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Dorie Miller Club

April 15, 2014 | Posted in Community, Firearms, Freedom | By

Gun bloggers, Websites and the Gun Community

When I first set my up my website back in 1999, I didn’t know much about “html” or “flash” so I asked a friend that was a wiz at technology back then and responsible for some high tech surveillance stuff used by the US government.  He recommended a friend that had just started a web design business.  It was the rave back then.  This was the days when we still used BBS or bulletin boards, modem speeds were limited to how much money you had to get a spare phone line or sacrifice with your family for talking time.  We bragged about faster modems, and most folks had AOL and Compuserve accounts.  The elite had Prodigy or Earthlink.  It was the best of times.  Do remember Baud modems?

 

Things like search engine optimization (SEO), page rankings and even Google didn’t really exist in our consciousness like it does now.  As  a gun rights guy, I was light years ahead of even the National Rifle Association whom I did volunteer work for when they needed me to testify for the right to keep and bear arms somewhere or concealed carry reform.  I have since learned that being first is akin to being a mountain man, its after the cities are built that success is recorded.

 

Since then I have been caught up to and passed by more savvy writers, and influencers in this space.  I am not the first “black man with a gun,” but I am the first with a web presence.

When I first got started in the gun rights movement, I quickly learned I was not alone.

The first black NRA member on the board of Directors I met was Roy Innis from New York City.  When I tried to get a grant from the NRA, I used a template from a guy by the name of Aquil Qadir of the Dorie Miller Rod and Pistol Club *.  (I didn’t get the grant.)  This group gave me impetus to start the Tenth Cavalry Gun Club in 1992 that still exist in a better fashion in Baltimore.  The founders are the ones featured in the picture with Wayne LaPierre.

That is about all I can claim online.  I didn’t didn’t see where this was all going by the time weblogs became blogs.  I am not mad about it though.  I am still a part of the community.  I have made great contributions for the rights of the free.  I lost my (.COM) URL for awhile and had to get a (.net) account.  I toyed with the name “Urban Shooter” and rolled with it for sometime before losing it to a Czech porn king that uses it to link to a bunch of site unfit for family.  Life is about learning.  I did get my (.com) back, and then lost the (.net) consequently to the same Czech folks I think.

 

Today, I am just one of hundreds of bloggers in the gun community.  I am not even a leader in the rankings, or readers since my focus like my business as a firearms trainer died because I didn’t know then what I know now.

 

I persevere though because I am unique in the universe.  Not as a person of color, but as an American.  I am still striving.  I still serve a purpose and have encouraged hundreds if not thousands of others to do better.  I have learned patience, perseverance, and dedication.  I can truly say that after all my mistakes, I still like me.

 

Here is a short list of 100 + good folks sharing news, reviews and how-to’s within the gun community.  Some are well connected to the industry.  Some are regional stars.  Many of them meet during special get togethers like the NRA annual meeting and SHOT Show, and some are just notorious.   There are a couple that are well known in a search result but purposely omitted here because they do not play well with others. I am blessed to call most of these men and women friends.

 

18 Wheels and a 1911

A Girl and Her Gun

Accept The Challenge

All Nine Yars

Alphecca

AmmoLand.com

An NC Gun Blog

Another Day…..Another…..

Armed and Pregnant

Armed and Safe

Armed Candy

Arms are the Mark of a Free Man

Average Joe’s Handgun Reviews

Backwoods Engineer

Bangers and Mash

Belt Fed Hell

Black Man with a Gun

Bob Owens

Burgers and Boomsticks

Cemetery’s Gun Blog

Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner

Clayton Cramer’s Blog

Cocked and Loaded

Daddy Bear’s Den

Day at the Range

Days of our Trailers

Double Tapper

Dustin’s Gun Blog

eric.r.shelton

Evyl Robot Soapbox

Excels at Nothing

Female and Armed

Fill Yer Hands

Forgotten Weapons

Frank W. James, Gunwriter

From the Barrel of a Gun

GeorgiaPacking.org

Good Hill Press

Great Satan, Inc.

Gun Nuts Media

GunDudes

Gunner’s Journal

Guns, Cars, and Tech

Guy With Guns

Handgun Podcast

Hell in a Handbasket

Home on the Range

In Jennifer’s Head

JulieG’s Blog

Knitebane Manor

Last Refuge of a Scoundrel

Les Jones

M. J. Mollenhour’s Blog

MacBourne’s Musings

MacBourne’s Musings

Maddened Fowl

MArooned

Michigan Firearms Examiner

Misfires and Light Strikes

Modern Service Weapons

Mr. Completely

My Gun Culture

My Life = Chaos Management

My Tumultuous Adventure

National Gun Rights Examiner

Nerdgun – A Gunsmith Student Blog

New Jovian Thunderbolt

Newbie Shooter

Newbie Shooter

Newbius Papers

Nobody Asked Me

Not Clauswitz

No Lawyers – Only Guns And Money

NRA Blog

NSSF Blog

Oleg Volk

Packing Pretty

pdb

Peace, Love, and Ammunition

Personal Armament

Plumbum et Circenses

Politics, Guns and Beer

Rebeccaguns

Revolver Liberation Alliance

Say Uncle

Serious Gun Blog

Sevesteen

Shall Not Be Questioned

Sharp as a Marble

Sipsey Street Irregulars

Slow Facts

Smallest Minority

Snarky Bytes

Steve Fjestad’s Lethal Blogging

The Armed Lutheran

The Arms Room

The Breda Fallacy

The Cancer Ward

The Captain’s Journal

The Cartridge Box

The Countertop Chronicles

The Drawn Cutlass

The Firearm Blog

The Gun Counter

The Lair

The Michael Bane Blog

The Packetman

The View from North Central Idaho

Traction Control

Triangle Tactical

Ultimate Reloader Blog

View from the Porch

Vuurwapen Blog

Walls of the City

War on Guns

Weapon Blog

Weer’d World

When the Balloon Goes Up!

WNC Concealed Carry

Dorie Miller*Dorie Miller was the valiant hero. boxer and Navy cook, that while the enemy was bombing us at Pearl Harbor he  manned the guns during the attack and was rewarded for his bravery under fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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Infringed: The Movie Coming Soon

infringed the movie

August 20, 2013 | Posted in News | By

Infringed, the Movie is a pro- Second Amendment theatrical documentary about the Second Amendment produced by professional filmmakers and gun owners from Connecticut. They have decided to produce this after Connecticut used Sandy Hook as an excuse to put the Second Amendment into a shredder. This is no direct-to-video cheapie– they each have over twenty years in the business and we’re planning a hard-hitting piece.

I got the opportunity to interview them before they started their journey surveying for sites to recreate scenes that will show us the mindset of the framers of the US Constitution. They seek to show us more than talking heads but take us to the heart and soul of why this nation created the Second Amendment, in the Bill of Rights.

You can see their website at www.infringedthemovie.com and their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/infringedthemovie.

They were recently interviewed by Well Armed Radio – you can watch that here:

 

 

I’ll be sharing our interview on episode 336 of Black Man With A Gun: Heart & Soul episode 336. 

If you have any questions you would like for me to ask the producers, for the next interview and update,  let me know in the comment section.  thanks.

 

 

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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.

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Joy and Pain: Urban Shooter Podcast 320

DynamicDymes

May 2, 2013 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

I cried a few times this week.  Some of it was grief, but most of it was joy.  The real life drama that is cancer was played out several times in my circle.  I lost my cousin Mary.  The first real person I have ever known with breast cancer.  She survived that and a mastectomy only to have the chemo bring on Lupus.  It was horrible watching her melt away.  I learned a few things though.  Dying is a part of living.

 

Everyone dies but not all people truly live.

 

Two friends have been diagnosed with cancer and one is fighting for his life after surgery to remove it from his throat.  The only just found out and the cancer has spread.  Both men are Christian fathers around my age.   Both are brilliant, kind souls that you wouldn’t wish any harm to.  Their situations are a test of faith and belief.  Bad things do happen to good people just like the sun shines on the just and the unjust alike.  My faith cannot be based on only the happy days or the toxic belief that it (my faith) will protect me from stuff that can happen here on earth.  Faith can fix it all or not, it is still God’s will.  There is peace in that statement when you can find it.  In short, you have to know God to know peace.

 

I cried this week for joy because in spite of the fact that I just emptied my account to pay this month’s mortgage, I am living my dreams.  Sounds nuts, right?

 

shooting the M-1 Carbine

I have spent the past seven days learning out to shoot vintage arms from Veterans of Foreign Wars at the Fairfax Rod and Gun Club.

 

 

I have reconnected with another black man with a gun that teaches gun safety, owns his own training company, rides a Harley and is a Christian minister. His business partner, and lead firearms trainer, Jodi Macke is interviewed here. http://girlsshootbetter.com

mark b.

I visited the NRA Range and got a new range card.

 

I scored 1000 rounds of 9mm ammo from a friend with a connection.

 

I helped a woman prepare for her upcoming qualification with my Glock pistol and got my coaching skills back on.

student

I visited with old biker, a retired Army Sgt Major also going through chemo treatment.

 

I preached my last sermon at the Historic Berean Baptist Church last Sunday giving glory to God for all He has done.  I realized that although I had actually quit, it was strategic.  You have to have the courage to leave first base if you want to steal second.  I have another door opening for me and I am excited to see what happens.

 

My associate minister and friend in ministry is about to have his first child and he and his wife have included us in so much.  The baby is due any day now.

My son graduates college next week.  So I might be a little late on episode 321, I don’t know.

 

Joy.

 

I just reconnected with the owner of The RAC, The ultimate firearm safety and storage system and hope to help him succeed in business.  http://TheUSRAC.com

 

I just met the owner of DeadlyDymes.com and we’ll hear that interview in a few minutes. (This episode)  I love being with entrepreneurs!

My long time friend in the industry, Barbara Baird of WomensOutdoorNews.com has been doing really well and is growing her brand and business and I am so happy for her.  I was feeling kinda down after seeing a email about my man Tat, and talking to Pomerantz, the cancer thing and all.  And then Barbara sent me something by the great Seth Godin that helped out.  The icing was on the cake was when I thanked Seth in an email and what he told me afterwards.  Dude is cool.

 

Barbara introduced me to a strong woman of faith, Nikki Turpeaux whom will be sharing her first turkey hunt on this episode.   Nikki has also encouraged me to lead a group of Christians online called The Draw.  There is a page on Facebook and we have mottled through a Google Hangout or two.  I plan to have prayer meets or something whenever we gather.Nikki_turkey

 

I went to the post office this week, and sent out a few copies of my book, Black Man With A Gun, and nine Tee shirts for the American Gun Owner.TV show.  I’ll be meeting with a guy soon to help me with that and I am so excited I can almost spit.

AGO shirt

 

I am going to the 145th NRA annual meeting in Houston, TX, on Friday, so depending on when you hear this I may be there already or have been.  I hope I have something to share with you when I return because I am putting a lot into this episode for you (cousin DAVID from California.)

 

I put my name in the hat for a job I think I am perfect for but we’ll see.  I was happy just to see it and rewrite my resume for it.  Will let you know if anything happens.

Sarah Alexander Greene, always supporting, and she has her own dreams too. Look for sarahs music on CD Baby or on www.facebook.com/GreeneHouseAffect

The show ends with a song that had me crying again.  The reason for that is, I am not a professional singer, it just makes me happy.  I always wanted to be able to perform in front of a large audience and have them appreciate me.  The way I see it, I just sang to 30,000 of my best friends in the whole world.  I know I am not Alicia Keyes, but my man Prince sang it first in my book.

 

Thank you.

Kenn

“The Wind Cries Mary” – Bones Hooks

http://Archangeltactical.com

http://womensoutdoornews.com

http://www.capitaldefenseinstruction.com

http://deadlydymes.com

http://the USRAC.com

http://girlsshootbetter.com

 

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This is also my 1000th blog post.

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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.

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Animated Video about Gun Control after Boston

April 22, 2013 | Posted in Video | By

I am working out different ways to evoke critical thinking and YouTube videos might work. This is an animated message for you to share with folks. It was motivated by the recent events after the Boston Marathon. Remember when the police in the name of public safety conducted warrantless door-to-door searches? I realized that there was a killer on the loose, but martial law just kinda happened didn’t it? What if there were more than one suspect on a rampage in your community? What would you do?

If you believe in gun control, i.e., letting the government make it impossible for law abiding, (good people like you and I), to be able to afford a firearm, buy ammo, or just keep a gun — you know you won’t have a way to protect yourself or your children the next time?

If you are for gun control, you probably thought you are helping. You may have sealed your own doom. Don’t let that happen to you. No matter what anyone thinks, you are responsible for your own safety. The police have no legal responsibility to protect you or go into harms way do so.

Gun control kills. The political argument won’t mean anything when your life is in danger. Protect the integrity of all of the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. There is still a good reason for the Second Amendment today.

Thank you.

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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.

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Speaking in Chicago Land this week

Speaking Button

April 3, 2013 | Posted in News | By

I’ve been invited to speak at a couple pro-Second Amendment functions sponsored by Move-on-up.org and the Tea Party Leadership Fund. Come out and also hear Paul Mckinley, Republican Congressional candidate (ILL 02).   It should be a good time.

So, we’ll see how this goes. Join me if you are in the area. I would love to shake your hand.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Kankakee Republican Central Committee Headquarters.
15 Meadowview Center
Kankakee, IL 60901

Friday, April 5, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Silver Dollar Restaurant
422 E Mississippi Ave.
Elwood, IL 60421

 

 

Move-on-Up.org is a community that believes that the breakdown of the Black family is the root of all of our societal ills, and if we repair and elevate the Black Family, every other issue becomes manageable, and will eventually be cured.

The Tea Party Leadership Fund an outgrowth of TheTeaParty.Net, is supporting the election of strong Conservatives nationwide and is dedicated to recruiting Americans who share the Founding Fathers vision of America as a beacon of liberty and hope throughout the world. They are a grassroots movement bringing ordinary citizens together to advance fundamentally American values. They are not a political party and seek to reform the entire political environment from the bottom up and return political power to where it was always intended: the American people.

 

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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.

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