Breaking: Guard shot at Family Research Council headquarters Update: Report shooter said ‘It was about what this place stands for.’ Update: Romney ‘appalled…There is no place for such violence.’ Update: Suspect ID’d as Floyd Corkins of Virginia Update: Found with Chick-fil-A materials? Update: Obama responds

posted at 12:15 pm on August 15, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Simply horrible:

A security guard was shot in in the arm late Wednesday morning inside an office building near the heart of Chinatown in Northwest Washington, police say.

The shooting took place either near or at the offices of the Family Research Council, which is located at 801 G Street, about a block west of the Verizon Center. Police have a suspect in custody. ….

The guard is conscious and breathing.

LifeNews reports that another person was also shot:

Two people, including a security guard, were reportedly shot this morning at the headquarters of the pro-life group Family Research Council.

According to information provided to LifeNews from a Washington pro-life source, a man posing as an intern shot the guard at the FRC office located at 801 G Street, NW.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins confirmed the security officer was shot and said in a statement, “The police are investigating this incident. Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.”

No word yet on motive, but obviously we’ll be closely following this story.  Stay tuned for updates — and be careful about making assumptions.  We’ve seen the media do that too often in other cases only to have it turn out that the perpetrator is a random lunatic.

Update: From the same LifeNews link:

According to a Fox News report: “A suspect walked in and started yelling about things they (FRC) supported & opened fire.”

Just bear in mind that the first hour or so after an incident provides more confusion than clarity to everyone outside of the investigation.

Update II: From Politico, the police are not making any statements on motive, other than to say that they haven’t yet ascertained it:

Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Officer Araz Alali confirmed to POLITICO that one security guard, an adult male, was shot in the arm at approximately 10:50 a.m. and was conscious and breathing after the shooting. He was transported to a local hospital.

Alali said one suspect is in custody in connection with the shooting and the investigation is ongoing. There is no motive in the case yet, Alali said.

The FBI is also investigation the shooting and an evidence response team is on the scene now, FBI public affairs specialist Rebecca Callahan told POLITICO. A suspect is in custody, she said, but while the investigation continues it is too early to determine the person’s connection with the FRC.

Update III: Fox News has that earlier report on line now.

Update (MKH): From the Washington Post, it looks like the security guard and several civilians worked together to subdue the shooter, thank God. The guard reportedly was shot in the arm, and is in stable condition.

A security guard at the Family Research Council was shot and wounded Wednesday morning after a scuffle in the lobby of the group’s headquarters in downtown Washington, authorities said.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the shooter walked into the lobby of the building at about 10:45 and was confronted by the security guard as if the guard was asking him where he was going.

The man then took out a gun and opened fire on the guard, Lanier said. The guard and others wrestled the man to the ground, disarmed him and waited for police, she said. The guard was then taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, the chief said.

The shooter is in FBI custody and has not yet been charged, authorities said.

“The security guard here is a hero, as far as I’m concerned,” Lanier said. ”He did his job. The person never made it past the front.”

James McJunkin, with the FBI, says they have little on the shooter:

“We don’t know enough about him or his circumstances to determine what his connection is to this group [the research council] or his mental state, or what he was doing or thinking of doing,” McJunkin said. “So we’re going to try to sort this all out, pull the evidence together, do all the interviews we can.”

Update (MKH): Todd Starnes of Fox News Radio tweets, “Just talked to FRC staffer inside building – says everyone is in state of shock — says they’ve had many threats over the years.”

Christianity Today reminds us a gunman took several hostage at FRC’s former parent group Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs in 1994.

Update (MKH): There is no mention of the shooting on either CNN’s Twitter feed or its website as of 1:52 p.m. EST. The bullpen at Townhall.com has been watching CNN coverage since the time of the shooting and has seen no mention of it. The shooting news is on MSNBC’s website.

Update (MKH): Fox News reports:

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

Update (MKH): Romney statement:

“I am appalled by the shooting today at the offices of the Family Research Council in our nation’s capital. There is no place for such violence in our society. My prayers go out to the wounded security guard and his family, as well as all the people at the Family Research Council whose sense of security has been shattered by today’s horrific events.”

Update (MKH): CNN “broke” the news of the shooting on its Twitter feed more than two hours after the shooting.

Update (MKH): WTOP reports police are searching a car in East Falls Church Metro station’s parking lot, where the suspect may have parked. That would mean he rode the Metro 10 stops before getting off near FRC’s office, at Gallery Place/Chinatown, if he parked there and came in via subway.

The man was taken into custody by the FBI and was being interviewed. Authorities haven’t released his name. WTOP confirmed the suspect may have parked at the East Falls Church Metro station.

FBI agents and Metro Police officers have blocked off part of the parking lot at East Falls Church with crime tape. Investigators are in the process of obtaining a warrant to search a car in the parking lot that they believe belongs to the shooting suspect, according to FBI Washington Field Office spokeswoman Rebecca Callahan.

Update (MKH): We have a name and age on the shooter. Brian Ross should stay far away from Google:

The suspect, a 28-year-old male from Virginia named Floyd Corkins, “made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard,” a source told Fox News.

Update (MKH): The suspect “disagreed with Family Research Council.” Let the media criticism begin. The double standard is astounding.

Update (MKH): I had seen this rumor, but the NBC affiliate in Washington seems to have nailed it down:

Authorities found two loaded magazines with 15 rounds each in the suspect’s backpack, as well as Chik-Fil-A promotional materials, NBC4′s Jackie Bensen reported. The gun was purchased legally in Virginia five days ago, NBC News’s Pete Williams reported.

Also, this security guard is sounding even more badass as the day progresses. My prayers are with him:

The shooter entered the building at 801 G Street NW at around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. He approached the front desk and said he was an intern. The guard questioned him, including asking what was in his backpack, which is when the shooter pulled a Sig Sauer 9 mm handgun from the backpack and fired at least one round, striking the guard in the arm.

Despite his injury, the guard gained control of the weapon and held it on the suspect. The security guard and others wrestled the shooter to the ground.

Update (MKH): This is the photo being cited by several blogs as a photo of Corkins, but I can’t find the original source, so a slight note of caution.

Update (MKH): Jake Tapper of ABC reports on Twitter, “i’m told the WH will have a statement on the FRC shooting, in the @PressSec gaggle.”

Update (MKH): Obama responds to FRC shooting. Press Secretary Jay Carney said he was notified of the event at 1:18 p.m.:

Obama expressed concern for a security guard that suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, professing his belief that “this type of violence has no place in our society,” per a pool report.

Which was the subject line of Mitt Romney’s 2:14 p.m. statement on this incident. Um, what he said?

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LGBT organizations release joint statement

regarding the shooting at Family Research Council (FRC)
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 – 3:30pm by GLAAD

Joint statement regarding shooting at Family Research Council (FRC) from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations

We were saddened to hear news of the shooting this morning at the offices of the Family Research Council. Our hearts go out to the shooting victim, his family, and his co-workers.

The motivation and circumstances behind today’s tragedy are still unknown, but regardless of what emerges as the reason for this shooting, we utterly reject and condemn such violence. We wish for a swift and complete recovery for the victim of this terrible incident.

Michael Adams
Executive Director, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)

Tico Almeida
President, Freedom to Work

Katie Belanger
Executive Director, Fair Wisconsin

Wayne Besen
Founding Executive Director, Truth Wins Out

A.J. Bockelman
Executive Director, PROMO

Sharon Brackett
Board Chair, Gender Rights Maryland

Carly Burton
Deputy Director, MassEquality

Dr. Eliza Byard
Executive Director, Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

Jennifer Chrisler
Executive Director, Family Equality Council

Brad Clark
Executive Director, One Colorado

R. Clarke Cooper
Executive Director, Log Cabin Republicans

Dwayne Crenshaw
Executive Director, San Diego LGBT Pride

Heather Cronk
Managing Director, GetEQUAL

Jerame Davis
Executive Director, National Stonewall Democrats

Emily Dievendorf
Director of Policy, Equality Michigan

James Esseks
Director, ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Project

Lynn A. Faria
Interim Executive Director, Empire State Pride Agenda

Jenna Frazzini
Executive Director, Basic Rights Oregon

Herndon Graddick
President, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

Chad Griffin
President, Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

Jody M. Huckaby
Executive Director, PFLAG National (Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

Mara Keisling
Executive Director, National Center of Transgender Equality

Kate Kendell
Executive Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

Abbe Land
Executive Director & CEO, The Trevor Project

Gregory Lewis
Executive Director, True Colors Fund

Ineke Mushovic
Executive Director, Movement Advancement Project

National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

Darlene Nipper
Deputy Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Donna Red Wing
Executive Director, One Iowa

Aubrey Sarvis
Executive Director, Servicemembers Legal Defense Network

Josh Seefried
Co-Director, OutServe

Peggy Shorey
Executive Director, Pride at Work

Brian Silva
Executive Director, Marriage Equality USA

Lee Swislow
Executive Director, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders

Rachel B. Tiven, Esq.
Executive Director, Immigration Equality

Chuck Wolfe
President & CEO, Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute

Evan Wolfson
President, Freedom to Marry
=============================

http://www.glaad.org/blog/lgbt-organizations-release-joint-statement-regarding-shooting-family-research-council-frc

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Out of the three most recent big-news shootings that happened, which one had only one person get shot and wasn’t even killed? Now, out of those three, which one had an armed victim?

Yeah, let’s talk about gun control

DethMetalCookieMonst on August 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

great point.

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Whoa….carrying Chick-Fil-A bag of munchies. To the left, that’s the moral equivalent of having kiddie pr0n in your possession. /

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Unless you’re a NAMBLA member. Then you can’t help yourself the same way gays are born that way, and get to march in Pride parades.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 5:53 PM

The motivation and circumstances behind today’s tragedy are still unknown, but regardless of what emerges as the reason for this shooting, we utterly reject and condemn such violence. We wish for a swift and complete recovery for the victim of this terrible incident.

Good for them for releasing that statement.

Looks like you’re on your own, Floyd. You’ll be headed to federal PMITA prison soon enough and be getting more than you bargained for.

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 5:54 PM

CNN and MSNBC have nothing on their front pages last time I checked.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 15, 2012 at 5:56 PM

…and NOT A PEEP from OBOZO or BITE-ME on this tragedy. I wonder, will they feature the shooter in one of their campaign ads?

TeaPartyNation on August 15, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Speaker John Boehner

@SpeakerBoehner

Prayers are w/injured guard, his family, & everyone at @FRCdc. DC police chief says “security officer here is a hero” – couldn’t agree more

http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/243843-rep-boehner-frc-security-officer-is-a-hero

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 5:57 PM

First!

Bishop on August 15, 2012 at 4:39 PM

A+++

Did you get a Prize?

Del Dolemonte on August 15, 2012 at 5:57 PM

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Classy & appropriate response.
Probably better than Obama’s forthcoming statement.

22044 on August 15, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Attempted (mass) murder is such a laugh riot. Glad y’all are having fun.

ConservativeLA on August 15, 2012 at 5:59 PM

“…motivations unknown?!” Bullshit, the motivations are unknown! The dude effing said he did it cause he disagreed with with the FRC! So if the FRC is a right-wing nuthouse, we can safely say that this violence was fomented by the left. Can’t we?

Well?

Can’t we?!

/crickets

gryphon202 on August 15, 2012 at 5:59 PM

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but what libfree posted today included a heavy dose of claims–and excuses and defenses for Floyd–that FRC is anti-gay in the extreme.

Maybe these gay groups are trying to cover themselves, if it turns out Floyd is gay. Maybe some in their ranks know something the MSM will never release?

Pure speculation on my part, to be sure. But I don’t recall gay groups making statements en masse in the shootings at the Sikh Temple, Aurora, and Rep. Giffords.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Pure speculation on my part, to be sure. But I don’t recall gay groups making statements en masse in the shootings at the Sikh Temple, Aurora, and Rep. Giffords.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Gay groups released a statement today because they have something to profit by it politically. Not the shooting, I mean. Releasing the statement. Ever notice how many news outlets, pudits, and gay activists are rushing to point out that “we still don’t know the motives?” Like hell we don’t…

gryphon202 on August 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Very nice, they know that this doesn’t help them. I don’t want it to hurt them either. Let there be a free exchange of ideas and beliefs be the determinant.

Cindy Munford on August 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Gay groups released a statement today because they have something to profit by it politically. Not the shooting, I mean. Releasing the statement. Ever notice how many news outlets, pudits, and gay activists are rushing to point out that “we still don’t know the motives?” Like hell we don’t…

gryphon202 on August 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM

The motive is clear, I agree. But at this point, certain groups don’t want the depths of that motive plumbed and released to the public.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:06 PM

The motive is clear, I agree. But at this point, certain groups don’t want the depths of that motive plumbed and released to the public.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:06 PM

And that, my friend, utterly infuriates me.

gryphon202 on August 15, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Pure speculation on my part, to be sure. But I don’t recall gay groups making statements en masse in the shootings at the Sikh Temple, Aurora, and Rep. Giffords.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:01 PM

well, sure, why would they. There was nothing to implicate their, or their members’, involvement in the incident. However, the location, the bag, and maybe they *might know the guy* or were tipped off by a friend about why he did this compelled them to get out in front of it.

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Hah.

Complete and total ass-covering.

If you go over to actual blogs like Truth Wins Out or GLAAD-endorsed blogs like JoeMyGod, you’ll see plenty of people screaming that this was a plant, that the FRC deserved it, etc.

northdallasthirty on August 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM

‘Folks, Where’s it Written We Cannot Lead the World in the 20th Century in Making Automobiles?’

- Vice-President Joe Biden, 15 August 2012

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-folks-wheres-it-written-we-cant-lead-world-20th-century_650017.html

Mark your calendars for 11 October 2012. It will be the best popcorn-eating-telly-viewing that you will have all year. Hell, it could be the best telly-watching since PRESIDENT Franklin Delano Roosevelt went on television in October of 1929 to say “Folks, this is what happened (re: the stock market crash)…,” which I understand was only allowed to the elite few, who had special tin-foil hats and double-secret decoder rings.

Resist We Much on August 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Whatever happened to harassing Chick FilA employees at drive thrus ? Hussein supported it , why is he sending assasains now ?

burrata on August 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Attempted (mass) murder is such a laugh riot. Glad y’all are having fun.

ConservativeLA on August 15, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Nobody dies. Lighten up Francis and pull that stick out of your rear.

The Notorious G.O.P on August 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

The motive is clear, I agree. But at this point, certain groups don’t want the depths of that motive plumbed and released to the public.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:06 PM

well, homeboy slim is soon to have a date with a judge (not a date date, a hearing, I mean) and the word will get out on what compelled him to do this.

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

The motive is clear, I agree. But at this point, certain groups don’t want the depths of that motive plumbed and released to the public.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Heh, it’s not like it can be kept ‘secret’ for long, like Harry Reid’s sources :)..

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Looks like you’re on your own, Floyd. You’ll be headed to federal PMITA prison soon enough and be getting more than you bargained for.

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 5:54 PM

From Office Space (NSFW)

mechkiller_k on August 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

The gun was purchased legally in Virginia five days ago, NBC News’s Pete Williams reported.

This means, of course, that the real culprit was not left-wing hatefulness, but…the Second Amendment and the Virginia Laws which carry it out it on a state level.

bgoldman on August 15, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Chicago Values strike again.

Thanks Rahm, you tiny dancer, you.

St Gaudens on August 15, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Something is awfully fishy about all these gay groups coming out as one to condemn today’s attack, when they never before issued such statements either singly or so tightly unified. Also without a political qualifier, like so many commenters on liberal sites have already done.

A good journalist would try following up on such obvious loose ends, I tend to think.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM

A good journalist would try following up on such obvious loose ends, I tend to think.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM

HA!!! let me know when you find yourself one of those things!!!

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 6:15 PM

A HateWatch Staff…..WF-WTH!!???

So,all the LeftySphere are denouncing it,ah,just for today
I bet,and yet,no word from OMama Obama,or Hopey,or Pelosi,or Fluke,
or…….

Southern Law Poverty Centre
—————————–

SPLC Statement on Shooting at Family Research Council
Posted in Hate Crime by Hatewatch Staff on August 15, 2012

We’ve seen news of the shooting of a security guard today at the Family Research Council office in Washington, D.C., and are getting media inquiries about it. There are unconfirmed reports that the shooting was ideologically motivated. We condemn all acts of violence and are following the story closely.
=================================================

http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2012/08/15/splc-statement-on-shooting-at-family-research-council/

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Heh, it’s not like it can be kept ‘secret’ for long, like Harry Reid’s sources :)..

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM

Unless I’m mistaken, a judge in the Aurora shooting already ordered that no more information is to be released to the public about the accused.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:17 PM

HA!!! let me know when you find yourself one of those things!!!

ted c on August 15, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, …er, that’s not reality or the liberal way.

Never mind…

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:19 PM

‘Folks, Where’s it Written We Cannot Lead the World in the 20th Century in Making Automobiles?’

- Vice-President Joe Biden, 15 August 2012

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/biden-folks-wheres-it-written-we-cant-lead-world-20th-century_650017.html

Mark your calendars for 11 October 2012. It will be the best popcorn-eating-telly-viewing that you will have all year. Hell, it could be the best telly-watching since PRESIDENT Franklin Delano Roosevelt went on television in October of 1929 to say “Folks, this is what happened (re: the stock market crash)…,” which I understand was only allowed to the elite few, who had special tin-foil hats and double-secret decoder rings.

Resist We Much on August 15, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Aww, it’s still fin de siecle for crazy uncle joe, he did ‘t turn the corner on that one yet…or maybe he is trapped in a time warp, doomed to live the same day of the year 1998 again and again and again :)…

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 6:19 PM

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Thanks for that canopfor. Ya know, if American Muslim groups did this kind of thing after a shooting they’d have a lot more friends.

29Victor on August 15, 2012 at 6:19 PM

How do you tend to feel about pedophiles?

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Of the same depravity as homophiles.

Nutstuyu on August 15, 2012 at 6:20 PM

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Hah.

Complete and total ass-covering.

If you go over to actual blogs like Truth Wins Out or GLAAD-endorsed blogs like JoeMyGod, you’ll see plenty of people screaming that this was a plant, that the FRC deserved it, etc.

northdallasthirty on August 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM

northdallasthirty:

I would not doubt that,so far,the deafening silence from any Lib/Dem ProgTard politicians is striking,and speaks volumes!:)

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 6:20 PM

http://www.glaad.org/blog/lgbt-organizations-release-joint-statement-regarding-shooting-family-research-council-frc

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Boy that’s quite the Hydra, isn’t it.

rayra on August 15, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Something is awfully fishy about all these gay groups coming out as one to condemn today’s attack, when they never before issued such statements either singly or so tightly unified. Also without a political qualifier, like so many commenters on liberal sites have already done.

A good journalist would try following up on such obvious loose ends, I tend to think.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:14 PM

I’m guessing that the heterophobic anti-Christian bigots
called ” gay groups” were ” encouraged” by Axlerod , maybe he even wrote their statement for them .
Now I wait for a good journolist , like Hooaan to go digging for the truth :P

burrata on August 15, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Update: Suspect ID’d as Floyd Corkins of Virginia Update: Found with Chick-fil-A materials?

I love my country.

We’re going to tie a psychotic shooter to chicken nuggets.

Oh yes well will.

CorporatePiggy on August 15, 2012 at 6:23 PM

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I think that was a totally appropriate statement.
CYA ? Perhaps, but we’d all be bi*ching if they’d said nothing.

pambi on August 15, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Update (MKH): This is the photo being cited by several blogs as a photo of Corkins, but I can’t find the original source, so a slight note of caution.

FoxNews just ran with that photo and a few others from the same series, of that schlub being escorted out.

rayra on August 15, 2012 at 6:25 PM

FoxNews just ran with that photo and a few others from the same series, of that schlub being escorted out.

rayra on August 15, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Which will be labeled in the MSM as ‘poisoning the jury pool’.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:27 PM

CorporatePiggy on August 15, 2012 at 6:23 PM

The psychotic shooter tied his anger to chicken nuggets.
We had nothing to do with that.

pambi on August 15, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Whilst perusing the dimwittocratunderground, they were claiming this was prob a plant…

Typical of them.

DStreete on August 15, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Shooter reported to have been volunteering for LGBT in DC.

MontanaMmmm on August 15, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Some things are just so obvious…

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:31 PM

What a tragedy. I hope that the security guard who was able to stop this nutjob has a speedy recovery, and that the shooter faces justice for what he did.

That being said, a lot of you are acting like children, and using this tragedy to further your own political beliefs and agenda. How are you acting any better than the liberals who tried to blame the Tea Party for the actions of the Colorado and Arizona shooters? Are you really going to stoop down to their level? The fault for this shooting (As well as the other shootings recently) lies with people who are mentally unstable enough to think that it is perfectly okay to shoot and kill people. Not any political ideologies, not any party affiliations. It disgusts me to no end when people (Democrats, republicans, and independents) try to take advantage of a tragedy like this to say “Hey! The shooter likes X! The shooter listens to X! The shooter belongs to X party! That means that X is to blame for this shooting!”. It is complete nonsense, and extremely childish.

theoddmanout on August 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Can anybody verify that those are DC cops in the photo?

Tc0061 on August 15, 2012 at 6:33 PM

In related news “Act Up” hasn’t changed their name yet.

viking01 on August 15, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Update (MKH): This is the photo being cited by several blogs as a photo of Corkins, but I can’t find the original source, so a slight note of caution.

FoxNews just ran with that photo and a few others from the same series, of that schlub being escorted out.

rayra on August 15, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Fat ghey boy there sure doesn’t look insane to me….he obviously is not a fan of Mochelle’s diet program or of P90X, but he doesn’t look coockoo Holmes -styleor Loigjner-style…did they report at some point that he is black? Now, he doesn’t look black-black to me….

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 6:34 PM

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Very nice, they know that this doesn’t help them. I don’t want it to hurt them either. Let there be a free exchange of ideas and beliefs be the determinant.

Cindy Munford on August 15, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Cindy Munford:

I fully agree,put the Info spectrum out there,and let the chips fall as they may!:)

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Whilst perusing the dimwittocratunderground, they were claiming this was prob a plant…

Typical of them.

DStreete on August 15, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Some things are just so obvious…

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:31 PM

You would think.

MontanaMmmm on August 15, 2012 at 6:34 PM

We’re going to tie a psychotic shooter to chicken nuggets.

Oh yes well will.

CorporatePiggy on August 15, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Chickennuggets ? Naaahh…the shooter is tied to Obama , the first gay president

burrata on August 15, 2012 at 6:34 PM

loughner-style that is…

jimver on August 15, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Shooter reported to have been volunteering for LGBT in DC.

MontanaMmmm on August 15, 2012 at 6:30 PM

MontanaMmmm:

From LegalInsurrection site,well H*lls Bells,with all the
Community Organizational Sh*t-Distrubing from the last month
(Chic Fil A) as an example,

they finally ignited a Lefty Loony!

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 6:38 PM

The fault for this shooting (As well as the other shootings recently) lies with people who are mentally unstable enough to think that it is perfectly okay to shoot and kill people. Not any political ideologies, not any party affiliations. It disgusts me to no end when people (Democrats, republicans, and independents) try to take advantage of a tragedy like this to say “Hey! The shooter likes X! The shooter listens to X! The shooter belongs to X party! That means that X is to blame for this shooting!”. It is complete nonsense, and extremely childish.

theoddmanout on August 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

According to a Fox News report: “A suspect walked in and started yelling about things they (FRC) supported & opened fire.”

Authorities found two loaded magazines with 15 rounds each in the suspect’s backpack, as well as Chik-Fil-A promotional materials, NBC4′s Jackie Bensen reported.

I’d say that pretty much supports the notion that this guy had a problem with FRC’s ideology, wouldn’t you?

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM

theoddmanout on August 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

It’s called sarcasm, and fun to play with while there’s a chance. Libs, on the other hand, take their accusations as Gospel.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Don’t worry. Brian Ross don’t give a damn about this story.

thedudesblog on August 15, 2012 at 6:40 PM

AP breaking:

David Mariner is executive director of The DC Center for the LGBT Community. He says Corkins had been volunteering at the center for about the past 6 months. Mariner describes Corkins as “kind, gentle and unassuming.”

faraway on August 15, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Is this shooting an example of standing up for “Chicago values”? After all Floyd and the mayor seem to hold the same regard for anti-gay and anti-abortionists.

aknews on August 15, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM

+++++

pambi on August 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I’d say that pretty much supports the notion that this guy had a problem with FRC’s ideology, wouldn’t you?

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Not really. I mean, did he confess? And, since he’s obviously in need of love and understanding right now after being pushed so hard by the Religious Right, there’s no guarantee that any alleged confession can be an honest gauge of his true mind and desperate feelings.

We just don’t know…

Love,
The Compassionate Left

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Obama Responds To Shooting At Family Research Council

President Obama was notified of the shooting at the Family Research Council buildling today at 1:18 p.m. ET, according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.

Obama expressed concern for a security guard that suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, professing his belief that “this type of violence has no place in our society,” per a pool report.

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

F”n CSPAN,still trying to get Ryan/Romney Rally Live Feed!

President and Michelle Obama Campaign in Iowa

http://www.c-span.org/Campaign2012/Events/President-and-Michelle-Obama-Campaign-in-Iowa/10737433143-2/

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

DHS: “Chick-Fil-A ordered to give a yellow patch with every CFA togo order”

/

faraway on August 15, 2012 at 6:44 PM

That being said, a lot of you are acting like children, and using this tragedy to further your own political beliefs and agenda. How are you acting any better than the liberals who tried to blame the Tea Party for the actions of the Colorado and Arizona shooters? Are you really going to stoop down to their level?

theoddmanout on August 15, 2012 at 6:32 PM

This is what is known as giving them a dose of their own medicine.

And it is because liberals, and in particular these organizations, have demonstrated that they have zero respect for, or any intention of, taking the high road.

Since they only value and respect the childish, the childish is what they shall get. This is no different than spanking a child who should know better, chooses not to do better, and then is defiant about their choice.

If you want decency and civility in society, indecency and incivility have to carry a penalty. And the only penalty these sort of organizations and people understand are the types that they wield.

The difference between us and them is that we know better and strive to do better. They do not. They are Barack Obama’s supporters, willing to say and do anything, no matter how destructive, to hold power.

northdallasthirty on August 15, 2012 at 6:45 PM

FRC shooting suspect was volunteering at DC LGBT Community Center

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 6:33 PM

A few days ago, the LGBT community organized a Mob that destroyed part of Balboa Park in San Diego…and now this. We are watching the first skirmishes of a civil war.

oceansidecon on August 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I’d say that pretty much supports the notion that this guy had a problem with FRC’s ideology, wouldn’t you?

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Now, we don’t want to jump to any conclusions. We may never know what motivated this man, even if he tells us on video in court exactly why he did it or told people beforehand why he was doing what he was doing or wrote up a manifesto or something.
/MSM off

29Victor on August 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I’d say that pretty much supports the notion that this guy had a problem with FRC’s ideology, wouldn’t you?

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Yes, from what we know thus far, the shooter probably did not like the FRC, thus why he choose to do the shooting there.

Does that mean that every organization, politician, and person who has disagreed with/spoken out against FRC is now to blame for the shooting? I would say no. This guy is messed up in the head. If not the FRC, this guy would have found some other organization to try and shoot up that had a political belief that he disagreed with. It is absurd to claim that any person or organization is responsible for the shooting other than the shooter himself.

theoddmanout on August 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM

.

Not really. I mean, did he confess? And, since he’s obviously in need of love and understanding right now after being pushed so hard by the Religious Right, there’s no guarantee that any alleged confession can be an honest gauge of his true mind and desperate feelings.

We just don’t know…

Love,
The Compassionate Left

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:43 PM

.
Wow Liam, that’s some of the best “Devil’s advocate” sarcasm I’ve ever seen. Well done! : )

listens2glenn on August 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Obama told three hours after the shooting that it happened, then waits another five hours to make comment.

Curioser and curioser…Even the trolls here were faster to jump on the matter.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Obama told three hours after the shooting that it happened, then waits another five hours to make comment.

Curioser and curioser…Even the trolls here were faster to jump on the matter.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

You need time to plan the spin when it was one of your own.

oceansidecon on August 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

A few days ago, the LGBT community organized a Mob that destroyed part of Balboa Park in San Diego…and now this. We are watching the first skirmishes of a civil war.

oceansidecon on August 15, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Local Montana man fakes hate crime.

reoccurring theme?

MontanaMmmm on August 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

This guy is messed up in the head. — You have no possible way of knowing that.

If not the FRC, this guy would have found some other organization to try and shoot up that had a political belief that he disagreed with. — But he didn’t did he. He went after one that the LGBT community has been going after for the last several months.

It is absurd to claim that any person or organization is responsible for the shooting other than the shooter himself. – And yet the MSM and liberals (BIRM) do it all the time.

theoddmanout on August 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

29Victor on August 15, 2012 at 6:51 PM

You need time to plan the spin when it was one of your own.

oceansidecon on August 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I thought the MSM Presidential Presstitutes were paid pig bucks to do that, to pave the way so O can look ‘presidential’ even off the golf course.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:51 PM

It is absurd to claim that any person or organization is responsible for the shooting other than the shooter himself.

theoddmanout on August 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Of course some might view the Ku Klux Klan, the Khmer Rouge, and the IRA differently, to name a few.

viking01 on August 15, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Local Montana man fakes hate crime.

reoccurring theme?

MontanaMmmm on August 15, 2012 at 6:49 PM

oops bad link, I’ll try again.
http://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/IndyBlog/archives/2012/08/07/about-that-missoula-gay-bashing-it-didnt-happen

MontanaMmmm on August 15, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I thought the MSM Presidential Presstitutes were paid pig bucks to do that, to pave the way so O can look ‘presidential’ even off the golf course.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:51 PM

That is why it took them hours to report this. They had to coordinate with the White House and organize the dozens upon dozens of LGBT organizations that signed the letter. This sh!t takes time.

oceansidecon on August 15, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Wow Liam, that’s some of the best “Devil’s advocate” sarcasm I’ve ever seen. Well done! : )

listens2glenn on August 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Thank you! After 40+ years being politically aware of liberals (college does that for Conservatives) and hearing them make excuses, it’s not too hard to highlight them and anticipate what they will say.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Obama told three hours after the shooting that it happened, then waits another five hours to make comment.

Curioser and curioser…Even the trolls here were faster to jump on the matter.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Liam:

Thats the point….silence for hours from Hopey,I would imagine,
he waited to get a (feel) so to speaking, from his LGBT Voting
Proxies to see guage his response!:)

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 6:56 PM

oops bad link, I’ll try again.
http://missoulanews.bigskypress.com/IndyBlog/archives/2012/08/07/about-that-missoula-gay-bashing-it-didnt-happen

MontanaMmmm on August 15, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Exactly. Soft of like the Matthew Shepard “hate crime” which turned out to be a bad meth deal as detailed in a 20/20 investigation.

oceansidecon on August 15, 2012 at 6:57 PM

It is absurd to claim that any person or organization is responsible for the shooting other than the shooter himself.

theoddmanout on August 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I agree this guy was responsible for his actions. However; he was volunteering at a DC LGBT Community Center, for the past 2 weeks there has been hate-filled rage from many in the LGBT Community directed at Chick-Fil-A and any organization that supports them.

FRC, who the Southern Poverty Law Center has declared as a “hate group,” is a financial supporter of FRC. Don’t you think it is possible that someone who may already be mentally or emotionally disturbed could be sent over the edge by the recent hateful rhetoric coming from the leftists groups?

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 6:58 PM

I guess since he had Chic-Fil-A stuff on him we should be happy he didn’t decide to shoot there.

Cindy Munford on August 15, 2012 at 6:58 PM

So, was Obama scratching his nose with his middle finger extended while he was was “expressing his concern”?

Gator Country on August 15, 2012 at 6:59 PM

That is why it took them hours to report this. They had to coordinate with the White House and organize the dozens upon dozens of LGBT organizations that signed the letter. This sh!t takes time.

oceansidecon on August 15, 2012 at 6:54 PM

The time they took works for us and against them, even though it’s their usual game.

Ten minutes after this thread came up, there were at least 50 posts with condemnation of the attack and prayers for the wounded, even for the shooter who was originally reported dead.

Then along came Mary…Err, a troll–to make excuses, get political, condemn all of us, ultimately defend the shooter, then finally run away for losing yet another battle that need not have been engaged.

Time works for us, for we have no meme to concoct or expand. And we’re quick to get to the heart of the matter when a tragedy strikes.

Liam on August 15, 2012 at 7:01 PM

FB commenting is now available in the headlines threads. Everyone, please avoid using FB in the headlines.

If it’s popular for some reason, we’ll see it as mandatory soon, like the annoying popups we must now endure.

Akzed on August 15, 2012 at 3:35 PM

I will quit commenting if HA goes to all FB. I refuse to give them my info. There are quite a few sites that have started utilizing FB and many people have left them for that reason.

Deanna on August 15, 2012 at 3:41 PM

I no longer post at Powerline and almost never at the NY Post for that exact reason. Too many crazies out there and I’d rather they not have access to my name and profile on FB.

I will not use Facebook to post.

njrob on August 15, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Did I miss the official Preezy’s statement ?
Seriously, what did he say ?

pambi on August 15, 2012 at 7:02 PM

LGBT organizations release joint statement

regarding the shooting at Family Research Council (FRC)
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 – 3:30pm by GLAAD

Joint statement regarding shooting at Family Research Council (FRC) from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organizations

We were saddened to hear news of the shooting this morning at the offices of the Family Research Council. Our hearts go out to the shooting victim, his family, and his co-workers.

Blah blah blah.

Now go back to setting up the legal defense fund for the shooter.

Gator Country on August 15, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Poaching is unseemly.

Paul-Cincy on August 15, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Poaching what?

While I made the offer last night, I later learned that someone else brought up the idea of using my blog as a meeting place hours before I did. Go read the QOTD thread from last night and look for a comment from J Peterman.

As I said, I don’t have any advertising on my blog nor do I make a single penny from it. I was merely offering it as a place for HA regulars to meet BECAUSE NEARLY ALL OF THEM HAVE SAID THAT THEY WILL LEAVE HA IF FB REGISTRATION BECOMES MANDATORY IN ORDER TO COMMENT ON THIS SITE.

If the village town centre suddenly tells everyone that they have to join the Labour Party in order to meet for friendly debates and chats, then I will offer my home as an alternative meeting place.

If you want to join FB and divulge all of your personal information just so that you can comment on a political website, have at it. Almost to a man/woman, the rest of us do not.

If you consider that poaching, then I’m guilty as charged.

Resist We Much on August 15, 2012 at 7:03 PM

They need to find more “hate crimes” so they can push thru more anti bullying initiatives and programs in our schools and communities.

The latest faker in Montana had all the LGBT groups up in arms and our local “progressive” socialist house legislator already writing up new anti hate laws for the next session. Turns out false, “crickets”.

MontanaMmmm on August 15, 2012 at 7:04 PM

A man with the same name, looks about the age of the shooter’s Dad, is a PE teacher at … wait for it… an elementary school.

I’m just sayin’

faraway on August 15, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Defense? I’m not responsible for that dude.

libfreeordie on August 15, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Yet….

When a nut and recent member of a centre-left party in Norway, who happens to believe in things like the state seizure of corporations to battle global warming, the social welfarism of Scandinavia and Japan, Western atheists like myself are actually Christians (eyeroll), goes on a rampage and kills nearly 80 people, it’s the Tea Party’s fault.

When a registered Democrat paranoid schizophrenic, who became obsessed with Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in August 2007 long before 99.5% of the country had ever heard of Governor Sarah Palin and prior to the birth of the Tea Party, shoots Giffords and nearly 2 dozen others, it’s the fault of the Tea Party, libertarians, conservatives, Republicans, etc.

When census worker, Bill Sparkman, a registered Democrat, hanged himself in an insurance scam, the Left blamed the Tea Party, libertarians, conservatives, Republicans, and “anti-government types,” etc.

When Joe Stack flew a plane into the IRS building in Austin, Texas, the Left blamed the Tea Party, libertarians, conservatives, Republicans, and “anti-government types,” etc., even though the man left a manifesto wherein he ranted against George W Bush, demanded single-payer healthcare, railed against the Catholic Church, and quoted Karl Marx.

When Major Nidal Hasan murdered 14 and injured more than 3 dozen at Fort Hood while shouting “Allahu Akbar!” the Left blamed the Tea Party, libertarians, conservatives, Republicans, and “anti-government types,” etc., even though the President, government, and MSM knew that Hasan had nothing whatsoever to do with anything on the Right, the incident was one of terror and, intentionally, allowed the rumours and accusations that the shooter was a Tea Partier, Tim McVeigh-wannabe because none wanted to admit the Islamic angle and all wanted — desperately — to pin the atrocity on the Right. The Left went so far as to speculate on social media that the shooter was a “RWNJ.” In fact, it was a Muslim nutjob.

When James J Lee took hostages at the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in Silver Springs, Maryland, the Left blamed the Tea Party, climate-change deniers, libertarians, conservatives, Republicans, and “anti-government types,” etc., even though he was a radical environmentalist, member of the Cult of Gaia, and former intern at the network, who had made it quite clear — at an ever more hysterical pitch — that he was upset that Discovery had not done enough to combat global warming.

When Dr Amy Bishop went on a rampage in Huntsville, Alabama, and killed 4 co-workers, the Left blamed the Tea Party, libertarians, conservatives, Republicans, and “anti-government types,” etc., even though she was a rabid Obama fan and well-known Progressive.

When a Muslim cabbie in New York picked up a drunken Michael Enright, who then proceeded to ask if the driver was a Muslim — and after receiving an answer in the affirmative — stabbed him, the Left blamed Islamophobes, anti-GZM protesters, the Tea Party, libertarians, conservatives, Republicans, and “anti-government types,” etc., even though the defendant was for the Cordoba House, worked for the New York City-based Intersections International, which is a “global initiative dedicated to promoting justice, reconciliation and peace across lines of faith, culture, ideology, race, class, national borders and other boundaries that divide humanity, and had just returned from Afghanistan where he had donated his time making a film promoting the interaction between the American troops and the Afghans.

When John Patrick Bell picked up his gun and shot up the Pentagon, the Left blamed the Tea Party, libertarians, conservatives, Republicans, and “anti-government types,” etc., even though he was a 9/11 Truther, anti-war protestor, hated George W Bush, supported drug decriminalisation and President Obama.

When a 24 year-old man, who supposedly was dressed as The Joker, shoots up a movie theatre during the first screening of a Batman movie, where the antagonist closely resembles an Occupier, it’s gotta be a Tea Party.

Hypocrite.

Resist We Much on August 15, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Found it !….
Update (MKH): Obama responds to FRC shooting.
Press Secretary Jay Carney said he was notified of the event at 1:18 p.m.:
Obama expressed concern for a security guard that suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, professing his belief that “this type of violence has no place in our society,” per a pool report.
—————-
Which was the subject line of Mitt Romney’s 2:14 p.m. statement on this incident. Um, what he said?
————–

Good Lord .. leading from behind once again.
What a weenie !

pambi on August 15, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I pray,that this doesn’t escalate,as were into the Election
Race,and if the Dems,(GaffeBiden/Obama)don’t curtail there
Venomius UnCivil Rhetric,

this in my mind,will get worse!!

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I guess since he had Chic-Fil-A stuff on him we should be happy he didn’t decide to shoot there.

Cindy Munford on August 15, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Much the same as I was thinking upon reading the shooter was linked to that Leftist “group” then seeing the Chick-fil-a literature mentioned.

An unhinged, Liberal fanatic named Adam Smith may have taken only a short push to go from videotaping to far worse.

viking01 on August 15, 2012 at 7:08 PM

It is absurd to claim that any person or organization is responsible for the shooting other than the shooter himself.

theoddmanout on August 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I agree this guy was responsible for his actions. However; he was volunteering at a DC LGBT Community Center, for the past 2 weeks there has been hate-filled rage from many in the LGBT Community directed at Chick-Fil-A and any organization that supports them.

FRC, who the Southern Poverty Law Center has declared as a “hate group,” is a financial supporter of FRC. Don’t you think it is possible that someone who may already be mentally or emotionally disturbed could be sent over the edge by the recent hateful rhetoric coming from the leftists groups?

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 6:58 PM

It’s very ironic. Two of the main purposes of the SPLC are stopping what they call “hate groups” and helping to “educate” people to stop “hating.”

They work at stopping these “hate groups” because, they believe, those groups influence others to act out against minorities.

They educate in an attempt to influence people the other way.

Either way, they seem to believe that groups can influence individuals to think certain ways and take certain actions. But in this case…no way man!

This is like when athletes insist that their lifestyles don’t influence how kids behave but then turn around and sign multi-million dollar advertising contracts to influence how kids spend their money. Hollywood does the exact same thing.

29Victor on August 15, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Just like we can’t be certain of the motives of the Ft. Hood shooter, Nidal Hasan, who shouted “Alahu Akbar” before he executed 14 soldiers, so we can’t be sure of this guy’s motives. That will be the MSM meme. Count on it. That and the need for more gun control.

mydh12 on August 15, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I agree this guy was responsible for his actions. However; he was volunteering at a DC LGBT Community Center, for the past 2 weeks there has been hate-filled rage from many in the LGBT Community directed at Chick-Fil-A and any organization that supports them.

FRC, who the Southern Poverty Law Center has declared as a “hate group,” is a financial supporter of FRC. Don’t you think it is possible that someone who may already be mentally or emotionally disturbed could be sent over the edge by the recent hateful rhetoric coming from the leftists groups?

Flora Duh on August 15, 2012 at 6:58 PM

If this guy was mainly motivated by the hatred of Chick-Fil-A, why did he not just go and shoot up a Chick-Fil-A? Why go after the FRC specifically? After all, there were many organizations that Chick-Fil-A donated to (Such as Exodus International) besides the FRC.

By the way, I think you answered your own question. If someone is mentally/emotionally disturbed enough to want to go out, buy a gun, travel the HQ of an organization that he disagrees with, and attempt a mass shooting, then anything can potentially push them over the edge.

The liberals acted like morons back during the Arizona shootings when they tried to blame the shooter’s actions on Sarah Palin. As was NBC and Brian Ross when they tried to tie the Colorado shooter to the Tea Party. And now you have people on this thread who are trying to blame the SPLC and LGBT-organizations for this attempted mass shooting. I’m sorry, but I refuse to stoop down to the level of the people who take advantages of tragedies like this to condemn the people and organizations whom they dislike.

theoddmanout on August 15, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Yes, from what we know thus far, the shooter probably did not like the FRC, thus why he choose to do the shooting there.

Does that mean that every organization, politician, and person who has disagreed with/spoken out against FRC is now to blame for the shooting? I would say no. This guy is messed up in the head. If not the FRC, this guy would have found some other organization to try and shoot up that had a political belief that he disagreed with. It is absurd to claim that any person or organization is responsible for the shooting other than the shooter himself.

theoddmanout on August 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Do you think maybe LGBT activist groups and their leftist followers demonizing people and groups that espouse an opposing viewpoint to their agenda may have something to do with it? If one supports “traditional marriage” these groups label one as a “gay-hating, homophobic right-wing bigot” that needs to be destroyed…not a good thing for promoting civil behavior…

Strike Hornet on August 15, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I pray,that this doesn’t escalate,as were into the Election
Race,and if the Dems,(GaffeBiden/Obama)don’t curtail there
Venomius UnCivil Rhetric,

this in my mind,will get worse!!

canopfor on August 15, 2012 at 7:08 PM

This will get worse…much worse.

oceansidecon on August 15, 2012 at 7:13 PM

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