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Kenn Blanchard

Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and Harley Davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.
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Thinking about Concealed Carry? Read this first.

Posted by Kenn Blanchard on May 22, 2014 11:39:00 AM


According to Daniel Vice, senior attorney for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, “concealed carry laws that keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people are exactly what the public demands to keep communities as safe as possible.” While that sounds good for a sound bite, the reality is dangerous. Criminals do not obey gun laws.

What about those of us who do? Why should we, the law-abiding citizens, place our fate in the hands of criminals?

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Topics: Concealed Carry, Self Defense

Concealed Carry’s Moral Questions

Posted by Kenn Blanchard on May 3, 2014 9:17:00 AM


Guns are mechanical devices that propel aimed projectiles with more force than you could accurately throw a rock. They are designed for different tasks and, in concert with various types of ammunition, can effectively stop dangerous criminal acts. Guns are effective tools. They are used by police officers as self-defense tools. When law enforcement officers have to apprehend someone, or go after criminals, they take pistols, rifles, and shotguns. Their sidearm, thought, is personal and almost always backed up by another gun (or guns) you can’t see.

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Topics: Concealed Carry

How to Buy a New Gun - Deciding Together

Posted by Kenn Blanchard on Feb 22, 2014 9:30:00 AM

How to get a new gun

Many prospective and current gun owners have run into problems bringing a new firearm into the house.  Many have failed.  Buying a new gun can pose financial and emotional difficulties if your spouse doesn’t share your interest in firearms. So how do you do it? You can get that new gun. I call it CPR but it is not cardio pulmonary resuscitation.  Let me explain.

There are really only two ways to talk to your spouse about guns.  You can be honest about it or deceptive.  As an old married guy and pastor that has been in the gun community for a few decades, let me share.  I believe in honesty. Honesty lasts longer, is less stressful, and is a win-win scenario for everyone.  It is also the safest way.  Undercover gun owners are often responsible for children or unwanted guests finding “hidden” firearms that “accidently” go off.

Plus: buying a firearm together can be fun.  

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Topics: New Shooters

Starting with Beretta Defense Technologies

Posted by Kenn Blanchard on Jan 2, 2014 5:10:00 PM

Ray-w-Px4-thumbFor many veterans and retired law enforcement officers, the thought of going into the gun business seems like a no-brainer. We all want to do what we love, get paid for it, and be around people like us.  If you grew up in the firearms community, or have just recently caught the bug, having your own firearms business could be your New Years Resolution.

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Topics: Law Enforcement & Military

Guns, the Second Amendment and Grandpa

Posted by Kenn Blanchard on Dec 30, 2013 1:42:00 PM

Washington_thumbGeneration gaps exist in every culture, and the gun community is no different. I have learned to communicate those differences of opinion through active listening, persistence and understanding. When I was a child my best friend was my maternal grandfather.

We got along so well because he had a lifetime of experiences to share and I had a lifetime to listen. I’ve always been sensitive to my elders as a source of knowledge and wisdom that would cost you a fortune to get, if you could obtain it.

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Topics: Gun Rights

Project ChildSafe

Posted by Kenn Blanchard on Dec 27, 2013 1:42:00 PM

ChildSafe_3color.6801843(1)Receiving the gift of a safe or gun lock for your household during the holidays is not as sexy as finding a Beretta shotgun under the tree, but it’s a gift for all seasons. Keeping your children safe is always in season. As gun owners, we put up with a lot when it comes to attacks on our freedoms. We are collectively blamed for every accident that happens. As we start thinking of family events, travel and kids, I want to introduce to some and remind others about the National Sport Shooting Foundation’s Project Childsafe program. It was started in 2003 to promote safe firearm arms handling and good storage practices. The program started off from grants from the Department of Justice, but today is funded solely by the firearms industry.

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Topics: Firearms Safety, Other

Fall Is For Family, Firearms And Traditions

Posted by Kenn Blanchard on Dec 4, 2013 3:59:00 AM

Austin1It was cooler in temperature this morning than it has been when I take my morning walk. In the mid-Atlantic region of the United States where I live, seasonal changes are noticeable. Fall begins the wood burning fireplaces, hunting and holiday season. Before that it seems all we wanted to do was get to a cooler place or near the water. The drop in temperature slows the cold-blooded pests and dangerous reptiles. Walking in the woods is more enjoyable. Today was really nice because it reminded me that this is the time when the subjects of hunting, firearm safety and conservation came up naturally in my family. 

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Topics: Hunting