I'm the author of the ASHFALL three-and-a-half-ology: ASHFALL, ASHEN WINTER, SUNRISE, and DARLA'S STORY.
I felt like this short story was over the top politically, even though I generally agree with the points it makes. It's more effective to show the world you're writing about and let the reader make up his/her own mind than to beat us over the head with a political agenda. It also was so reminiscent of the recent WDBJ shootings that reading it made me a bit queasy. It's well-written and quite well-edited for a self-published work. I only noticed one error--a taught/taut homophone mistake. I'm certainly not sad that I spent 99 cents and forty minutes of my time on it, but I can't recommend it wholeheartedly, either.