THE GREAT NEW ORLEANS GUN GRAB
Author: Gordon Hutchinson
Publisher: Louisiana Sportsman, Nov 2007
Tells the story of New Orleans residents who legally defied mandatory evacuation orders to protect their property, & who were subsequently beaten, harassed & robbed of their guns by the very civil authority that was funded & charged to protect them. Illus; 8x6 inches, 224 pgs.
Aug. 29, 2005, was a day no American will ever forget. When Hurricane Katrina, one of the five-strongest storms ever to build in the Atlantic Basin, slammed into the city of New Orleans, her towering storm surge tested the limits of the flood walls and levees protecting one of America's largest cities. The surge would find them lacking. As the city filled and drowned, it descended into mass hysteria and anarchy, and within hours became a place that would reveal to Americans whether their Constitution had any more value than the frayed, fragile, brown parchment on which it is written. As looters and thugs took over, the city's leaders turned their crosshairs and iron sights toward the lawful, gun-toting citizens who sought nothing more than to defend themselves from the marauding hordes. In what proved to be the greatest real-life test of the Second Amendment in American history, America failed miserably.
"Hutchinson and Masson have nailed it. 'The Great New Orleans Gun Grab' is a blistering indictment of everything that went wrong before, during and especially after the hurricane. It's all here, the incompetence, misconduct and abuse of authority; everything that should make American citizens shudder." --Dave Workman
"An infuriating, fascinating and terrifying tale of good citizens victimized by criminal gangs and a criminal local government. After you read this book, you will know the deadly danger of believing, 'It can't happen here.'" --David B. Kopel
"A compelling story that needs to be told so Americans never forget. This book exposes the abuse of authority and the order to go door to door, confiscating firearms from law-abiding citizens at a time when they needed them most. ... A human drama of what will happen if we let it." --Ginny Simone
About the Author:
Gordon Hutchinson graduated from Louisiana State University, and served as an airborne infantry officer with the 82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam era. A firearms writer and shooting sports columnist for decades, he also worked as a law-enforcement officer. Hutchinson lives on a farm outside Baton Rouge with his wife Mary and four horses. His first book, The Quest and the Quarry, was chosen as a book of the year by the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association.
A graduate of Loyola University, Todd Masson is a multiple award-winning writer and editor of Louisiana Sportsman, Mississippi Sportsman, North Carolina Sportsman and South Carolina Sportsman magazines. He is also a radio show host, and is the author of "Specks: Louisiana s top 10 trout destinations, and exactly how to fish them year-round." Masson is a native of Metairie, La., where he currently resides.