• Mercy Shot

    What if someone in the Aurora theatre would have been armed?

    Haven’t we all asked that question? It boils the carry argument down to the simplest form. I’m of the belief someone carrying a weapon in that situation would’ve dramatically changed the outcome of the entire event. I believe there would be fewer dead if a responsibly armed citizen had been munching popcorn that night in Colorado. Others disagree. They’re allowed to disagree, but they’re wrong.

    What if one soldier at Fort Hood would’ve had a sidearm?

    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 tore through the melody and exploded into Josh’s mind. He didn’t think. He reacted the way he’d always hoped he would. Gun in hand, Josh left the sanctuary and came face-to-face with death. 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. 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 media personalities, politicians, and power players of the twenty-four hour news cycle. 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.

    What are people saying…

    “Mercy Shot is a riveting, modern tale of the twisted and insidious war that’s being waged against our Second Amendment rights. S.C. Sherman does a great job of forecasting in this timely tome of how things could possibly go down. My advice is to a.)Read this book and b.) Buy a stack of guns and ammo, pretty damn quick. Molon Labe. –Doug Giles, CEO of ClashDaily.com

    “A page turner that does a good job of laying out an all-too (sadly) plausible scenario in today’s world of treacherous anti-liberty politics.” –Steve Deace, Nationally Syndicated Radio Host 

    “As a Professional Firearms Instructor the title and subject had me curious from the opening chapter. With the many familiar places(Iowa City, IA) where the story unwinds it quickly drew me in on a personal level. It is a story about Trust, Love, Faith, and Family and I couldn’t put it down until the end.” –Steve Hensyel, Hawkeye Firearms Instruction

    Get your signed copy of Mercy Shot at scsherman.com and pick up the Amazon for Kindle or paper back versions here.

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    S.C. Sherman

    Senior Editor

    Steve Sherman is an author, popular radio commentator, and former Iowa House candidate. His articles have appeared nationally in both print and online for Townhall, Human Events, Clash Daily, Washington Times, Washington Examiner, Red Alert Politics, Forbes, NRATV and others. All of his novels including his most recent tome, Lone Wolf Canyon, a modern day western that infuriates the left and all "Snowflakes," are available here.

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