Bard and Book Publishing Releases Anthony Horvath's LAW ABIDING CITIZEN
Law Abiding Citizen is a modern day story that asks, "What happens to a town when a man with a gun refuses to stop another man with a gun from killing people, just because it was against the law to bring the gun on school property?"
Sheldon Knapp was caught in a photograph calling 9-11 with a gun in his hand, while a vicious gunman enters the school behind him. Initially regarded as a hero, the accolades turn into contempt, as people begin saying that he could have, and should have, done more.
Sheldon Knapp's defense: He is a law abiding citizen.
Horvath discusses the purpose of the story, "The story doesn't have an agenda. It is an exploration of certain moral issues that arise when thinking about such topics. The implicit question asked by the story is whether or not a principle is any good if you're not going to take it to its logical end, or if you would blame someone who takes your own principle, and acts on it. The format of the story needles the media, which honestly is where I find these inconsistencies and hypocrisies on display the most."