This man right here y'all!?! This man is the ORIGINAL "Black Man With a Gun"
When I first started my YouTube videos, I created a segment call BM-WAG. It stood for "black man with a gun". Unbeknownst to me, he already had this name trademarked. Through whatever bat-channels, he found a way to contact me. He told me that someone brought it to his attention that I was using his moniker.
I immediately became apologetic, as this was an unintentional doing. I told him that I wouldn't use the name anymore and how sorry I was for using it. But instead of requesting me to "cease and desist", he said to me,
"No young brother, I'd be honored if you use it".
Those words still resonate with me today; reminders of the kindness and generosity that this man has extended time after time. Everytime we meet, he has something positive to say and is always moving forward on his journey through the 2A world. He is an accomplished author and Reverend. He helped to pave the way for ALL Black Americans to start their own 2A journey.
I can remember seeing him on @CamEdwards show my first time at the NRA convention as a YouTuber. I caught Cam walking into the NRA studio on the showroom floor. I shook his hand and told him I was a fan of his. He asked me where I was from and we briefly spoke about Sheriff David Clarke. I then looked up. On stage I saw this dapper and debonair black man sitting in the interviewee spot. I was so intrigued that I stuck around for the interview. I was blown away.
Ladies and gentlemen take your time and find this man's podcast, which is one of the longest running podcasts, and website. He spends his energy in promoting the rest of US as examples of what we want our community to look like. He is truly a selfless individual and gives his all to those he comes in contact with. I feel bad that I have neglected our relationship and not communicated with him in the manner in which he so deserves. However, I am happy to say I am in the process of fixing that and yet again he has agreed to give of himself. I'm proud to announce that Rev. Kenn Blanchard is now #TeamBlackOPS!
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