The figures are truly astounding.

almost 5 times as many women as men got new carry permits last year

The number of carry permits issued nationwide continues to skyrocket.  As a percentage, almost 5 times as many women as men got new carry permits last year.  Minorities are also arming themselves as a means of protection on some of America’s most dangerous streets.  Black Americans, especially black women, are leading the surge in permits.  We spent some time on the issue during our weekly firearms update on Top Story: