Katie Pavlich

This year Black Friday shoppers exercised their Second Amendment Right more than ever as firearms sales jumped 32 percent from last year, posting a new record in firearms sales.

US firearms sales reached a record 129,166 during last week's Black Friday that kicked off the holiday shopping season, a 32 percent increase from the previous all-time high, officials said.

Part of the increase was attributed to a growing number of first-time buyers who are purchasing firearms for protection, while more women are engaging in sport shooting and hunting.

"There also is a burgeoning awakening of the American public that they do have a constitutional right to own guns," National Shooting Sports Foundation spokesman Larry Keane told the newspaper.

He said 25 percent of the purchases are usually made by first-time buyers, including many women.

With shows like Top Shot, Sons of Guns, American Guns and more bringing in huge ratings with tons of views, the increase is no surprise. Besides, what's better than getting a new gun for Christmas? I know it's always on my wish list.

Katie Pavlich

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