First Freedom: A Ride Through Americas Enduring History With The Gun

First Freedom: A Ride Through America's Enduring History With The Gun


From “one of America’s smartest political writers” (Glenn Beck) comes a fascinating and accessible history of the United States’ unique and enduring relationship with guns, for fans of Chris Kyle’s American Gun.

For America, the gun is a story of innovation, power, violence, character, and freedom.

From the founding of the nation to the pioneering of the West, from the freeing of the slaves to the urbanization of the twentieth century, our country has had a complex and lasting relationship with firearms. Now, in First Freedom, nationally syndicated columnist and veteran writer David Harsanyi explores the ways in which firearms have helped preserve our religious, economic, and cultural institutions for over two centuries. From Samuel Colt’s early entrepreneurism to the successful firearms technology that helped make the United States a superpower, the gun is inextricably tied to our exceptional rise.

In the vein of popular histories like Salt and Seabiscuit, Harsanyi takes you on a captivating and thrilling ride of Second Amendment history that demonstrates why guns are not only an integral part of America’s past, but also an essential part of its future.


  • 001 FirstFreedom Title
    Duration: 17s
  • 002 FirstFreedom Prologue
    Duration: 19min
  • 003 FirstFreedom Part1Chapter1
    Duration: 17min
  • 004 FirstFreedom Chapter2
    Duration: 32min
  • 005 FirstFreedom Chapter3
    Duration: 30min
  • 006 FirstFreedom Chapter4
    Duration: 31min
  • 007 FirstFreedom Chapter5
    Duration: 26min
  • 008 FirstFreedom Chapter6
    Duration: 15min
  • 009 FirstFreedom Chapter7
    Duration: 22min
  • 010 FirstFreedom Chapter8
    Duration: 30min
  • 011 FirstFreedom Chapter9
    Duration: 50min
  • 012 FirstFreedom Ch10
    Duration: 22min
  • 013 FirstFreedom Ch11
    Duration: 23min
  • 014 FirstFreedom Ch12
    Duration: 27min
  • 015 FirstFreedom Ch13
    Duration: 26min
  • 016 FirstFreedom Ch14
    Duration: 23min
  • 017 FirstFreedom Ch15
    Duration: 18min
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    Duration: 42min
  • 019 FirstFreedom Ch17
    Duration: 27min
  • 020 FirstFreedom Ch18
    Duration: 21min
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    Duration: 20min
  • 022 FirstFreedom Ch20
    Duration: 26min
  • 023 FirstFreedom Ch21
    Duration: 36min
  • 024 FirstFreedom Conclusion
    Duration: 31min
  • 025 FirstFreedom Glossary
    Duration: 08min
  • 026 FirstFreedom Credits
    Duration: 33s