What Is Xavier Reading?
It is odd that many gun owners still refuse to believe the reality of the US 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.
Last night, I pored through the introduction and first chapter before I had to put the book down to get some much needed sleep. I was not at all surprised to find the first chapter to be Ashton O'Dwyer's tale of survival. Ashton lives in one of the antebellum mansions on St. Charles Street. He spoke for thousands when he went on national television and said "Treat me with benign neglect! Get out of my neighborhood, get out of my life, get out of my ******* city!" Ashton was living a resolute existence of survival at the time. To help preserve his sanity, with black humor, he proclaimed his property sovereign, the territory of the Duchy of Kilnamanagh, seceding from the United States as Peter Sellers had in "The Mouse that Roared". On the fateful morning of September 19, 2005, Ashton O'Dwyer drove to Baton Rouge to file the first Katrina related class action lawsuit against Governor Kathleen Blanco, Mayor Ray Nagin, and New Orleans Police Superintendent Eddie Compass. Then he drove back to his home on St. Charles Street.
The wild proclamations from his driveway made Ashton the media darling of the hurricane. The lawsuit brought him the attention of those in power. Most people who saw Ashton O'Dwyer broadcast around the world on CNN never knew what happened next.....Until now. Ashton O'Dwyer was taken into custody, caged like a dog, pepper sprayed, and shotgunned multiple times in the groin with beanbag rounds.
Obstinate and unswayed, Mr. O'Dwyer remained in New Orleans. Today he represents other confiscation and eviction victims. Tonight, I move on to the next chapter, the next victim.......
"The Great New Orleans Gun Grab - Descent Into Anarchy" by Gordon Hutchinson & Todd Masson is available from Louisiana Publishing, The Louisiana Conservative or Amazon.com for $19.95