Interview with Author David Harsanyi - The History of Guns in America


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Today on "Right in DC" I am excited to have David Harsanyi as my guest. He is a senior editor at The Federalist, where one of my good friends Mollie Hemingway also works, and he's a nationally syndicated columnist. He is also the author of four books, including his most recent book published in October 2018 called, “First Freedom: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the Gun.” In this interview, David and focus on his latest book and we discuss: • Why he wrote the book • Why those most opposed to guns are the least knowledgeable about the history and technical aspects of guns • Why he started off the book with the story of David and Goliath • Why having space between you and your attacker or enemy is important • The history of the development of the gun in America and the technical challenges • Why it took a long time for the military to adopt a better gun • The differences between hunting in Europe versus hunting in the New World and West toward the frontier • The German-Americans in the 1700s and their role in the development of a big jump in firearm technology in America • Annie Oakley, an amazing sharpshooter and advocate for women owning firearms • How the National Rifle Association developed • The technological advancement of guns since the Civil War • HIs favorite gun and why he is more interested in the inventors • What surprised him most when writing his book His book is available at book stores and at Amazon in hardcover, Kindle or Audio CD. Find more about David: Twitter: @DavidHarsanyi - Gayle's Website: Twitter: @gayletrotter Support Gayle's Podcasts:

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