Let's pump those numbers up!

Via The Truth About Guns: 

John Lott has released a new report that has a lot of bad news for the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex. His research shows that 7.14% of Americans now have concealed carry licenses. Incredibly, that number has exploded 273% since 2007. Clearly more and more Americans vote with their wallets when it comes to guns and gun ownership.

Without a doubt, the surge in carry permits further shows Americans continue to embrace the benefits of gun ownership.  The trend follows the massive growth in overall gun purchases that took off when President Obama took office.

All of this spells bad news for Shannon Watts, Michael Bloomberg and other gun-grabbing elites on the wrong side of freedom, liberty and civil rights.

Not only that, but the growth sector in license holders isn’t among old fat white guys. Women, African-Americans and Asians represent the fastest growing subsets of applicants. After all, you can’t abuse a woman who shoots back. Armed blacks experience less discrimination. And armed gays don’t get bashed. Most law enforcement officers like carry permit holders, too.

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