5 Lessons From The Magnificent Seven

the magnificent seven

June 6, 2013 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

Episode 325 of The Urban Shooter Podcast

Old movies for the most part were based on classic themes.  There was less raunchiness, graphic violence and sex displayed.  Although sex and violence are a part of humanity it wasn’t shown to the degree that it is now.  We watch hyperbole now and try to catch up.

The Western is a genre that revolves around stories primarily set in the late 19th century in the American Old West. American Western Film usually revolves around a stoic hero and emphasizes the importance of honor and sacrifice. This is one of my favorites. It is packed full of lessons.

In this classic Western from 1960′s there are some messages and things I want to see if you caught when you saw it.  It’s the story of an oppressed Mexican peasant village that recruits seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.  The concept originated from a Japanese film the Seven Samaurai  (Shichinin no Samarai) and its been used ever since.  I think, the A-Team and The Expendables today have borrowed from it.

Unknowingly, many pro-gun rights guys have fallen into the trap of allowing themselves to be promoted to the low ranks of a murderer. You have let the macho take over and have confused the facts. You carry a gun or choose to because you can, and have decided to for various reasons but you are not a killer. Gun ownership has moved into the realms of being a smoker. Less desirable. I am trying to bring you back.

This movie shows that some people romanticize being a killer when in fact it is ugly. Given the choice, now they have lived long enough to reflect and learn, they had rather be farmers. They all long to be a part of something and others. That is why they stayed.

I like the dialog about being in a fight. It was not glory. You get dry mouth and sweaty hands, “it should be the opposite”.

We get a glimpse of someone with PTSD. SOmeone haunted by their past.

The bandits or criminals in this case are starving. THough they are tough and dangerous, they are being led by a wolf and also don’t have what is good in life.

what is good in life, a reason to live, a purpose, connections, obligations, love.

And the gun control piece at the end of the story that even after being made free, some villagers would rather give in to the bandits. They can’t handle freedom nor responsibility.

 Cigar of the Week

Recommendations from: Jason D. Tony Faville
Anthony “Gun For Hire” Collandro
Khoi V.
Derek Ward
Yogi Roger D.
Louis F.
Matthew F.

  1. CAO La Traviata Divino
  2. CAO Italia
  3. CAO MX2
  4. Cusano #18
  5. 5 Vega Classic
  6. LA FLOR DOMINICANA DOUBLE LIGERO CHISEL
  7. Rocky Patel Fifty Rbusto
  8. AVO #9
  9. Macanudo (any)

 

New Book Announcement: “God, Guns, and Guts of Firearm Defense

When Hoplophobes Teach Our Children – Barbara Baird,  Womens Outdoor News.

Interview with African American Women Competitive Shooter,  Rita.

 

 

 

Corazon Espinado (Abused Heart) Santana Cover by Bones Hooks.

THANK YOU!

Donations:

Kenn Blanchard, PO Box 2, Upper Marlboro, MD 20773

http://www.gofundme.com/1me4fk

 

 

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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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Do You Hate Being Falsely Accused?

American Gun Owner Show

January 28, 2013 | Posted in Video | By

There is a good reason folks like you and I hate being falsely accused. It’s a sin. The Bible and the Talmud teach it.

Exodus 20:16 – “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

Mechilta to Exodus 20:13 – One who bears false witness against one’s neighbor commits as serious a sin as if one had borne false witness against God, saying that God did not create the world.

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6:16-19

Well, that is what has happened to those of us that own guns. Some how, folks have lumped murderers, psychopaths, and sick people with your friends, uncles, grandparents, police officers, veterans and neighbors that own firearms. You have bypassed reasonable and gone for the throat. Folks are no longer satisfied with restricting our right to own what we want. Fear and the lack of common sense have taken over. Panic and a mob mentality has become mainstay. It is not backed by any proof. Guns do not equate to murder.

And the world at the same time is not safer. It is growing increasingly violent. The outrage is not focused on the problem of our immoral, hedonistic, pagan, idolatrous, society. We are using a mechanical device, and the parts of it to scapegoat, and disarm the people that can be trusted to protect, preserve, and defend our neighborhoods.

I am against and oppose any new restrictions on my right to keep and bear arms. I have already been reasonable. Now its time to just say no. Stop and desist. I am not your problem. I am not a threat.

Gun ownership does not equal murder.
Magazine capacity has no effect on crime
I am against violence too. There is no Gun-Violence there is just violence.
I am offended by people that disregard my right to life. The right to live free. The right to own what I want to own. And those that are being used by the political system and don’t know it.

My people are destroyed by a lack of knowledge. Hosea 4:6

We are easily spun up over things we really don’t understand or know. Did you know that the Bushmaster mentioned in Newtown, CT was never used? It was found in the trunk of the car of the crazy boy that murdered those people. Folks have over reacted and run amok.

Hunters, do you know that all hunting rifles were at some time in history military style weapons? Don’t agree with the prohibitionist. They want to ban your hunting guns too.

Murder is still a sin, still wrong, still illegal.
Gun ownership is not a crime.
Our society is broken, as are some of our churches.
Guns are not the problem they are just the scapegoat.
Magazine capacity is not the problem.
The so called assault weapons are not the problem.

We are a nation that prefers a lie to the truth.

We have a society where everything is permissible except responsibility.

Being falsely accused is sickening. It’s hurtful. It can turn your mood sour, knowing you didn’t do anything wrong but are being labeled or associated with something negative.

Does it bother you?

Do you hate been wrongly accused?

 

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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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Pro-gun Videographer Needed

videoguy on blackmanwithagun.com

August 31, 2012 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

I need help from a friend armed with a video camera able to record and edit YOUTUBE sized video for me at SHOT Show 2013.  Need to know how much you would charge me for 2-3 days in LV to record interviews, products and my shenanigans. 

May need you in DC area on a regular basis too.  Local videographers welcome.  

 Send fee and skill level to blackmanwithagun@gmail.com

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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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Everyday People Video

Sister Shoot Participant 2012

May 17, 2012 | Posted in Video | By

Here’s a video showing some of my friends that listen to The Urban Shooter Podcast.  

 

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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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Kenn Blanchard, thoughts on race

Rev Kenn Blanchard

April 3, 2012 | Posted in Video | By

Do you believe that there are some distinctive cultural characteristics that come from heredity that give some people either an advantage or disadvantage?

Believe or not, that is racism.
We all have varying degrees of it.

Racism has existed throughout human history. It doesn’t have to be as severe as hate but the results are the same. Racism has been a part of Western civilization for the past 1000 years.

What may seem to be significant racial differences to some people:

  • Skin color
  • Facial shape
  • Hair

Are actually not scientifically different. Genetic differences within a so-called race can be greater than those between races.

Today, where many are dissatisfied with their lives, their jobs, their mates or what they had for lunch, we are listening to more incendiary stuff than usual from the usual suspects; political critters, ambulance chasers and race baiters. And sometimes even from friends.

That is why I made this video.

I am just here to remind you.

That it is time to step back, turn off, unplug and stop listening to these angry people, rhetoric and racist comments, no matter where it comes from.

These responses, and the dialogue that come with it are usually older than the situation we are in. Friends and family repeat regurgitate and recycle garbage spoken.

It’s coming out of frustration, anger, fear and a myriad of places that tear down instead of build up.

Don’t fall for it. Get out the cesspool. Don’t let them drag you down. Don’t let your spirit get engulfed in the foolishness. Don’t forward hate speeches. Don’t let your current mental state write a check you can’t redeem.

It’s ok to be angry. It’s ok to be frustrated. It’s ok to be upset over the crime, the senseless murders, robbery and corruption all around us. But don’t let someone push your buttons when you are like that.

I know you know this. I am just here to remind you.

You don’t drown when you fall in water; you only drown when you stay there.

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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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