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5 Lessons from The Magnificent Seven

magnificentKenn Blanchard (aka Black Man with A Gun) spells out for us the 5 Lessons all of us should glean (or should have gleaned) from the classic movie Western The Magnificent Seven.

(I suppose for poetic sake it should have been seven lessons…?)

Now, I’m not going to enumerate them all for you here, as you should be reading and/or listening to Kenn (on his podcast) anyway, but, I will give you a snippet:

~In this classic Western from 1960′s there are some messages and things I want to see if you caught when you saw it.  It’s the story of an oppressed Mexican peasant village that recruits seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.  The concept originated from a Japanese film the Seven Samurai  (Shichinin no Samurai) and its been used ever since.  I think, the A-Team and The Expendables today have borrowed from it.

Unknowingly, many pro-gun rights guys have fallen into the trap of allowing themselves to be promoted to the low ranks of a murderer. You have let the macho take over and have confused the facts. You carry a gun or choose to because you can, and have decided to for various reasons but you are not a killer. Gun ownership has moved into the realms of being a smoker. Less desirable. I am trying to bring you back.~

Please visit the link above, and read the whole piece.

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, blackmanwithagun@gmail.com
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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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3 thoughts on “5 Lessons from The Magnificent Seven

  1. Yep, Kenn hits the points with this one…

    Posted by Old NFO | June 9, 2013, 8:22 am
  2. Good post, thanks for the link.

    Posted by Wilson | June 15, 2013, 7:23 am

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