• Concealed Carry Gets Boost from Black Women on Chicago’s South Side



    By AWR Hawkins

    Black women on Chicago’s South Side are getting their concealed carry permits and arming up in light of the city’s continual violence.

    Breitbart News reported that nearly 4,400 were shot in Chicago in 2016 and there were almost 800 homicides. This year, Fourth of July weekend and the weekend of August 18-20 witnessed a revival of 2016-type violence. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that over 100 people were shot on Fourth of July weekend and another 63 were shot over the weekend of August 18-20.

    A total of 22 people were killed over those two weekends alone, and an increasing number of black women on Chicago’s South Side are not sitting around and waiting to be next.

    According to the Chicago Tribune, 51-year-old Vernetta Robinzine got her carry permit in the spring and talks of her gun by saying, “It’s like a part of me now.” She lives in Chicago’s South Austin neighborhood and says her home has been robbed and that she responded by putting so many locks on her doors that “she felt like a prisoner in her own house.”

    Read full story here: http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...os-south-side/
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    1. boscru's Avatar
      boscru -
      good for them. i am troubled a bit by the "national african american gun association" reference.

      black, white, hispanic, indian, whatever. we should speak as one. we are all seeking to exercise our 2nd amendment rights. JMHO
    1. browncoat's Avatar
      browncoat -
      Quote Originally Posted by boscru View Post
      good for them. i am troubled a bit by the "national african american gun association" reference.

      black, white, hispanic, indian, whatever. we should speak as one. we are all seeking to exercise our 2nd amendment rights. JMHO
      I disagree with you. I think targeted groups like this and say the pink pistols make more sense when you are trying to reach out to these communities. Most gun owners are more or less conservative white men. You want an organization like that to reach out to black women or gay folks?


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    1. headednorth's Avatar
      headednorth -
      Quote Originally Posted by browncoat View Post
      I disagree with you. I think targeted groups like this and say the pink pistols make more sense when you are trying to reach out to these communities. Most gun owners are more or less conservative white men. You want an organization like that to reach out to black women or gay folks?


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      Unfortunate, but probably for the best. Hopefully groups like these, the NRA, SAF, etc are at least coordinating behind the scenes.
    1. boscru's Avatar
      boscru -
      Quote Originally Posted by browncoat View Post
      I disagree with you. I think targeted groups like this and say the pink pistols make more sense when you are trying to reach out to these communities. Most gun owners are more or less conservative white men. You want an organization like that to reach out to black women or gay folks?


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      i understand your point of view, but i believe we need to get beyond color or sexual preference.

      we do have a member of the pink pistols on this site, and when he came out publicly was welcomed openly. (can't remember his screen name) in my opinion, we need to get everyone together.

      how can this happen??? i don't have a clue. but we need to do it. if it takes individual groups to start, and then form together that's OK with me
    1. browncoat's Avatar
      browncoat -
      Quote Originally Posted by boscru View Post
      i understand your point of view, but i believe we need to get beyond color or sexual preference.

      we do have a member of the pink pistols on this site, and when he came out publicly was welcomed openly. (can't remember his screen name) in my opinion, we need to get everyone together.

      how can this happen??? i don't have a clue. but we need to do it. if it takes individual groups to start, and then form together that's OK with me
      I don't think identity politics is a great thing to propagate into the future, I just think it's the current state of the country. Ideally, everyone would at least work together on legislation.
    1. Horrible's Avatar
      Horrible -
      Antis worst nightmare. The Dem constituency gets smart and begins to protect themselves. Lets get more people to embrace and support their God-given and Constitutional rights!

      And most important of all, stand up for yourself, don't depend upon the gov to protect you and REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM! Good on these folks for embracing these principles.
    1. browncoat's Avatar
      browncoat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Horrible View Post
      Antis worst nightmare. The Dem constituency gets smart and begins to protect themselves. Lets get more people to embrace and support their God-given and Constitutional rights!

      And most important of all, stand up for yourself, don't depend upon the gov to protect you and REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM! Good on these folks for embracing these principles.
      The democratic coalition is a very fragile one. Black people are often religious and socially conservative. They also are often not very politically correct. These are sweeping generalizations, but my point is that most whiny white sjw wouldn't fit in very well with most black communities. Just look at the diversity apparent on shows like Girls and it is pretty clear there is something there.


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    1. boiler_eng's Avatar
      boiler_eng -
      Quote Originally Posted by boscru View Post
      i understand your point of view, but i believe we need to get beyond color or sexual preference.

      we do have a member of the pink pistols on this site, and when he came out publicly was welcomed openly. (can't remember his screen name) in my opinion, we need to get everyone together.

      how can this happen??? i don't have a clue. but we need to do it. if it takes individual groups to start, and then form together that's OK with me

      Yeah I think the community can be as accepting and nice as possible but sometimes when people are entering a new activity/area they feel more comfortable when they are around people they feel some kind of link/comfort with. If it takes their first foray being when the range is all people of the same gender, orientation, or minority group so they can focus on taking in the activity and not be stuck in their head nervous about their surroundings then I am happy to clear out of the range that afternoon. Then afterwards we can all come back and beg them to shoot all our guns because I am fairly sure that many people's second favorite use of guns is getting new people hooked on them.
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