The Founders’ Second Amendment Hits #1 Law, #12 History, #26 Nonfiction at

Although developments are changing rapidly, as an update to the Second Amendment Book Bomb, our book The Founders’ Second Amendment: Origins of the Rights to Bear Arms, by Independent Institute Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, has skyrocketed to the following category rankings at

#1: Law
#1: Civil Rights and Liberties
#1: Constitutions
#1: Constitutional Law
#1: Revolutionary and Founding History
#12: History
#11: Professional and Technical
#26: Nonfiction (all)

The book has soared to an overall ranking of #139 at and #102 at Barnes&

Launched on Bill of Rights Day (December 15), the Second Amendment Book Bomb is urging people to pledge to purchase copies of the book and launch constitutional rights to the top of national book bestseller lists in order to communicate the importance of the Bill of Rights’ Second Amendment for the protection of liberty. So far, we have received 783 pledges.

As a result, we are closing in on reaching our goal and with your pledge to buy the book, we can:

  • Make The Founders’ Second Amendment #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.
  • Make The Founders’ Second Amendment a #1 bestseller on
  • Make The Founders’ Second Amendment a #1 bestseller on
  • Make The Founders’ Second Amendment a #1 bestseller on

In addition to buying a copy for yourself, please consider buying additional copies for family members, friends, associates at work, community leaders, schools, libraries, journalists, policymakers, and others to use in order to educate others on the ideas behind the Second Amendment. Then, please help spread the word!

David J. Theroux is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Institute and Publisher of the quarterly journal, The Independent Review.
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