Book Signing March 11, 2014 with VCDL

Black Man with a Gun final-2

March 11, 2014 | Posted in Calendar, Community | By

Kenn Blanchard will be at the Virginia Citizens Defense League’s (VCDL) meetup before their monthly meeting to autograph and sell copies of my new book, Black Man With A Gun: Reloaded. It will be held at the Jukebox Diner (7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale VA). He’ll be there at 5:45.

The VCDL meeting will take place at the Mason District Police Station (6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale VA) starting at 8pm, and the book signing will take place at the Jukebox Diner (7039 Columbia Pike, Annandale VA).

Prior to the VCDL meeting, come on out to meet Kenn and get your autographed copy of the book from 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM at the Juke Box Diner in Annandale, VA. After the early round of book signings for the evening, Kenn will head over to the VCDL meeting itself, where he will talk about his life and the book. After the VCDL meeting has concluded, Kenn will be available once again at the Jukebox Diner to sell and autograph more books. We hope to see you there!

**Please note that since no sales transactions are allowed to be conducted at the Mason District Government Headquarters, you’ll need to come early to the Jukebox Diner to purchase your autographed copy of “Black Man With A Gun: Reloaded,” and/or head on over to the Jukebox Diner right after the VCDL meeting has concluded.

Click here: The Official Website for Juke Box Diner Annandale, VA

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333 – Best Shot

Best Shot on blackmanwithagun.com

August 2, 2013 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast | By

Interesting People on the Black Man With A Gun Show: Heart & Soul this week include:

  1. Daryl Jamison of GO GunOwner.com.
  2. Tom From Trijicon.com talks about what they have for AR’s
  3. Tommy from CenterMassCombatTactics.com goes technical for the intermediate shooter and talks about the controversial issue of the height over bore on a M-4 type rifle.

Understanding line of sight vs line of trajectory.

You have to know where you weapon system shoots for precision circumstances. Shooters must understand that the height that your sights in relationship to your bore will change the impact of your shots at different distances. You should know where your rifle will hit at all distances regardless of what the optics say.

See their site for the carbine class coming in August.

Barbara Baird shares what the National Sport Shooting Foundation reports about new shooters.

 Our GunRightsMagazine.com blog gained two new writers this week.

Daniel Shaw is having a Handgun Vitals course in Utah in August. Check out Paratus Academy.com for details.

New gun podcasting networks:

CrusaderPodcasts.com
ConcealNCarry.net
FirearmsRadio.TV

 Best Shot

This week in my journey to build a better Kenn Blanchard, I went to a guy I know that has been in the gun business longer than I have. More over, he is on the front lines defending both the right to keep and bear arms and the business of it. His gun store is near Washington, DC and borders, Prince Georges County, Maryland. He is in defense 24/7. I have known him since I was able to buy a firearm.

He owns Realco Guns, in District Heights, MD. Every Monday afternoon, there is a crazy group of protesters that picket his store every week. They are nuts but they are there religiously. The shop is blamed for ALL the guns used in crime in the Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia area. Pretty incredible isn’t it? The way our anti-rights politicians are, don’t you think they would have closed this shop down and arrested the owners if they had proof of wrong doing? Right. So instead they allow this group to unlawfully protest without a permit, and use the people in the community to try to out them by social means.

While I was there asking for his opinion on how to survive in business a man walked in wearing flannel pajamas and bedroom shoes. He was carrying a berretta over and under shotgun in a case that he wanted to sell. It was a beautiful gun but it was missing the fore-end (forestock). He didn’t seem to notice. I listened as he told the story of how his father hunted with this shotgun and he found it in the attic after his father died. He told us how his father took him hunting when he was a boy. This man was about 60 years old. There were an assortment of chokes and some old shells in the case as well but this was no hunting shotgun.

I watched the owner respectfully explain what he had, and the importance the furniture on the matching fore-end was important before someone would want it. He declined his offer and told the man to have a nice day. Pajamas not withstanding, this man was lying. This is the kind of stuff you can’t make up. I have seen this guy and his staff thwart straw purchase attempts every time I come in there. They masterfully, respectfully, turn out people that try to usurpt the law. I don’t think shops in Virginia have the skill or have the problems this guy does.

The pajama guy had a $1500 shotgun minus the fore-end.
But back to the reason I went to talk to my friend.

He told me that I needed to use the 80/20 rule in business. He said 80 percent of your outcomes come from 20 percent of my inputs. He thought what I do was tough because I have to deal with the hearts and minds of people and I said touché..

I think actually for me its more 99/1 ratio.

I did some research and learned that the 80/20 principle:

…was suggested by management thinker Joseph M. Juran. It was named after the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who observed that 80% of income in Italy was received by 20% of the Italian population. The assumption is that most of the results in any situation are determined by a small number of causes.

What I didn’t say first is that preparing to go out and talk to gun ranges and gun shops in my area to pitch them to support me and advertise with me freaked me out. I had an anxiety attack. I had plans to make this list of potential sponsors I knew and ride around knocking on doors telling them that they had the opportunity to have an radio personality advertise their shop and range every week on my show in the Washington DC market on traditional radio. It took me a minute to get right.

I preach from a pulpit but my throat was dry. I have taken teams into hostile environments with less numbers than a rifle squad but this terrified me. Selling myself and this concept kicked my butt. I took some deep breaths, prayed and decided to go to a couple of friends first. One such “friend” was too busy to talk to me, which kind of hurt my feelings, but fortunately for me, the first one I talked to gave me a heads up. Maybe I was one of those people he thought that was going to waste his time. Maybe he was applying the 80/20 rule.

And so, I put out a email to my list and asked, “if you are my real friend, please respond.” I know some sign up for list just not to be excluded. Some might have liked me once but after listening to my podcast or reading my blog decided, they didn’t. I am looking for my 1%.

My podcast is art to me. It is a portion of my life. It’s not perfect. I try new things, sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. Folks have the opportunity to glimpse into my journey through it and most of the time it’s the road less traveled.

Speaking of 99/1. I got one response chiding me on a joke I don’t remember and my cigar smoking references. I get it. Nobody’s perfect.

If you make the 1% of the people that get me, understand me, you’ll be the ones I invite to the BBQ. You’ll be the ones I visit. If you got the email, please respond. I’ll be putting you on a new list. You’ll be going in my phone book, my holiday card list, my VIP list. You’re the ones I am talking to on this show and I love you.

I am giving it my best shot.

 

We have given only one life.

Give your best shot.

There’s no cuts, replays or pauses.

Do whatever you think is right and worth living for.

 

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332 – Life Isn’t Fair, But It’s Still Good

July 25, 2013 | Posted in black man with a gun podcast | By

Episode 332 of the Black Man With A Gun Podcast.

This week we are going to hear from Tactical Tommy, of http://www.centermasscombattactics.com ,a law enforcement officer giving some tips for those of us, that want to be better with our AR’s.

Tommy’s recommendations:

  1. Aimpoint
  2. Every rifle shooter  needs a light, a sight and sling
  3. single point or two point sling

 

Also, I am blessed to reconnect with tactical Tim Schmidt the publisher and visionary of US Concealed Carry Magazine.

 

I have some news to share and plan to talk about violence. We kind of skirt around the issue some times. Well, we don’t but the public does. We are the ones trying to speak truth to power. I know. And thank you for all you put up with.

 

We have my Tale of Two Cities.

 

And some music from Bones Hooks who is feeling his oats right about now. I don’t know about that boy.

 

Gun charge dropped against man who shot pit bull attacking child in D.C.

Washington Post ^ | 7.23.13

 

Daniel Shaw, Gunfighter Cast has now started his own training academy.  And he isn’t alone.  Tommy from the GunDudes Podcast has one too.  Is that cool or what?  They are doing a class together in August.

 

There is a new move to create mini podcast networks.  There is one called ConcealNCarry.net that looks pretty good.  You’ll find the shows of the Firearms Radio Network there.  And few other familiar faces.

 

My book, Black Man With A Gun: Reloaded,  looks like it will be out around the first week of October.

 

I will be speaking in Las Vegas at the New Media Expo, Jan 4-6, 2014 at the RIO hotel.

Don’t forget to check out theHolstersite.com, I got a really professional leather holster made for my glock 34 with tac lite.  Real leather, made by hand from my friend and brother the Evyl Robot out of Oklahoma.

Mas Ayoob is having a MAG-40 class not too far from Ocean City. MD, the month of August.  I think that class is sold out, though.  MAG-40 OC Poster v7

 

I was thinking about the group of mayors that have banded together for publicity called Mayors Against Illegal Guns.  It’s one of those misnomers made by wordsmiths that is impotent, and unnecessary.  All guns used by criminals are illegal.  All firearms altered or sold on the black and gray markets is already a felony.  They didn’t invent the word “straw purchase” it has always been a crime to buy a firearm for someone else that may not be legally able to.  This is not the only term like this.

 

There is no such thing as gun violence.  Analytically, the term “gun violence” really means guns are perpetrating violence on other guns. It is just violence.  You have to admit the term sounds good though. It is a successfully used emotional hot button for anyone who is or has been a victim.  And I could go on for a long stretch about victimology.  I know a group of people that revel in it.

 

Booker T. Washington said and it is still true:

 

“There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

 

I know violence.  It has been described as something that can happen as quick as a bolt of lightning touching down during a thunderstorm.  I grew up and survived more than one type of violence.  Let me tell you a story…

 

 

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Best Cigar I Have Ever Had

July 19, 2013 | Posted in Mens Issues, Urban Shooter Podcast | By

Cigar of the Week

I know that is a big statement. Ok, cigar aficionados, as promised last week, I want to tell you about the best cigar I have ever smoked to date. It caught me by surprise. I was just doing as I always do, randomly picking a cigar based on price, look and aroma –sometimes an expensive one, sometimes not. I try to pick something I think I would like, now that I am learning my taste and leanings.

I was in Cigar Town in Reston Town Center briefly and bought a house brand out of the bin to the left of the front door. it is called a House Blend Double Magnum Oscuro. The guy there said it was their top seller and could only be found there. It is a Dominican cigar, hand rolled with a pig tail at the end. it only cost $7.50. It has no label on it. It was almost black, i.e. maduro. labeled as a medium to full bodied cigar.

It was as smooth as the coffee I was pairing it with. It is the color of black coffee.

I really want you to try this thing. If you want me to send you one or two let me know, I’ll just go up there buy it and put it in a USPS box. I can send it wherever its legal to do so. You just have to pay a brother ’cause I ain’t got it like that. I expect for $15 for one or plus $7.5 + tax for how many fit in the box. Let me know. Maybe you can get them from the website. If you go there yourself, or call, tell them you heard it from Kenn Blanchard, the black man with a gun, they don’t who I am but they might remember that last part. I want to see if they notice when I go back if you do.

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House Blend Double Magnum Oscuro Sweet mellow tobacco blended with mild pepper and spice finish, Filler Criolio 98, corojo, habano Dom Binder Criolio 98 wrapper oscuro Dominican Republic, Medium Full Bodied $7.50

kickashcigars.com

Cigar Town
Reston Town Center
11903 Democracy Drive
Reston, VA 20191
703-481-0055

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Toy Gun March

kids and guns

July 3, 2013 | Posted in Freedom, News, Politics | By

A March for Common Sense

In Arlington, Va; today, a group of patriots marched from VA to DC to spread a little common sense and show how America has gone overboard about guns since the Newtown Tragedy. Too many children and their parents have been unduly persecuted for children mentioning, motioning or playing with anything that resembles a firearm. From Jared Marcum in WVA, to the kids in Maryland, teachers and anti-rights people have been scaring people into being afraid of anything that resembles a gun. Psychologically, its a smart move to adversely brainwash innocent minds and affect change politically on people that don’t know any better. Ethically and morally, it is appalling to do so to American citizens. I am glad to see smart people still exist and stand up to power, untruths and the hyperbole of gun control. WTOP.com covered the story and the audio is below.

Toy Gun Protest

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