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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Louisiana Publishing (November 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970981333
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970981332
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,020,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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.


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Customer Reviews

The stories are well told and the writing is excellent.
Chris Bird
The banditry after Hurricane Katrina is well known as is the incompetance of most of the local officials.
John B. Macqueen
Reading it will get you mad like it did me but it's something we all need to know.
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46 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Joseph S. Johnston on November 25, 2007
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This book details the ILLEGAL theft and seizure of firearms from law abiding citizens of the New Orleans area after Katrina, as ordered by Ray Nagin and Eddie Compass.
If you think the Second Amendment protects you, think again! When people like Nagin are in charge it is just a scrap of paper. Thank God the federal courts stepped in.

As a member of law enforcement, I am shocked and ashamed by what happened. Everyone should read this book to see how far an out of control government can go---which is the very reason the Founders wrote the Second Amendment.

I have praise for the writers for bringing this to our attention.

Joseph S. Johnston
Mobile, Alabama
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Xavier Breath on November 29, 2007
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It is odd that many gun owners still refuse to believe the reality of the U.S. Constitution being raped on the streets of New Orleans and the surrounding areas in the days after hurricane Katrina. If you have a gun owner friend in denial, this book is a most illuminating Christmas gift. Many gun owners say "It could never happen here." Guess what.......It did. This book dispels a lot of the Rambo vote from the rooftops chest beating, and places the reader directly into the reality of confiscations.

If you are a gun owner, intrested in preserving the U.S. Constitution as written, or even just ambivalent, you must read this book. You will be ambivalent no more.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Chris Bird on June 16, 2008
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It Not Only Could Happen Here, It Did

By
Chris Bird

To those head-in-the-sand people who say mass gun confiscations couldn't happen in America, a new book is the perfect response. The Great New Orleans Gun Grab: Descent into Anarchy details the appalling story of how, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, law enforcement officers in New Orleans took legally owned firearms from residents who had committed no crime.
These confiscations took place in blatant disregard for the U.S. and Louisiana constitutions at a time when New Orleans police were providing little or no service or protection for residents of the Crescent City.
The book was written by Gordon Hutchinson and Todd Masson and is published by Louisiana Publishing, Inc. Hutchinson was an officer with the 82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam era and is now a firearms writer and shooting sports columnist. Masson is an award winning writer and editor for Louisiana Sportsman and several other outdoor magazines.
I recounted in detail one of the stories of survival that came out of New Orleans and touched on some of the gun confiscations in one chapter of my book, Thank God I Had a Gun. But the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina deserved a book of its own and The Great New Orleans Gun Grab is it. The stories are well told and the writing is excellent. I particularly liked the details of the people and neighborhoods involved in each incident. However, it is difficult for a gun owner to read the book without getting angry at the criminal behavior of those who were sworn to uphold the law.
The stories include:
* A lawyer disarmed and arrested supposedly for public intoxication at his home then pepper sprayed and repeatedly shot with beanbag rounds while in custody.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By JKimball on January 10, 2008
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This book is an important documentation of the atrocities committed by lawless looters and lawless lawmen in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. It is a real reminder of the fragility of civilized society and evidence of the tenuousness of our civil liberties. It is a damning testimony against the authorities in New Orleans and a warning to all Americans of the reality of the possibility of a speedy descent into anarchy right here in the good ol' US of A.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Frank Pierce on January 22, 2008
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Being from Louisiana this story was especially meaningful. Not many people knew how low New Orleans sunk after the storms. The anarchy and chaos was only overshadowed by the ineptitude of the local officials. Thanks for the regular Army who saved the day, and the city. Funny, but as I type this the National Guard is STILL there!
Great book and a must read for all Americans.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. Hellwig on January 20, 2008
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This book was well written and documented. If you have any doubts what people and politicians are capable of doing during an emergency, this book will dispel those doubts. Good and evil are both on display here. The true American spirit of independence and self-sufficiency are evident. As is the power hungry nature of those in power. The effects of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans is a dark stain on our country in more ways than one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Paul Campbell on February 27, 2008
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While not a gun person myself, I recommend this book highly for people to see how their local forces might behave in such a situation. I would never suggest that all police forces are like the New Orleans P.D. - so I guess what happened isn't a huge surprise - but it's a chilling reminder of what might happen because it did happen during Katrina.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Newburn on April 21, 2008
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This book was a frightening but must read for all who value their Second Amendment rights. The authors explain in shocking detail how the rights of numerous law-abiding citizens in New Orleans and the surrounding area were shamelessly violated by law enforcement personnel in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And, even after the NRA filed a lawsuit against New Orleans, the city fathers still haven't learned their lesson as they have already promised to do it again should a similar situation arise.
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