At first glance, nothing differentiates Vernetta Robinzine from passers-by in the Beverly neighborhood on Chicago’s Far South Side. On a recent evening, like most people on a workday, she donned business casual attire with a loose, bright blouse. But her daily wardrobe includes something unseen that gives her confidence.
Robinzine, 51, is a gun owner with a concealed carry license. Since she received her permit in late spring, she carries her firearm wherever she goes.
“It’s like a part of me now,” Robinzine said with the smile.
Data show Robinzine is part of a burgeoning group in Cook County: black women obtaining concealed carry permits. Since Illinois began issuing licenses in 2014, the number of African-American women receiving a permit in Cook County has grown every year.
It is sad in a sense to realize that the best cheerleaders for Concealed Carry in Chicago have been Mayor Rham Emmanuel, the Gun Control Elites who pontificate about being unarmed while under the protection of bodyguards and the slow collapse of civilized society in the city.
That Chicago Black women have decided to quit believing in the beatitudes of the local government and decided to become their own first responders is not only something to celebrate, but also is a warning klaxon to the local politicians who will not understand what is going on.
Who knows? Maybe in 10 or 15 years Chicago will have an opposite political map.
Here is to positive change.
Hat tip Mark C.
(PS: That was not to be the final title, but I pulled the trigger too early. It looks stupid because it is stupid 🙂 )