Family Research Council Guard Stops Gunman – Update

G Street Near FRC Headquarters

 

Update: The shooter was a volunteer a the community center for a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. The suspect’s name, according to CBS News is Floyd Corkins II of Herndon, Va.

The LGBT center said Corkins is kind, gentle and unassuming. No doubt, he only wanted to murder people he disagreed with.

Original Story: Another liberal assault on conservatives? How would the liberal media handle this if the situation were the reverse?

A security guard for a conservative Christian group, Family Research Council, was shot in the arm this morning. The guard wrestled the shooter to the ground. Thankfully, the security guard is okay and he’s recuperating at a hospital. The guard is a hero.

The FBI is investigating it as a possible act of domestic terrorism. The FBI does not know the shooter’s mental state or his motives until they investigate further.

The Family Research Council advocates conservative positions on social issues and strongly opposes gay marriage and abortion. The President, Tony Perkins has been an outspoken supporter of  Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy’s public stand against same-sex marriage, which made the fast-food chain a flashpoint in the nation’s culture wars. The Cathy family foundation has funded the Family Research Council.

The guard was a hero who stopped the gunman from opening fire on the conservative crowd.

Report by Fox News

The suspect “made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard,” a source told Fox News. WJLA-TV7 reported the suspect was also shot.

Sources also said the gunman may have been carrying a bag from Chick-fil-A, the embattled fast-food restaurant whose president came under fire from gay activists after he said he did not agree with same-sex marriage.

Sources told Fox News that after the guard took away his gun, the suspect said, “Don’t shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for.”

To their credit, NBC and WaPo reported the story accurately.

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Sara Noble

Sara Noble

Sara Noble, B.A. English Literature, St. John's University; M.S. Education, M.A. Administration, Hofstra University. World traveler. Worked with children as a teacher and school administrator for three decades. Published in educational journals, children's mystery magazines, and was an editor at This Week Magazine. I am devoted to an America that promotes free enterprise and ingenuity, values the Constitution as intended, and does not encourage a nanny state under the casuistic banner of "the common good". 

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