Self-defense report cheered by Second Amendment advocates

While the Obama administration has been working fast, furiously, and surreptitiously to limit Second Amendment rights, Americans have been busy exercising those rights in record numbers.  In 2011 the FBI ran 16,454,951 firearm background checks, an increase of over 2 million, or 14.2%, versus 2010 (and 29.5% more than in 2008).  The number of such checks in the month of December 2011 alone, 1,862,327, was 22% higher than the next highest month on record.   The trend appears to be holding.  In January 2012, FBI firearm background checks totaled 1,377,301 -- more than any previous January on record.  During the past ten years, the Bureau has conducted 114.8 million firearm background checks. The right of law-abiding citizens to bear arms is essential to liberty on both a micro and macro level.  One of the fundamental reasons for that right is self-defense.  As the saying goes, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.  That's not a...(Read Full Post)