman is the queen of her domain at

Wei and TJ two regular guys with a tactical boutique in Herndon, VA called gun shop

Mark Walters, a regular guy with a lot of energy, an indomitable spirit is the host a growing radio show and podcast called

Rob Pincus, a unique character making his own way in the world of fitness, and fighting with

Greg Medford, former US Marine, father, husband CEO of Medford Knives and Tool Co.

Raymond Kohout of, smart guy making moves with innovation. Ray told me, “pursue your dreams with passion, and although it is always harder than it first appears, if you are driven you will succeed.”

Laura Burgess, sophisticated lady of marketing in the sports community –

M.J. Mollenhour family, solid American family from Tennessee, and

Michael Bane, one of the most resourceful, resilient and hip old guys in the media business –

Brian Hardy, a young brother making a niche out of martial arts and media DeadlyDymes Media / MetroBalance

Bill Frady, Radio host and podcaster, my brother from another mother.

Nikki Turpeaux a beautiful person inside and out that trains and empowers of

Mia Anstine a beautiful hunter, mother, and guide

Craighead family, masters of the simple. Good stewards and stalwarts of the faith —

Joe – hustle man. Took a old furniture shop and made it a better gun shop, fishing supply place and range in Waldorf, MD called

Tommy W. law enforcement officer and good guy at

Richard Johnson,, what officer friendly looks like in the dictionary. The guy you want to come to our home when you can’t and the bovine excrement hits the oscillating device.

Massad Ayoob long time writer, friend, trainer, world-renowned voice of lethal force encounters,

Kathy Jackson, extremely talented, mother, wife, writer/editor and firearms trainer

Rick Ector, Legally Armed In Detroit.

Jacob Challand of – up and coming media mogul.

Derek Ward- author of Zombie Strike, Bad Moon Rising

Kris Koenig,, documentarian, filmmaker, and producer of Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire movie. Cool brother

Dave Jackson,, salt of the earth, teacher and podcast coach

and I can’t forget Fredy of that helps me whenever he can.

And then there are cool guys like Rabbi Dovid, David Cole, Rob Morse, Kevin Brown, Frank, Jay, Mo, Bob, and now that I think about it, more than I can name in one sitting.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, – Hebrews 12:1 New International Version (NIV)

I dropped all these names for the simple reason to share with you that all of these people are real. All have had challenges and have persevered. Some are on top of their perspective categories others, still climbing. But they all are stars I have been blessed to know during this journey. They are encouraging, inspiring entrepreneurs making things happen even in 2013. When and if you get down and feel like giving up, shutting down, remember that every day you get up, you have another chance to make a difference. Every day you breathe you can create, produce, inspire and get what you want.

I don’t think any of the above are millionaires so none of this is gauged by income but that they have what counts. And I count them as friends. I thank God for giving me you.

Thank you guys. I love you.

It is my hope now to become a syndicated tv and radio host. Now I just have to make that happen.

“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope”


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.



I Am The NRA Too – Urban Shooter Podcast 321

2013 NRA Annual Meeting

May 10, 2013 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

As an African American man that grew up being around hunters all his life and got his first Daisy Red Ryder BB gun at the age of nine, the myths of gun control are easily dismissed.

I forget that now there are decades of people like me, that have been spoon fed lies, from talking heads, so called leaders, witnessed murder in the community and taught it was politically correct to blame the gun.

I have learned that not all men are free. Some are wards of the state, owned forever by the criminal justice system for past acts.

Many are victims of violence, wherein you will either blame the gun or say never again and began learning how to protect yourself.

Most of the twelve million people classified as African American, Black, not Hispanic are in the middle somewhere. It is in that middle ground that there is the confusion and chaos. The middle is not too sure about the gun thing and prone to listen to whomever appears to have credibility.

The conscious may have heard that gun control is based on racist origins. Others wonder if the NRA is a racist organization connected to everything that is wrong with government. Some have their doubts when they see hunters, law enforcement officers, veterans and college educated men and women of color supporting gun rights when they see them on mainstream TV.

The truth is black people shoot, collect, compete, and own legally own guns.

The truth is we are not Uncle Toms, sellouts or into violence. We are into guns because we understand it is not the gun. We are into guns because we want to keep the freedom to chose for ourselves that our ancestors bled and died for.

The truth is we are a minority within a minority, discriminated and demonized by our own kind.

Racism is a equal opportunity destroyer. I see more of it in the black community right now than where you’d expect it.

I can say that because I have seen it first hand. I have lived in this environment, the gun community since 1991. I’ve been to the private parties, the dinners, the conferences and fundraisers. I’ve observed and watched people with a critical eye and have been embarrassed to find most of the preconceived notions were mine. Even if where I was invited was to be the “token” and they were on their best behavior, I have seen worse where I wasn’t.

Anybody that will give you a gun is an ally. Anyone that wants to take it away is not.

Gun buy backs are an insult to the intelligence of anybody that does it. It is economically ignorant to trade a working firearm worth more than $500 for a gift card.

Comparing urban gun owners with criminals is wrong. Limiting magazine capacity, or certain guns because of how they look is asinine. Attacking people that don’t agree with you based on race is racist. Black people marginalize too. For some I am not radical enough and for others I am too radical.

Here’s what I know. I’ve been the grassroots go-to gun for the past 21 years. I am the NRA. I’ve worked with every group and some that are not in existence any more, but nobody knows that. Almost 80% of the cases involving a person of color and guns has come past me. It doesn’t pay. Ask my wife.

“If African Americans realized how much the gun issue is our issue, the NRA would stand for “Negro Rights Association.” – Dr. Robert Cottrol

It’s all good. If I had more to give I would. The people that listen to my podcast get it. They have been moral support during a time when I almost quit. They were who I went to see at the NRA Annual Meeting. I saw a lot of them but not as many as I wanted to.

I went for the hugs. I went to shake hands. IT was the largest gun show in the world but that is not why I went. I went to see my family.

I counted about 80,000 people on my T-1 Texas instrument scientifically calculator and abacas but read that almost 90,000 people were there.

What did you miss? You missed the acres of guns stuff. You missed the business meeting of the NRA, the parliamentary procedure, the voting, the election of a new president. You missed motivating pro-rights speeches. You missed seminars; auctions workshops where everything was big like Texas.

You missed walking past:

1. Gun owners,
2. Competition shooters,
3. Enactors,
4. Business people,
5. Preppers,
6. Models,
7. Mothers,
8. Hunters,
9. Husbands,
10. Politicians,
11. Veterans,
12. Academics,
13. Lawyers,
14. Judges,
15. Doctors,
16. Proud Americans,
17. Voters,
18. Workers,
19. Families,
20. People that pull their own weight.

And the most black people I have ever seen.

I saw my friends from the Freedoms, David Cole of, Rob Morse, Rick Ector, Mark Wilson, Ted deeds, Kathy Jackson, skip Coryell, Dr. Bob Cottrol, Nikki Turpeaux, Brittany, Cam Edwards, Colion Noir, Dave Koppel, Shari and David Forvendel, the and others.

Bloggers, like:

  • the squirrel report crew
  • John Richardson
  • Michael and Jennifer Hast
  • Breda,
  • Weered ,
  • Eric Wenthe,
  • Ray from the SAF,
  • Nancy,


Shout outs to:

Marketing gurus Matt Foster, TIm Zick and Michael Turbyfill,  Stephanie and Tanya my friends from XS sight systems,,  Glynn Loope of Cigar rights and Volunteers from the Armed Citizen Project, Ray and Tiffany,


Got a chance to get on the Cam and company show with Rick Ector, followed by Colion, it was a black exploitation weekend. Three the Hard Way

Had my own party at Sambucas, had a really good dinner with Alan Korwin, Don Moran,

kryptonite             Product Review:  Brian Priebe from the Bullet bunker



The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, and Law in the American Hemisphere (Studies in the Legal History of…  Dr. Robert Cottrol


This podcast is sponsored by a family owned Christian business that I love for taking a chance with me. I now also have, a tactical boutique in Herndon, VA.


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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.