Guard shot at Family Research Council headquarters
A man opened fire inside a conservative Christian lobbying group’s headquarters Wednesday, wounding a security guard, and authorities said the gunman was carrying extra ammunition and information related to Chick-fil-A, which has become a public symbol of opposition to gay marriage.
The incident began about 10:45 a.m., officials said, when the man walked into the lobby of the Family Research Council and muttered something. When a security guard confronted him, the man opened fire with a 9-millimeter pistol and hit the guard in the arm, a senior law enforcement official told The Times. Several people helped the guard wrestle the gunman to the ground and disarm him.
When the FBI took the suspect into custody, he hadChick-fil-A « materials » and ammunition in his backpack, the senior law enforcement official said. Gay rights groups have called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A because its chief executive took a public stance against gay marriage, and the Family Research Council has supported Chick-fil-A.
The Associated Press reported that the suspect was Floyd Corkins II, 28, of Herndon, Va. The AP also reported that Corkins had volunteered for a local gay rights group.
Un militant de gauche est responsable d’une fusillade dans un think tank conservateur et personne, n’en parle dans les médias. Au moment d’écrire ce billet, toujours rien de la part de Richard Hétu.
Imaginez l’inverse, imaginez un militant du tea party qui serait responsable d’une fusillade dans un think tank de gauche… Cette nouvelle serait partout et Richard Hétu aurait probablement des ampoules sur les doigts à force d’écrire des billets pour vomir sa haine de la droite…