What if someone in the Aurora theatre would have been armed?
What if a teacher in Newtown had been carrying a concealed weapon? At the Riverside Church Massacre…someone was.
Josh Sackett never intended to kill anyone. His deep belief in America’s Second Amendment drove him to get his concealed carry permit. His passionate desire to protect his family demanded that he carry a pistol. Over time, it became a habit, almost an afterthought, like carrying a cell phone for most people.
It was a Sunday like any other. Josh Sackett took his family to the popular Riverside Church, nestled along the banks of the Iowa River. His children were in their Sunday school classes. His wife and older daughter worshipped at his side. Life was sweet. That’s when it happened.
Gunshots in the lobby ripped through the melody and exploded into Josh’s mind. He didn’t think. He reacted the way he’d always hoped he would. He left his seat in the sanctuary and drew his weapon. Gun in hand, Josh Sackett entered the lobby and faced death in the form of an armed man dressed in black. Mercy Shot is an in your face account of what happens when a citizen is put in an awful situation. Kill or be killed. How would you react? Josh Sackett knows the answer to that question.
Nine-one-one calls cry out for help. Within minutes, bloody pictures hit the internet. Phones vibrate in the pockets of local and national political figures. The eyes of the nation focus in to view the horror. Like driving by an accident, you don’t want to look, but you do. Sadly, the images aren’t as shocking as they once were. Both sides of the gun control debate jockey for position. Blood demands action. The sound of gunfire dissipates as the real gun-fight has only just begun.
Mercy Shot is ripped straight from the current headlines of today. The national debate rages on with true-to-life characters arguing both sides on TV, radio, and blogs. Josh is a hero to some, a villain to others. His life and future hang in the balance and a court of law.
Mercy Shot will make you laugh, cry, and shake your head in frustration. It’s a grass-roots story of how national issues impact real lives on a local level. Political powers clash in an epic struggle waged in cyberspace, as well as, the courtroom. The battle is not really about guns, but over the very soul of America.
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