17 November 2007

New Book on NOLA Gun Grab A Must Buy

When I attended the 2007 Gun Rights Policy Conference last month, one of the most powerful presentations came from the author of a new book just out. Gordon Hutchinson had everyone spellbound as he discussed the activities of law enforcement personnel -- many from out of state -- who descended upon the bealeagured Crescent City "to help out" in the wake of the devastating Hurricane Katrina.

What resulted was a breakdown in civil liberties heretofore unseen in this nation as hundreds of otherwise law-abiding people were forcibly disarmed, their legally owned firearms confiscated, many of these guns later thrown into bayous or kept by a few bad-apple cops, with the majority locked in a couple of mobile homes kept by the city. It took lawsuits to get the city to first admit they had disarmed people, and later to admit they still had guns. Even today, the city of New Orleans is stalling attempts by residents to reclaim their lawfully owned personal property.

I can't stress enough how much of a scandal was created by the actions of some rogue law enforcement officers (note: not all police took part in these illegal activities) under orders from out-of-their league New Orleans city officials. NRA videos about the New Orleans situation are bad enough to watch. But to hear Mr. Hutchinson's description of what took place minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, left me with what I can only describe as one of the most sickening feelings in the pit of my stomach I have ever experienced when we consider the future of America's gun rights, and the rights of generations to come. Rights that MUST be protected.

I plan to buy his book as a Christmas present for myself. I strongly urge you to consider doing the same.

1 comment:

Shootist said...


I just did a google search on the book, and came up with your blog--Thank you sir for the kind words, not only about the book, but also about my rather nervous presentation at the Gun Rights Conference. I was on Tom Gresham's radio show, "Gun Talk," today, and the Amazon rating just shot up by this evening. The book is now starting to reach the public--the publisher got the first of what we hope will be many runs early last week, and began shipping to the folks that had ordered it.

I really appreciate your talking the book up on your blog--it's getting excellent reviews now that it is getting out, and people are outraged once they find out what really happened in New Orleans.

Incidentally, while attending the conference, I stayed in Columbus (actually in Dublin) with a good friend, former Army buddy Phil Kabealo.

Thanks for your kind words and encouragement.

Gordon Hutchinson