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Discover American history, gun training tips, product reviews and interviews with great people on the responsible, family friendly, gun owners podcast hosted by Kenn Blanchard (since 2007). Get the app at blackmanwithagun.org

Black Man With A Gun Kenn Blanchard

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Discover American history, gun training tips, product reviews and interviews with great people on the responsible, family friendly, gun owners podcast hosted by Kenn Blanchard (since 2007). Get the app at blackmanwithagun.org

    632 - Special Bonus Message 2020

    632 - Special Bonus Message 2020

    Just a quick announcement that I have a new podcast at kennspodcast.com. This was over 600 episodes so feel free to go back and listen. I interviewed over 200 guest and covered some great historical topics about the gun movement over the past 12 years. I may come back for short messages like this but look for me at https://blog.kennsgamechangers.com and http://kennspodcast.com.

    • 4 min
    Farewell message

    Farewell message

    This is my farewell message to friends, family and coworkers in the 2 A
    movement.  In my twenty plus year of being in this space, I have never seen anyone actually retire.  They usually die, get a mention in the NRA Rifleman, and Ammoland and that's it.  Or they screw up in a media interview and get crucified by trolls and the community members that like that sort of
    thing.  I'm trying to go out on my own terms.
    The world has changed since I started.  A lot.  Some good stuff has happened.  And some bad.  I used to call myself the Bill Cosby of the Gun Rights Movement.  That isn't a good analogy now.  And there were a couple of other guys that I grew up looking up to that have since gone down in flames.
    Like my wife repeatedly say, don't compare yourself to anyone, just be you.
    I started with nothing.  I still have most of that left.  
    I started in 1986 wanted to be a firearms instructor for my community.  I wanted to become a high paid speaker or radio personality. I wanted to  leverage my creativity and entrepreneurism to become a successful business
    person.  I became the Black Man with a Gun (BMWAG)
    The local DC Maryland and Virginia community wasn't ready for an under 30  year old African American firearms trainer.  The government allowed me to moonlight and do this side activity but with a strict warning not to disclose my bona fides.  I was watched.  I was monitored.  I had to ask permission before I traveled.  When I appeared before the public they thought, how could I know anything?  How dare I talk about guns when there
    was the so called black on black crime, police shootings, and drug wars going on.  I got beat up a lot at ranges, gun shops and churches where I  tried to advertise.  But I became involved in the gun community/ gun rights when I failed to make money as a trainer/instructor in 1987.  Gun rights activism doesn't make money if you are honest. 
    Since then I have been involved in the gun debate, as it intersects firearms instruction and civil rights.  I created the Tenth Cavalry Gun Club in 1991 that grew from Washington, DC, Baltimore, NJ and Illinois.  The Law Enforcement Alliance of America, introduced me the show business of politics and I worked with to the NRA, GOA and SAF. The website Black Man with a Gun
    debuted in 1999.  I've been involved in US Supreme Court cases we have won for the 2nd Amendment even if my name isn't on it.
    I learned more about myself than anything doing this stuff I had a training business, where I provided instruction and certifications in first aid, armed security and tactics.  I failed in business but I pressed onward.
    I started before social media and looking back I could have been a boss with that thing but I didn't.
    I reached out to all the so called black leaders and announced my intentions
    in the gun world.  It was risky because historically, this same leaders are
    anti-gun.  But I went there.  I tried to buy a shooting range.  I got
    blasted by Rev Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, and local pastors. 
    I created a podcast in 2007 and I was embraced by the people black people
    said I should beware of.  The demographic that loved the BMWAG were the same
    folks that are accused of racism, cronyism, and supremacy.  White males were
    calling me brother.  They were listening to my shows.  They were inviting me
    and my family to events across the country.  I shot historical firearms in
    Tennessee.  I ate at the homes of millionaires, in country clubs, and places
    in Washington DC I didn't know black people were allowed in.  I learned that
    our country likes being divisive.  I learned that racism exist mostly
    because people need it as an excuse.  I learned that organizations really
    don't want change.  I learned that people like mess, and drama.  I learned
    that I was a conservative.
     
    What I enjoyed
    I loved meetin

    • 23 min
    Interview with Cheryl Todd

    Interview with Cheryl Todd

    Interview with Cheryl Todd
    News
    Point of View from someone that has been in the gun rights movement since 1991.
    LuckyGunner Ammo 
    American Gun Owner shirt

    • 54 min
    2 A Rally

    2 A Rally

    on November 2, 2019, about a hundred gun rights activist from different organizations, channels and locations came together in unity for the US Constitution. The one point they all agreed on was the importance of the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights.
    It was a major feat because it was the herding of strong personalities. I was privileged to be in the number chosen to speak that day to a crowd about ten times that number on the grounds of the US Capitol's west lawn.
    There were 26 or so speakers that spoke but even more that didn't but were equally important in our constant struggle to keep America free. Craig Deluz is an awesome speaker. I got a chance to catch him before he got started here. Also was the meeting of Dave Smith, a competitive shooter with the Parkinsons' Disease that learned he can manage this struggle by continuing to shoot.
    I've been involved in gun rights activism since 1991 and continue to be inspired by great people like these.
    my main guest this week is long time friend, trainer, activist, Ric Ector from Legally Armed in Detroit that was on TV recently with Tucker Carlson show.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MCctS-rqwU
    Rev. Kenn Blanchard
    blackmanwithagun.com
    the Black Man With A Gun Show Podcast
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/bmxvd-blackmanwithagun

    • 46 min
    Harlem’s Hellfighters and Us

    Harlem’s Hellfighters and Us

    630 - World War I and Us
     
    Historical look at our flag, WWI, Harlem’s Hellfighters, and the Trench Gun
    News: the NAAGA is having its first convention in 2020, and I am taking a break from this podcast.
     
    Shout out to all on Youtube that listened.  Please give me a thumbs up there.
    If you are new, please take the time to listen to any of the 629 episodes previously until I return.
    If you want to contact me, blackmanwithagun@gmail.com
    If you would like to purchase a book, go to http://book.blackmanwithagun.com
     
    If you would like to support the app, (blackmanwithagun.org) the hosting, the website redesign that is coming and even yours truly, please go to https://patreon.com/blackmanwithagun 
    Shalom baby,
    Kenn 

    • 37 min
    How history ties into our present with guns

    How history ties into our present with guns

    The best prophet of the future is the past. Lord Byron
     
    The Colfax Massacre Cruikshank vs the US McDonald vs City of Chicago First and Second amendment   
    News/Opinion -  https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2019/08/18/mass-shootings-mass-killings/NLy1A7El55DGG2h8dwsUBK/story.html 
     
    Get My Book here:  http://book.blackmanwithagun.com
     
    Check out our affiliates  https://blackmanwithagun.com/affiliates 
     
    Get the Free App at http://blackmanwithagun.org (thanks to our patreon supporters) 
     
    Please join our team and support your podcast at https://patreon.com/blackmanwithagun 
     
    new youtube channel. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCl2I9aNUcP2lTLAJdlFhVKw

    • 33 min

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I have to say I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Blanchard while doing some training. He really is a great guy and really enjoyable to work with. I found out about his podcast and began listening to it. I think he’s got some great perspectives to give out. He’s got a great voice for podcasting. I’m happy to be a fan, I hope others listen and gain something from the knowledge he has to pass on.

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