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

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

12 Sep, 2017
12 Sep, 2017

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.”

Her daughter then left for college, leaving Robinzine alone, at which time she decided she needed a gun. She said, “I just didn’t want to feel like a victim or vulnerable.”

Robinzine is part of a larger wave of black women in Chicago who are taking their well-being into their own hands. The Tribune reports that “black women in Cook County had the sharpest growth — 67 percent from 2014 to 2016 — of any demographic group receiving concealed carry permits in [the county], based on applicants who disclosed both their race and gender.” For example, 800 carry permits were issued to black women in Cook County in 2008 while 1,368 were issued to black women between January 1, 2017, and August 27, 2017, alone.

National African American Gun Association founder Philip Smith is not surprised by the surge in concealed carry permit issuance to black women. In fact, he indicated that for a single woman who is a mother, having “a gun replaces a male presence in a home.” University of Illinois at Chicago professor Alexandria Filindra had a different opinion. She said, “More people with handguns in their purses means more likelihood of accidental gunshots and not necessarily a lot more actual protection.”

For those paying attention, accidental gunshots are not Chicago’s problem, but ruthless violence wherein an armed criminal preys on an unsuspecting citizen is regularly in the news.

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and host of Bullets with AWR Hawkins, a Breitbart News podcast. He is also the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.

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Southern Poverty Law Center accused black critic of white supremacism

A reminder from Carol Swain, an African-American conservative, of just how malicious and dishonest the leftist hate group known as the Southern Poverty Law Center really is.

What landed me in the SPLC’s crosshairs was a Sept. 10, 2009, Huffington Post blog entry titled “Mission Creep and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Misguided Focus.” I pointed out the SPLC’s silence about video footage released after the 2008 elections showing members of the New Black Panther Party, decked out in full paramilitary regalia, patrolling a polling precinct in Philadelphia where they were clearly intimidating white voters…

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President Trump Applauds Lindsey Graham’s Bill to Repeal Obamacare

President Trump Applauds Lindsey Graham’s Bill to Repeal Obamacare

13 Sep, 2017
13 Sep, 2017

President Donald Trump on Wednesday applauded Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy’s (R-LA) new legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare through block grants.

President Trump released a statement on Wednesday cheering the Graham and Cassidy bill to replace Obamacare. Graham and Cassidy, along with Sens. Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Dean Heller (R-NV), and former Sen. Rick Santorum, unveiled their legislation on Wednesday – otherwise known as Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ). The legislation would repeal Obamacare’s individual and employer mandate, Obamacare’s medical device tax, and deliver health care dollars to the states so that they can design  a health care system that works best for their local population.

President Trump said:

I applaud the Senate for continuing to work toward a solution to relieve the disastrous Obamacare burden on the American people.  My Administration has consistently worked to enact legislation that repeals and replaces Obamacare, and that can pass the Senate and make it to my desk.  Obamacare has been a complete nightmare for the many Americans who have been devastated by its skyrocketing healthcare premiums and deductibles and canceled or shrinking plans.  As I have continued to say, inaction is not an option, and I sincerely hope that Senators Graham and Cassidy have found a way to address the Obamacare crisis.

A number of governors have come out publicly in support of the new Obamacare repeal legislation. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, and Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds endorsed the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare repeal plan in exclusive interviews with Breitbart News. Herbert declared that the bill was a “vast improvement over the Affordable Care Act.” Graham told Breitbart News that at least 14 governors support the Graham-Cassidy Obamacare legislation.

Sen. Graham cheered Vice President Mike Pence’s support for the new Obamacare repeal bill. Graham said that Pence has been “awesome.”

Graham said that he needs helps rounding up support for the bill. Sen. Graham explained, “I’m urging the White House to call governors and to urge Mitch McConnell to take action. I’m telling the Republican party that we have not tried everything.”

President Trump contends that Obamacare continues to be a “complete nightmare” for Americans and has led to skyrocketing health care costs. The president hopes that this legislation will serve as the vehicle to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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Ann Coulter: If Trump Fails On Immigration He’ll Be ‘The Man Who Killed America’

Is the torrid attraction officially over because of immigration? Ann Coulter has issued an extreme ultimatum to President Donald Trump, and the wrong choice, she says, will have dire consequences.

In Coulter’s latest column, she pulls no punches on Trump, whom she once furiously supported, raking the President over the coals for what seems to be a grand bipartisan immigration deal in the making.

“NO AMNESTY IS A GOOD AMNESTY,” claims Coulter, who, blisteringly, attacks the “lie” that the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) act, and the ‘Dreamers” it covers are merely a small segment of the immigrant population. She claims that what President has been led to believe on illegal immigration – that he must agree to a grand bargain and can’t simply boot out lawbreakers – is pulling him into the trap of passing a comprehensive immigration reform package that includes amnesty.

She cautions the President with a tale of the 1986 agricultural guest worker program, which was supposed to help western and southern fruit farmers pick their crops more efficiently – allow immigrants to do a “job Americans won’t do,” for lack of a better explanation – but turned into a quagmire of false documents, overstayed visas, lendless litigation and skirted regulations.

Fair, sure, but then she extrapolates from there, with some cringe-worthy creative license:

The main problem with the farm worker amnesty, the DACA amnesty or any amnesty is that everyone involved in the entire immigration apparatus is feverishly working, on the taxpayer’s dime, to transform this country into a Third World hellhole. Lawyers for La Raza and lawyers for the government both believe it is their mission to humiliate and destroy white Christian America. (Actually, this country is “biracial Christian America,” plus a few Amerindians and anyone else who assimilated to Western European culture.)

If that sounds extreme, it pales in comparison to the warning she issues Donald Trump, who is reportedly considering trading even funding for a physical barrier along the American-Mexican border for some agreement on DACA: if he doesn’t take an extreme line on immigration, he’ll literally be responsible for the decline and failure of western civilization.

If he succeeds, all the p@ssy-grabbing and Russia nonsense will burn off like a morning fog. He will be the president who saved the American nation, its character, its sovereignty, its core identity. But if he fails, Donald Trump will go down in history as the man who killed America.

Trump, she says, will be the “last President” to make the “right decision” on immigration.

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False Alarm: Person Who Threatened To Kill Black Students Is Black

“Hate crime” and “hoax” go together better than “liberal” and “bullshit.” On Monday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, liberals were furious that someone threatened to kill black students at a Pennsylvania high school. Adding to the outrage was the fact that police decided not to pursue hate crime charges. Liberals were ready to explode. Is white supremacy so bad that police won’t even bring hate crime charges when someone threatens to kill black people? As it turns out, there is a very logical explanation: the person making those threats is black.

Philly.com reports that a 14-year-old student at West Chester East High School in West Chester, PA sent out some pretty hateful and violent threats on a school-related Instagram page.

“I feel bad for y’all. Because y’all think it’s a joke. Each and everyone [one] those n*ggers will be killed tomorrow,” read one post.

Several of the targeted teenagers spoke at a community meeting Monday night.

“They were just talking down on people, calling blacks n—s, calling Puerto Ricans ‘dirty Mexicans,’” one student told the crowded auditorium. “I felt that was disrespectful, because we don’t do nothing to nobody.”

He said one of the posts was a photograph of him and a friend before a school dance with the caption, “Aw, black n— meets white cracker.”

The posts caused a racial panic among the students:

The posts continued to reverberate Tuesday. One student, who learned Sunday night that she had been targeted in a post calling her “transsexual,” said she took off Monday and Tuesday to regroup.

“I’ve never felt safe at school,” she said. “The only time I feel safe is when I’m in that room with BSU” (Black Student Union).

And the parents:

“Because they are minority students, the school district does not want to say, ‘We have a problem,’” Dayna Spence said, echoing the sentiments of several other parents who said they believe school officials do not value the concerns of minority students.

This panic was all for nothing. The police got warrants for Verizon and Instagram and were able to identify a 14-year-old black male as the one who made the violent racist posts. Though not named because he is a minor, he is also a student at West Chester East High School.

The black student was charged with harassment, cyber bullying, and terroristic threats but definitely no hate crimes.

“This was not a white-black thing,” said school superintendent Jim Scanlon.

Yeah, but it was a black-black thing, a black-white thing, and a black-Hispanic thing. In addition to threatening to kill “n*ggers” this student also made disparaging remarks like “cracker” and “dirty Mexicans.” I feel like if a white student had done anything like this, there would be hate crime charges and outrage on the scale of when liberals thought these threats were made by a white person.

The good news is everyone can relax, white supremacy isn’t nearly the problem the liberal media would have us believe. Who am I kidding? Liberals can never relax; they exist in a constant state of agitation and outrage.

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Protesters Toting Black Lives Matter Signs Cover UVA’s Thomas Jefferson Statue in Black Shroud

Protesters Toting Black Lives Matter Signs Cover UVA’s Thomas Jefferson Statue in Black Shroud

13 Sep, 2017
13 Sep, 2017

A group of protesters toting “Black Lives Matter” signs covered up a statue of Thomas Jefferson at University of Virginia Tuesday night in a black shroud following violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.

Fox News reports that approximately 100 students, faculty, and community members carrying “Black Lives Matter” signs marched on the Charlottesville university and covered up a monument honoring U.S. founding father and UVA founder Thomas Jefferson.

The protesters arrived on the university’s campus around 8 p.m. Tuesday, WVIR reports.

Several people climbed on top of the monument to place signs calling Jefferson a “rapist” and a “racist” before covering the statue in a black shroud.

“No Trump, No KKK, no racist U-V-A,” many students chanted, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Protesters rallied around the statue in response to the university’s decision to turn down the Black Student Alliance’s request to ban white supremacists from campus and take down the Confederate plaques on UVA’s rotunda, the Daily Progress reported.

The protest comes a day after the Deans Working Group released a report that said UVA’s response to the August 11 Charlottesville violence could have been improved, specifically the university’s policies regarding protests and demonstrations.

UVA President Teresa Sullivan said:

What happened on Aug. 11 on our Grounds, while unprecedented, was unacceptable. But we will not let it define us. It takes time to heal as a community and we must do so together. This Working Group report is an important step. Going forward, we must recommit ourselves to our core values and further enhance our inclusive, diverse learning and living environment.

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Alt-Left Decapitates Catholic Saint Junipero Statue Then Douses It in Red Paint in Santa Barbara

Amid the Democrat Party’s nationwide jihad against US history and culture the statue of St. Junipero Serra was vandalized in California again this week.

Back in August alt-left vandals spray-painted the saint’s statue red with “murder” written in white letters.

Here is the video:

Now this…
Alt-left thugs decapitated and doused the Saint Junipero statue at the Santa Barbara mission in California.

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This is the far left.
Violent and destructive.

Liberals think this is funny.

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Superman Shields Illegal Immigrants from White Supremacist in Latest DC Comic

Superman Shields Illegal Immigrants from White Supremacist in Latest DC Comic

13 Sep, 2017
13 Sep, 2017

Superman steps in to save a group of illegal immigrants from a white supremacist upset about losing his job in the latest Man of Steel comic from DC Comics, due out in stores this week.

The newest issue of Action Comics #987, entitled “The Oz Effect,” features Superman putting himself between a gun-toting white man wearing an American flag bandana and a group of helpless illegal immigrants. The Kryptonian intervenes to stop the man from shooting the illegals for taking his job, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Superman blocks the bullets from the evil white man’s gun and commands him to “Stop this!”

“They ruined me! Stole from me!” the man exclaims.

“The only person responsible for the blackness smothering your soul — is you!” Superman replies.

In an act of Super socialism, once police arrive, our Social Justice Supes orders them to protect the illegal aliens to make sure they are “safe and cared for.”

This latest episode should not surprise anyone.

DC Comics long ago declared that Superman is no longer American. Where once the hero touted the ideals of “truth, justice, and the American way,” like a good leftist, Superman is now a “citizen of the world.”

In a story from 2011, Superman proclaimed that he could no longer be an American citizen because “the world’s too small, too connected” to work just with the U.S.A.

In Action Comics #900, Superman became enraged when a U.S. official scolded him for flying to Tehran, Iran, to stand in silent support of a bunch of democracy protesters who were opposing the oppressive Mullah government.

Curiously, the supremely powerful Superman didn’t lift a finger to help the oppressed Iranians, yet when he went back to the U.S.A., a mere question about his loyalties was enough to make him decide to renounce his American citizenship.

So, instead of doing anything to stand up against the murderous, terror-exporting Iranian regime, Superman acted against the United States.

It became the end of “truth, justice, and the American way,” for DC Comics.

Action Comics #987 by Dan Jurgens, Viktor Bogdanovic, Jonathan Glapion, Jay Leisten and Mike Spicer, goes on sale today, September 13.

 

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Al Franken Calls Pro-Life Organization A ‘Hate Group’

Minnesota senator and former SNL funny man Al Franken recently referred to the pro-life organization Alliance Defending Freedom as a “hate group.”

LifeNews reports that during a confirmation hearing for Amy Coney Barrett, the Notre Dame law professor who was subjected to a religious litmus test by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein last week, Franken questioned Barrett’s association with Alliance Defending Freedom, which he referred to as a “hate group.” He cited the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as his source: the SPLC has called the ADF an “anti-LGBT hate group” because it supports traditional marriage.

Franken accused Barrett of being “irresponsible” and using “bad judgment” for accepting an opportunity to teach as part of a fellowship program with ADF before properly vetting their “hate group” status.

“I mean, this is a group that fights against equal treatment of LGBT people; this is a group which calls for the sterilization of transgender people abroad,” Franken falsely asserted.

ADF spokeswoman Kerri Kupec debunked this smear tactic in an interview with The Daily Signal, saying that Franken simply repeated the Southern Poverty Law Center’s slander against ADF’s international affiliate and that they would “never condone government-compelled sterilization, as he alleged.”

“I question your judgment,” Franken said. “The root word of judgment is a judge.”

“I gather that the SPLC’s designation of ADF as a hate group is controversial,” Barrett shot back. “I didn’t learn about that until more recently. But, again, that was not my experience with the Blackstone program.”

The ADF has since shot back against Franken castigating them as a “hate group.” Michael Farris, president and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom, said in a press release, “it is deeply regrettable that Sen. Franken i­­­­­­s misinformed about our work on behalf of religious freedom.”

“There is a real danger of conflating genuine hate groups, like the Ku Klux Klan, with mainstream religious beliefs that are shared by millions of Americans and people from all walks of life across the world,” he said, adding, “As a member of Congress, Sen. Franken needs to fact-check before parroting discredited attacks by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a once-proud civil rights organization that is now a left-wing smear machine known to incite violence.”

Labeling such organizations as a hate group has incited violence in the past. In 2012, a gunman nearly massacred members of the Family Research Council in Washington after the SPLC designated them a hate group for promoting traditional moral values, placing them alongside the KKK. The SPLC also put former Presidential candidate Ben Carson on their hate list for some bizarre reason until backlash forced them to take it down.

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Seattle’s Minimum Wage Increase Resulted In Restaurants Being Less Clean

A new study has determined that the higher minimum wage in Seattle doesn’t just have a negative impact on jobs, it also has a negative impact on restaurants’ hygiene.

The study, conducted by professors from Indiana University, Ball State University, and Villanova University, measured the effects of the minimum wage each time Seattle increased it and concluded that every dollar increase in the minimum wage resulted in total health code violations increasing by 6.3%.

The reason: a higher minimum wage results in higher costs for restaurants, but they don’t want consumers to bear the brunt of the cost through higher prices, so they resort to reducing hours for employees while increasing the amount of work required for these employees, thus taking away from the attention necessary for hygiene.

Most of the increases in health codes are more minor violations, known as blue-code violations, rather than red-code violations, which would result in restaurants being shut down altogether. But blue-code violations do affect public health, as they constitute “things like – insect, rodents, animals, employee cleanliness and hygiene; toilet facilities – whether they were properly constructed, supplied and cleaned; the garbage has been properly disposed of,” according to co-author Srikant Devaraj.

National Public Radio (NPR) Social Science Correspondent Shankar Vedantam cautioned that the study didn’t necessarily suggest that these health code violations would continue in the long run:

It could be that over five years, this is going to look very different as the effects of the minimum wage shakeout. It could also be this is the effect of raising the minimum wage.

And one implication is if cities are going to raise the minimum wage, one thing they might want to do is step up inspections of these more minor violations because you can expect that businesses that face higher costs might sometimes seek to cut corners.

This is all just basic economics: wages are the cost of labor. If that cost of labor artificially increases, then companies have to offset costs elsewhere. That’s why a study in June found that Seattle’s $13 minimum wage resulted in a decline of $1,500 in income for employees earning lower wages.

The fact is that a higher minimum wage only benefits leftist politicians who use it as a means to pontificate about how they care about the little guy, even though it’s the little guy who bears the brunt of the minimum wage increase, whether it’s higher prices, less income or poorer hygiene from restaurants.

H/T: Washington Free Beacon

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