Thursday, December 8, 2016

Happy 500th, Pastor Kenn!

I first met Rev. Kenn Blanchard in 2011 at the NRA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh. I had been listening to his podcast The Urban Shooter/Black Man with a Gun for a while and liked his take on things. I really got to know Kenn later that year at the Lucky Gunner Blogger Shoot later that spring. He is one of a kind and I feel fortunate to be able to call him my friend. We in the gun culture are also extremely fortunate to have him on our side as he is a tireless advocate for gun rights.

Kenn is now about to broadcast his 500th show. Having been a co-host on The Polite Society Podcast for a couple of years now, I can tell you how rare that is. And how hard!

So congratulations to Pastor Kenn on this feat of endurance and skill. I'm glad he's out there!

‘Black Man With A Gun’ Turns 500
Changes Coming to Kenn Blanchard’s Podcast and Blog
Rev. Kenn Blanchard hits a milestone as a digital influencer with the 500th episode of his popular podcast, “Black Man With a Gun,” going live on Dec. 9, 2016 on

Averaging 2,500 downloads a week, the weekly podcast is personal, entertaining and informative – with news and stories, and personal views about what is trending in the gun world. With more than 1.5 million downloads to date, Blanchard has interviewed notable celebrities in the gun community, including the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre, R. Lee Ermy, Colion Noir, Mas Ayoob, Julie Goleb, Kim Rhode, and actors such as Tim Able and Ernie Hudson. As a podcaster and speaker, Blanchard is often called to present to the new media nationally, introducing new audiences to the gun community.

Blanchard – who describes himself as an urban gun rights activist, writer, professional speaker and outdoorsman – created the “Black Man With A Gun” website in 1999 to promote his first book, also titled “Black Man With A Gun.” He believed that podcasting would be the best way, in 2007, to connect with the growing number of people he met while testifying on the behalf of concealed carry in the states of Virginia, Texas, Michigan, South Carolina, Maryland and Wisconsin.

In 2017, Blanchard plans to grow not only his podcast, which keeps trending upward, but also his blog, “Black Man With A Gun,” which recently underwent a major redesign. He is joined by a noteworthy team of contributors on the site for training tips, product reviews and commentary.

Blanchard is opening the door for sponsorship of his podcast. A gifted storyteller, Blanchard continues to use technology to put brands into the earbuds and onto the eyes of a growing population that is listening to podcasts.
The Black Man With A Gun Show can be found on iTunesStitcherSpreakerPodbeaniHeart radio, and the


  1. Ken's a solid man with a voice that should be heard by more people. I know him personally and hope you find him a regular source for information and enlightenment.

  2. I recall a man who used to wear a hat Black man with a gun in Virginia Since he did open carry he got stop many times and VCDL came to support him Is this the same person?

    1. I don't think so. Kenn lives in Maryland.

    2. Can't say whether it was Kenn or not, but a lot of VA and MD gun people support each other at rallies; VCDL and MSI people are always mixing up in good ways. Working in VA, traversing DC and sleeping in MD are pretty common around here. Our borders are a heck of a lot more nebulous. There is one bridge on the beltway that has you crossing all three jurisdictions in less than a minute!

  3. Kenn is truly one of the GOOD guys! I've enjoyed the chats and his podcasts for a long time!