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Black Man With a Gun for Silencerco

Black Man With a Gun for Silencerco

The  year 2020 has been difficult for many of us.  I am glad to get some good news and share with you.  The ranges have been packed with new gun owners.  Most look like me.  It is unbelievable. 

Fear is still behind the sales but it aint the first time.  

What is the good news?

I am happy to announce that I will be a brand ambassador for the world’s largest firearm silencer manufacturer, SilencerCo. The company based in West Valley, UT is the nation’s leading designer and manufacturer of suppressors. SilencerCo is dedicated to creating products that will improve sound reduction levels, durability and longevity, form and function, ease of use and maintenance in ways never thought of or achieved.

I’m excited because I get to share my journey with you through social media.

Brand Ambassador

I used to think that silencers were only for the rich.  Some people think silencers are only for bad guys in the movies. And although the government has made it tough to get a suppressor you can own one legally.  In the upcoming videos and blog post,  I am going to be sharing the 5W’s  (Why, who, where, when, and What) of suppressors from my friends at SilencerCo.  The one in the video is an Osprey model that is on my Gen 3 Glock 17.  My review and demos are not going to be from a tech guy perspective.  We will talk tech but I am not geeking out on it and pretending to be an engineer or tinkerer.  This will be from a regular guy, gun enthusiast, law abiding suburban gun owner like you.  

There are some cool things about its design.  I hope to share who made the thing.  Why you should get one or two.  How it can help you.  How to get one.  When they were created.  And stuff that you won’t hear anywhere else.  You’ll see my flubs and mistakes.  I plan to share the journey with you so you can start off smarter.   

Unfortunately, if you live in the District of Columbia, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and the Rhode Island you can’t own one.  You can get one is you are a legally eligible to purchase a firearm in your state of residence, able to pass a BATFE background check and are at least 21 years of age you can  purchase from a dealer. 

They are called cans, mufflers, silencers and suppressors. 

How they work is simple. 

  1. Instead of exiting directly from the muzzle, propellant gases first enter the silencer’s expansion chamber, losing some of their energy.
  2. Pressure continues to divert and slow within the baffles while heat dissipates, allowing the projectile to exit before the majority of the gas.
  3. As a result, the report of the shot is suppressed to a hearing-safe level and the de-corking effect, or BANG!, is mitigated.

 

As I learn, I’ll share the details with you here or on Silencerco.com so you can get the truth about silencers.  

Subscribe to the podcast, blackmanwithagun.com  and the YouTube channel.  

 

Kenn

 

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
I love it when a plan comes together

I love it when a plan comes together


 
The leader of the old TV sitcom, The A Team,  the character Hannibal used to say that he 
 

“loves when a plan comes together.”  

 
I learned early that podcasting helps the podcaster speak better.  I needed it.  I have written seven books but have to be conscious of my diction, delivery and vocabulary when speaking publicly.
 
I wasn’t alone.  I passed on my quietness to my son.  A lifestyle martial artist who is as kind as he is fit.  I wanted him to be better than I so I inspired him to create a podcast about his passions.  
 
Of course he scoffed.  Of course he wasn’t sure.  He trusted me.  And I have been podcasting since 2007 and he has seen and heard me learn the craft, struggle with a smile and overcome even when he thought I had it all together.  I know I didn’t.  
 
The original Hannibal was a great leader that went against the Romans.  He was bold and hyperbolic. He is one of my heroes.  Hannibal was a Tunisian who commanded Carthage’s main army against Rome during the Second Punic War.  I channel that energy when I need to.  I created WarriorCast for my son.  I thought it was a great name.  I snagged the URL and held on to it even when he quit on me.  I am glad I did.  He is jamming now.
 
He just hit his 51st  episode this week, alone.  Did you know we tried it before? 
 

Third time is a charm.

 
The first time it was the two of us.  The second time it was with his best friends.  For a brief moment it was just me as I pushed through.  Refusing to let it go.
 
 
Now I just produce it.  I am editing it less.  Now I let him hear some of his “ummms,” and sounds so that he will correct it himself.  I mentor him on the stuff I’ve learned from attending podcasting conferences and roundtables.  Slowly though.  Nobody likes a no it all.  And it is always harder to influence someone that lived with you.  Strangers adopt wisdom faster.  
 
On episode 51, he got a college mate of his to produce a theme song for him that I chopped up to make it podcast ready.  He got a chance to interview one of his heroes of YouTube fame, Sean Fagan from The May Thai Guy, live from Thailand.
 

Also on this episode:

 

  1. Floyd Mayweather to be full time trainer
  2. Marcos Maidana wears Mayweather tooth in his chain Instagram live training
  3. UFC returns in May

 

 
 
Podcasting and coaching my son has paid off.  I love it when a plan comes together.
 
 
 
If you are interested in original music, contacts below: 

Music by J-Real

 
Learn Every & All Possibilities
 
Website: thefm.co
The Future Millionaires, Company
 

Subscribe and check out WarriorCast.com

 
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Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Protecting Your Church Online

Protecting Your Church Online

Using Zoom, YouTube and Facebook

Early adopters and tech savvy pastors I know have allowed or started to use tech like Zoom, Youtube and Facebook Live,  to reach their congregations recently.  I applaud that.  Some are fighting it with the tenacity of a Luddite.  Our elders are also having a tougher time deciding if they will finally join that Space Book or not.  
For those in the ministry, we don’t have a choice if we are true to our Call.  We are to serve,  to preach, reach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We are charged to “feed My sheep.”  The method is not in the Book.  
The internet is a beautiful thing. It is bigger than America Online.  With the entire web, it’s possible to access almost any information, communicate with anyone else in the world, and do exactly what we are called to do globally.  It is also full of darkness, dangers and predators. 

Online Security

People use the same platforms to steal personal information, sell and send us things contrary to God.  Using tricks that prey on our psychology they can socially engineer our responses through “phishing, 
Phishing is when the anonymous attacker attempts to trick you into giving them your credentials or access to your system. Phishers attempt to play on your emotions, often including disturbing or enticing information in their emails in an attempt to provoke you to act. They may try to create a false sense of urgency by saying “your account will be deleted” or that “you are over your email storage space.” They often urge you to act immediately to “update” or “verify” your account information. 
Often, the goal of a phishing attack is to get you to provide your login credentials or other sensitive information like your social security number or financial institution information. This information could then be used to gain access to your private accounts or to steal your identity. You should be suspicious of any email that asks you to provide personal information or that directs you to a webpage that ask for this information.
Another goal of phishing is to trick you into downloading malicious code onto your computer. This can occur when you click a link or open an attachment. The malicious code can then do any number of very bad things to you, your computer and your contacts. 

Zoom 

Zoom has sharply risen in popularity since the spread of coronavirus ended group gatherings forced many to work from home.
I am hoping to issue a warning to the Church that there are predators in this space too.  Taylor Lorenz of the the New York Times  wrote and article about “zoom raiders” that have begun infiltrating meetings with malicious intent. The New York Times this month reported multiple instances of online abuse, ranging from unwanted pornographic images to instances of verbal harassment.
As Zoom’s user base has grown in recent weeks, reports of “Zoombombing,” or “Zoom raiding,” have spread across the internet.
Public school classes, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, yoga sessions and other virtual gatherings have been derailed by participants. Some of the these Zoombombers have been students, frustrated by online schooling and eager to escape the virtual classroom by any means. Others have weaponized the platform’s security flaws to harass specific populations using racial slurs, sexist remarks and pornography.
It’s nearly impossible to prevent these attacks, especially when an event is public by design but I can help the administrators secure it with some tips if you contact me.  I will be posting a list of recommendations later. 
Rev. Kenn Blanchard 
Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Guns and the Pandemic With Colion Noir

Guns and the Pandemic With Colion Noir

The Pandemic has people back in the gun stores buying ammo, and more guns. For me, it has allowed me to reconnect with good people, and family. I hope to get you on the show soon. My guest this week is a good friend, known in the world as Mr. Colion Noir, gun rights activist and Youtuber. It’s a light conversation but Colion is going to dive into the new interest in gun ownership during this age of COVID-19. We videotaped it below as well.

The podcast is a little different as I share some thoughts on the dangers of comparing yourself to others. And I give some tips on Operational Security.

PODCAST      

I’ll be sharing some wisdom on comparison, jealousy and envy. Keep it in check.

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Operational Security. Nobody needs to know what you have, where it is and all of that. Dial it back. We were right. We are prepared.

This isn’t the end of it though.

And subscribe to show, the YouTube channel and the blog.

Check out this episode!

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
How to Get UnStuck

How to Get UnStuck

The first step in getting unstuck is to recognize that you are stuck.  It happens to us all.  The worse thing feeling in the world is when you think it is just you and you don’t know your why or your how. There are many reasons we get discouraged and lose our motivation.

It can happen at any age or stage of life. Do you still dream?

Dreams are what fuel us. When we don’t have any daily motivation to drive us, we become bored or worse. Once we become stagnant, we get regretful.  We get angry.  We get stuck.  You could be incredibly talented, have the best contacts, and have a ton of experience, but they aren’t going to do you any good if you aren’t using them. One of the things I want to introduce on this podcast and blog is to occasionally introduce to some something you have heard of but may have never tried.

One of the ways you can stay active mentally, stay fresh is to learn and try new things.

Some of us are struggling with the feeling of being overwhelmed.  You re doing things without a purpose or a end game.  Stop and see where your current path is going to take you when you reach it.  We struggle with this issue because we know we are supposed to do something, but the what has us puzzled.  When your life is out of focus, your internal engine shuts down.  You lose your mojo.  You stop caring.

The longer you put something off, the harder it is to get it done? That’s because inaction fuels procrastination. It comes down to the way our minds work. Our minds aren’t designed to coast.

You will miss 100% of the opportunities you don’t take. 

Over time, all of us lose our desire to try new things.  Over time we become complacent and fearful of failure.  Over time we become stagnant.  Even fresh water starts to stink after a while if it just sits there. Once we become stagnant, we get regretful.  We get angry.  We get stuck.  You could be incredibly talented, have the best contacts, and have a ton of experience, but they aren’t going to do you any good if you aren’t using them.

We live in the greatest time in human history.  You can take your talent or the gift you are blessed with to do anything.  You can choose to stay or move out of your current condition. We lack the motivation to do more than just exist.  Without motivation, your talent is useless.

We still fall short of living our best lives in a time of plenty.  We still are plagued personally by arrogance, greed, lust, envy, over-indulgence, aggression and laziness.  That laziness is some of the cause of our misery. For too many of us we have so much that we do nothing.

There is no fast fix.  We gradually got stuck so you have to work with the same persistence to get out. You need to clarify your priorities.  You can start by focusing on where you want to go, who you want to be, and what gets you excited.

Think about where you are.  Pick a small goal that is achievable and move.  You want something that you can do now to get started.  Take advantage of your energy and excitement and use it to propel you forward one step at a time.

No one likes rejection.  To succeed you must see rejection as an opportunity to learn, adjust, and improve.  The stuff we can do easily is rarely appreciated by us.  To grow you have to stress or push that muscle.  Past failures, disappointments, and losses can be really hard to deal with.  They can be reminders instead of motivators.  Those reminders come from others that have pushed through.  This is when being around positive, successful and others like you helps.

Don’t settle for low hanging fruit.  Stretch yourself.  There will always be risk involved when you’re going for something big.  This has been my personal issue most of my life.  I achieve my goals only to realize it was too small.

When we notice we are stuck, it is often at a crisis point.

On my first YouTube Video for the show my guest is a dynamic guy that is a fighter, fitness trainer, author, actor, entrepreneur, husband, father and friend. On this weeks’ podcast interview you can hear us as well as see us in the video.

Listen in to this great man and I talk about mindset and his life.

Mr. Luther Smith is a born native of Alexandria, Louisiana, but was raised in Wilmington, North Carolina now living in the Baltimore Maryland area. Luther Smith is a proud Army veteran, having held the title of E6/Staff Sergeant and serving his country for more than thirteen years. Even after completing his tour of duty, Luther continued to support his country by becoming a Federal Contractor serving the DOD community for seven years.

Luther is a strong believer in hard work and is dedicated to serving and uplifting others. He is a delighted father and dad of five kids, two sons and three daughters, as well as a loving and devoted husband. As a proud father, Luther loves spending quality time with his children. Taking his son to Jujitsu training was one of his regular Saturday outings, and a great time for quality bonding. In fact, it was during one of these Saturdays Luther decided to take kickboxing classes too in order to practice the art and techniques of martial arts alongside his son. What started out as classes to support his son led into a successful career of Boxing.

Mr. Luther Smith is now the proud owner of I FIGHT FOR IT LLC, a small Veteran owned company, focusing on the empowerment and support of entrepreneurial mind frame as well as combat sports and life motivation.

In a few short years, Luther has already made huge strides in Combat Sports. Luther also is the owner of his own gym I.F.F.I. Boxing Fitness in Upper Marlboro MD in which he only does one on ones with clients to give them the personal attention they deserve.

 ACCOLADES: PRO BOXING RECORD: 2015 – Current (11-5-0 *9KO’s*)
 Amateur Career: Represented the United States in Tuscany Italy at the WKA Worlds Tournament 3x Champion, Silver and Bronze WKA Worlds Medalist 2014 WKA Silver and Bronze World Medalist 2014 WKA North American Kickboxing Champion 2014 Revolution Fight Series Muay Thai Heavyweight Champion 2013 Jeter Promotions Maryland State Boxing Heavyweight Champion

ACTING: Lead role in FOR MY WOMAN EPISODE 4 season 2 “Under her Spell”
Extra on Creed 2

 PERSONAL TRAINER: Trains and motivate clientele in the kick boxing and boxing discipline of martial arts. Have worked with and trained NBA players as well as staff from the Governor of Maryland’s office. Focuses heavily on the anti bullying and confidence raising of youth as well as some adults.

AUTHOR: Luther also has authored what he calls a “short read” book entitled The Power of Can “Stop Running from Success” and plans to write a few more in the future. The book is available on all digital book outlets and stores.

 3 P’s Of A Bully Buster (available in digital form only via Amazon Kindle   You can also purchase some of Luther’s gear by visiting his online store.

Luther Smith: https://linktr.ee/tcg_umbrella

Check out this episode!

Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face – Mike Tyson

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
How To Make Your Podcast As Fierce As Beyonce

How To Make Your Podcast As Fierce As Beyonce

If you are serious about your business, then you want it to be fierce. You want it to be intentional and powerful. Think about that for a minute. If your podcast, which represents your brand, you, is not intentional or powerful then what is it? Why would anyone want to waste their time or money with it?

The American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and dancer from Houston, Texas that you either love, hate or are indifferent about has been fierce in her rise. Even if you are not a fan, you know her name.

She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny’s Child. In 2014, she became the highest-paid black musician in history and was listed among Time’s 100 most influential people in the world for a second year in a row. Throughout her career, Beyoncé has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the world’s best-selling music artists.

 

Mrs. Knowles – Carter is baaaaaaad.

 

To make your podcast as fierce as Beyoncé you need to do four things.

  1. Know Your Why
  2. Find your audience
  3. Be IntenseB
  4. Be Consistent – (Beyoncé has sold over 100 million records worldwide)

 

It’s hard.

One of the things that podcasters struggle with after they start is why they are still doing this. It is really easy to meander through until you realize you are lost. You start asking yourself what am I going to talk about next. Who cares if I miss an episode? And you wonder if you are even being heard. If you know your why. You can chart a course. You can plan your show. You will know who you are trying to reach. The why of your podcast is your content.

 

You got this.

Let’s say you have a podcast called Warrior Cast. You are a martial artist and a nerd. You can talk DragonBall Z-speak, like you were related to Vegeta. Talk about those two things in your show. Got deep with it. Share the nerd knowledge. Geek out on the anime. Also make sure you talk about the fight game, interview fighters, give your audience the benefit of your fails, your successes. Help the person just starting. Talk about the differences of the styles. Talk about a form in Tae Kwon Do and how it was stupid or how you incorporated it into a real fight. There is power in the niche.

 

Knowing your why will help others find you. There are people looking to hear what you know, hear the people you know, laugh, cry, groan, disagree and agree with the stuff you know. The funniest site at a wedding is to see “single ladies” jump up when they hear Beyoncé song. You have to see a seventy-five-year-old grandmothers twisting their wrist like “Queen Be.”

 

 

Be U

Your audience is just like you. Or the you that you are presenting. (Be careful there) you can’t be someone else. You are you. You are unique and have your own talents and experiences. Use those talents and experiences to get what you want, but don’t sacrifice yourself to do it. And you also have to live your life for you.

Fierce is not lukewarm. Take a side. People will put you on one whether you take one or not. Embrace it. Be critical of a form, a fighter, a technique, so others can either agree or disagree with you. Fierce means intensity. Don’t be boring. Don’t talk me to sleep. Have some energy in your show. Don’t scream at me but keep my attention. Podcasting almost has no rules. The main one is be trustworthy. If I take the time to listen to you, don’t make me sorry I did.

 

Now that you have my attention. Now that I like you. I am going to fit you in to my schedule. The successful podcasters don’t quit after seven shows. They know who they are talking to, even though they don’t see them. They are talking to friends. They are talking to people from their gym. People just like them all over the world. If you say you are going to be somewhere every week on Thursday, be there. Consistency is a good thing. They can listen to your show anytime they want but it should come out and be available the same day of the week. I know it’s tough. It’s a commitment. Podcasting is dope but it ain’t easy.

 

You got the floor

On a stage (your podcast) you can act like someone you are not. We have all done it. One of the problems is that you can’t sustain it. You also will become a people pleaser and eventually will not like who you have become. Being yourself is important because you will not be happy otherwise.

 

The good news is someone is looking for you. They are looking for a tribe to belong to where the people are like you. They are most likely not next door. You may have to search to find them but they exist. They are looking for the real you.

 

Be fierce!
Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Writing Business

Writing Business

The business of writing is more fun than the writing business.  It is exciting to develop a character and have them come to life on the page.  It is a thrill to hear someone read your story and share it in their own way.  That is what motivates me to do the needful marketing things that make you wonder if you are being a pest to those that already know you.  It is that hope that someone out there in the great unknown of the internet or maybe even someone you think you know shares your passion for storytelling, life or fantasy.

One of my friends is a talented voiceover actor that no one knew about.  He bought the first copy of Solomon Love, “Where the Moss Grows.” And voiced the title poem I wrote.  I added a little video to go with it on my iPhone.  It moved me like the Muddy Waters song.

Michael Aguilera nailed it in my “book” so take a listen to the audio from this video when you get a chance.  I created a poem for my main character that is the title of the first book.

Another reader told me she was ready for the movie.  She gushed about who could play certain characters and invoked the thought of hiring cosplayers for book signings and parties.  I got a friend that says if it is good he may try to make a movie out of it.  The thought of seeing my characters become real almost made me cry.  This is serious.

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney

I know that today you can get attention from almost anyone if you prove you have a community.  I created the kennblanchard.com to showcase the two books in the series and to announce the third.  I create a fan page on the Facebook to do the same.  I dragged a few of my friends onto it in hopes they would at least prime the pump, with book sales and share their influence but it has been slow.

I created a Kickstarter project which is way over the top at this point but I am in beast mode.

I’m trying kick starter to crowd fund the editing for “love never dies” book.
The process to start was fairly simple. you had to have a compelling title photos videos and stories and of course he had have a funding source.

And although I have the best friends in the world Fox will be following me for 20 years online I don’t understand why stranger would want to help me.

And so this is an experiment of kickstart it because it was not 100% funded you don’t get any of the money is going to save and paint at the

The tee shirts I designed are ready and the logo is looking fierce.

John Wooden said it best,

“never want to confuse activity with accomplishment.”

I’m busy but I ain’t there yet. 

Sometimes all you need is encouragement. I got a nudge to do what makes me happier and that is writing. I’ve done a lot of things in my life and would like to add being a successful fiction writer to my list. It’s not easy doing this solo. Like the song, “I get a little help from my friends.”

Do you think writing is hard?

What is really harder is selling what you have labored over. You have share value to others enough that they will buy a copy of said writings. Selling is the transfer of trust. Marketing almost takes the joy out of creating for me.

Do you feel like that too?

I have good news. It is easier selling to friends. It is easier to put your “baby,” warts and all in front of people who already trust and know you. The technical phrase is you have to leverage your existing network.

Do you have a small network?

We all started somewhere. Even if all your physical friends don’t “follow” you on social media, I found something that helps. There is definitely a demographic that is not active online. You have to learn that. There are plenty to people that are still “you’re kinda people,” in the social media using, group. To find them on Instagram(IG) one of the more popular platforms out there, I use a service from Social Network Elite. They helped me almost triple my number of followers on my IG account. Shoutout to Social Network Elite for helping me grow my Instagram.

Life is for the living. Live.

If you haven’t bought your copies of Solomon Love yet, get on it.

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Gun Rights and Porn in the Afternoon

Gun Rights and Porn in the Afternoon

Episode 561

On 24 March 2018 there was a huge march in Washington, DC funded by the super rich against gun owners. Kenn Blanchard talks about the shotgun in self defense, Michael J. Woodland on a survivors mindset, Andrews Branca gives a tip on the judicial system, and Kenn shares the news of the tragedy in Maryland with a school shooting. Kenn inspires and tries to encourage the law abiding gun owner now demonized. Gun control, gun rights, civil rights, and civil liberties explained.

SHOTGUN

Is the shotgun a one size fits all tool for self-defense? Probably not.  It is an effective tool and worth considering when choosing a home defense weapon.  For one thing, it is still a very economical option when compared to carbines. 

There are many  misconceptions surrounding the home defensive shotgun .  The stuff Hollywood puts out is misleading.  For the record, you can easily miss with a shotgun. Movie scatterguns may lift grown men completely off their feet or stop large cars in their tracks, but real ones don’t do anything like that.  The shotgun remains an excellent choice of armament for use in home or where concealment is not an issue.

The shotgun has been a ubiquitous home-defense tool for decades but it has lost its sparkle over the years. As I spoke of last week, the AR-platform rifles are getting cheaper and the fact that they are almost, endlessly customizable, and available in nearly every modern caliber under the sun, it becomes harder and harder to justify the harsh recoil and comparatively clunky operation of a shotgun.

 

Defensive shotguns still have a wide array of configurations, accessories, and ammunition types.  Tactically, a  shotgun offers four points of contact to steady and guide an easier-to-aim barrel. And then there’s the “terminal energy.”  In each typical shotshell of 00 Buck, there are nine pellets that combine to deliver roughly 1500 ft.-lbs. of energy to the target—or four times the energy of a .45 ACP bullet fired from a Model 1911 pistol. Factor in five to nine shells capable of being fired in rapid succession, and what you have is one of the most formidable arms for home defense ever conceived. The point is simple–proper selection of a fighting shotgun and effective ammunition, combined with training, give the defensive shooter one of the most devastating firearms possible.

The shotgun doesn’t have to be the shoulder-breaker that it is often stereotyped as.  Excessive recoil is going to negatively impact performance during training as well as during defensive situations, and as many of us have found out one way or another, shotguns can generate a ton of recoil.

 In states where magazine capacity is restricted, there may not even be a substantial capacity disparity between the shotgun and other defense platforms to begin with, which makes the shotgun an even more attractive option for those of us faced with excessive legislation against the law abiding.

Shot guns come in several flavors all categorized by their actions, some are.
Pump-Action
Semi-auto
Bolt action

Breech:  The breech types are for hunting and sport shooting not defense.

Training is what makes a difference.

 

PORN,  YOUTUBE and Gun Sites NEWS

Pornography is any image, picture, statue, advertisement, writing, etc. whose purpose is to create sexual titillation. In modern Western culture, sex has become such a public topic that the lines between what is legitimate and what is illicit are harder and harder to draw. In fact, sexual images have become so prominent that what used to be considered soft porn, is now considered tame enough to be on prime time television. And while it used to be that people could only get access to it in magazines behind the counter – and then only at certain stores – it is now so pervasive that virtually anyone can access any kind of porn through the most basic internet connection. Many now even question why Christians think pornography is such a big deal.

It is possible for a person to become desensitized to just about anything. Many people who live around abject poverty get to where they hardly even notice it. People who play violent video games often become so desensitized that even real violence is seen as no big deal. This technique is even used by the military to desensitize young recruits. And to get into the topic we are dealing with today, pornography has become so prominent in our society that we hardly even notice it anymore – much less think of it as something bad and destructive. A great example of this is the many “soft porn” TV commercials advertising everything from lingerie to hamburgers. It is so prevalent that most people aren’t even embarrassed anymore when they are shown.

There are many reasons why pornography is a bad thing. Some of those reasons include the fact that it is instrumental in breaking up marriages, it desensitizes people concerning the true significance of sexuality, it objectifies people – turning them into objects of self-gratification instead of persons of worth – and it creates literal addictions which, in turn, lead to acts of perversion.

From a Christian perspective it is bad because it rips people out of their personal fellowship with God. It changes our hearts. Pornography makes sex  purely an object of self gratification. In any area, when our life is focused on gratifying ourselves rather than accomplishing the purpose of God, we have put ourselves in a position which is outside of our relationship with God.

As Christians, we need to be living and expressing our own faith (worldview beliefs) in a way which not only serves to eliminate this destructive influence, but which, literally, changes the hearts of individuals.

In the news I referenced came from this one:

Gun enthusiasts publishing videos to Pornhub amid YouTube crackdown

BY
JESSICA SCHLADEBECK

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Friday, March 23, 2018, 11:06 AM

It’s getting hard to share gun videos on the internet these days.

A recently announced YouTube crackdown on a portion of its gun-related content has pushed some users to a new, unorthodox hub willing to host their content.
InRangeTV, which has more than 144,000 subscribers on its YouTube channel, has opted instead to publish its videos on Pornhub. A search of the adult website turns up a series of clips including one that sees hosts comparing a Glock 19 and a Hudson H9.
Though it’s listed among racier clips common to a porn site, the video appears exactly as it does on YouTube.
InRangeTV on its Facebook page said the move was an effort to defend “freedom of expression on the internet.”

“We will not be seeking any monetization from PornHub and do not know what their monetization policies are, we are merely looking for safe harbor for our content and for our viewers,” wrote Karl Kasarda and Ian McCollum, who run the popular gun review blog.
YouTube on Monday announced new policy regarding gun-related content shared to the website.

Starting next month, videos that offer instruction on how to make firearms and accessories — like bump stocks and silencers — will no longer be allowed on the popular video-sharing platform. Content detailing modifications to guns and videos aiming to sell firearms and accessories will also be prohibited under the new policies.

Several gun adovcates have slammed YouTube for the move. (INRANGETV VIA YOUTUBE)
“We routinely make updates and adjustments to our enforcement guidelines across all of our policies,” a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement.

“While we’ve long prohibited the sale of firearms, we recently notified creators of updates we will be making around content promoting the sale or manufacture of firearms and their accessories, specifically items like ammunition, gatling triggers and drop-in auto sears.”
Prominent pro-gun bloggers and advocates were quick to denounce the move, many of them expressing their frustration on social media.

“The liberal left will slowly chip away at our freedoms and erode our rights, and the first step is to squelch our voice,” Florida-based gun manufacturer, Spike’s Tactical wrote on Facebook.

“To say we’re f—ing pissed is an understatement.”
The new policies are slated to go into full effect on April 20.
The announcement comes just more than a month after a gunman killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida. The student survivors of the deadly attack have since thrust the issue of gun violence into the national spotlight

YouTube today updated its policies on videos containing firearm and firearm modifications, banning demo videos, how-tos, and anything containing links to sites that sell guns. Needless to say, the gun enthusiast community on the site is not taking happy about it, and some are starting to find unconventional new hosts for their content.
According to YouTube’s updated policies, it will no longer allow content that:

…intends to sell firearms or certain firearms accessories through direct sales (e.g., private sales by individuals) or links to sites that sell these items …Provides instructions on manufacturing a firearm, ammunition, high capacity magazine, homemade silencers/suppressors, or certain firearms accessories such as those listed above. This also includes instructions on how to convert a firearm to automatic or simulated automatic firing capabilities, [or] Shows users how to install the above-mentioned accessories or modifications.

The community is already starting to feel the pressure, as several channels are seeing videos disappear, according to Motherboard. One popular channel, Spike’s Tactical, was taken down entirely for content that, according to a notice posted to the channel’s Facebook page, “promotes violent or dangerous acts.” The channel has since been reinstated, and YouTube told Bloomberg the takedown was a mistake.

At least one of the vloggers in question has turned to a different platform: PornHub. InRangeTV, a channel with over 100,000 subscribers, said in a statement on Facebook that it was “merely looking for a safe harbor for our content and for our viewers.” It also said, “YouTube’s recent update on their policy towards firearm content is extremely poorly worded and open ended.”

YouTube first began taking down videos with gun modifications last October, following the massacre in Las Vegas. At the time, the big target seemed to be bump stocks, a modification allegedly used by shooter Stephen Paddock to tragic effect.
We’ll have to wait and see if other gun enthusiasts follow InRange over to PornHub and other video sites. Though if I were Vimeo, I’d be feeling very unappreciated right now.

From NPR

From the Washington Post

 

*photo with woman and shotgun is from Oleg Volk.

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