First Freedom



⇒  LISTEN to David discuss First Freedom on The Federalist Radio Hour with Ben Domenech.

 READ David French’s review of First Freedom in National Review.

 WATCH David talk to Tucker Carlson about First Freedom on Fox News.

⇒ LISTEN to a conversation about First Freedom with Glenn Beck(starts at 32 minutes).

LISTEN to the Reason magazine podcast with Nick Gillespie. 

LISTEN to The Federalist podcast on the five most important guns in America with Mollie Hemingway

LISTEN to a conversation with Rob Bluey and Ginny Montalbano at The Daily Signal.

LISTEN to a discussion about First Freedom on the National Review’s ‘Bookmonger’ podcast. 

 WATCH the interview with Cam Edwards on NRATV.

 LISTEN to interview with GunTalk with Tom Gresham.


“David Harsanyi does Americans a service: he spells out in comprehensive, fascinating detail just how firearms are part of the American story — and why they should continue to be seen as a crucial centerpiece ensuring American liberty. A must-read!” ―Ben Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of The People vs. Barack Obama and syndicated radio talk show host.

“David Harsanyi has shown the truth at the heart of our modern gun debate better than any other current author.” —  David French, Senior Fellow, National Review Institute, Senior Writer at National Review.

“A captivating and comprehensive journey of our country’s relationship with the gun, from colonial times to the present. When you finish you’ll thoroughly understand the importance of guns to America’s history and the indispensability of the Second Amendment to our precious liberties.” ―David Limbaugh, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Crimes Against Liberty

“In First Freedom, Harsanyi is almost unparalleled in his clarity and adherence to principle, but that doesn’t stop him from providing us with a rollicking and engaging read.” ―Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist and Fox News contributor 

“Harsanyi explodes one myth after another about the history of guns.” – John R. Lott, Claremont Review of Books

“David Harsanyi is one of the American’s most dedicated defenders of liberty and is such a happy warrior, he’s like Genghis Khan on Prozac.” ―Jonah Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Suicide of the West

“[A] briskly paced journey through four centuries of history, Harsanyi explains how American culture and civilization are, and always have been, inextricably linked to the ownership and use of firearms.” – Kyle Sammin, National Review Online

“[A] fantastic new book. Great research + great storytelling + very well-written” – Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of 18 novels .

“Outstanding and highly recommended.” – Peter Schweizer, New York Times best-selling author.

“David Harsanyi understands what guns have meant to us.” — American Spectator

First Freedom (hardcover edition) clarifications and correction.

David Harsanyi is a senior writer at National Review, a nationally syndicated columnist (contact Creators Syndicate here if you would like to carry David’s column in your publication), and author of four books. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Weekly Standard, New York Post, RealClearPolitics, Reason, USA Today, and numerous other publications. He has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News and dozens of radio talk shows across the country.

He will probably appear on your show, as well, if you email him at dharsanyimail(at)

You can follow him on Twitter @davidharsanyi.