This podcast shares an interview I had with the president of EAACorp.com, Keith B., that introduces the K2 seen here, and I give some more tips for Valentines Day. My first black history story combines a hero of the American Revolution and “character.” Mrs. M and Barbara report in. Barbara is working for RealTree Camo now. Congratulations to her. I share my thoughts on the below news story, and there are others on kennblanchard.com. Zombie Strike is down to the final three chapters. It will conclude this month. Don’t miss the dramatic conclusion.
Our Question of the Week was answered by 37 members of my facebook.com/blackmanwithagun1 family.
This week starts the series of Black History I plan to present on the Urban Shooter Podcast.
I plan to start the conversation with a little known African American of the Revolutionary War that was esteemed as “A Brave and Gallant Soldier.”
His name is Salem Poor whose character was such from the Battle of Bunker Hill that fourteen officers sent a petition to the Massachusetts legislature declaring that he behaved like an experienced officer, as well as an excellent soldier and added that “a reward was due to so great and distinguished a character.” In this battle, African Americans suffered more than 1,000 casualties. Of the 2,400 to 4,000 colonists who participated in the battle, no other man is singled out in this manner.
Poor was born into slavery c.1740 but he managed to buy his freedom in 1769 for 27 pounds, a year’s salary for the typical working man of the day. He was a married father that left his left his wife and child behind in May 1775 and fought for the patriotic cause at Bunker Hill, Saratoga, and Monmouth.
Maybe it’s time to emphasize what makes us different, less and our character more.
According to John Adams, the American Revolution occurred in the hearts and minds of the American people years long before shots were fired at Concord and Lexington. He saw the War for Independence as merely an “effect and a consequence” of the real American Revolution.
“I have a dream that my four little children will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. “
~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is our collective character that is failing today. When I think about my time on active duty as a US Marine. My pride came from knowing that the men and women that wore the same uniform were accountable and responsible. It was that character that is missing when people in the cities blame the gun for violence. It is that lack of character that I hear when mayors talk about a gun show loophole. It is socially acceptable to blame everything but the lack of character of men that commit violence against innocent people.
I humbly ask the veterans and patriots among us to continue to stand for what is right so that others will have a standard to see. You won’t see it in politics. You won’t see it in Hollywood. And too many talking heads, don’t respect themselves, their communities, or this Nation. Freedom isn’t free.
“It is not how we look, but how we live that defines us.”
The Zen of Gun Ownership
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Rev. Kenn Blanchard
Rev. Kenn Blanchard, aka the Black Man With A Gun™ is an internationally known figure in the gun rights community since 1991. He is a former US Marine, federal police officer, intelligence officer and trainer. He produces the Urban Shooter Podcast, voice overs, motivates, inspires and writes for the Blanchard Media Group. http://twitter.com/kennblanchard, email@example.com
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