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Armed Man Shoots Security Guard at FRC

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Maynard Keenan, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Maynard Keenan

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    What a senseless tragedy. Thank goodness the guards were able to wrestle the gunman down before he killed someone.
     
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    I pray that this security guard recovers quickly and hopefully he gets recognized as being the hero it sounds like he is. It sounds like he potentially saved alot of lives...
     
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    Another case to bolster the campaign for gun control.

    You can't trust a Liberal nut with a gun or Tea Party vulture...:(
     
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    CNN reports that Law enforcement officials are stating that the police and military style, high-capacity, 9mm semiautomatic handgun used in the shooting was legally obtained.

    The unarmed person(s) who Wrested this gunman down are nothing short of heroic.
     
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    May the Lord have mercy and may He help the many mentally challenged who evidently have anger issues.
     
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    I hate to make this point, but if this guy was a tea party member who entered a LGBT office, this news would be all over the networks and we would be talking about nothing else. Because it was a liberal bigot it gets minimal press. The only news website that one can find this story on its main page is foxnews. MSNBC: nope, CNN: nope, ABCNews: nope, Huffington Post: nope.

    I guess another display of the bigotry of the people in the media here in the USA.
     
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    You'd think, right? But watch how fast certain elements leap on this as "proof" of Christians being oppressed by dangerous, bloodthirsty homosexuals instead.

    hmmm.

    Oh, and a big helping of tu quoque.
     
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    The point I was making if you actually read what I said is that you are not seeing this. In fact you are seeing very little about this story in the mainstream media sources except for FoxNews.

    That is BS. But liberals have got to stick together don't they. I guess in your mind this man was justified in what he was doing because he was going to take out one of those 'hate-groups' who support traditional marriage.
     
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    Lolwut?
     
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    Did we expect anything less or even more?

    We know the routine. We know how media works.
     
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    I haven't gone to Fox at all, and I've been folloeing this story pretty closely. Believe it or not, most single shootings that don't result in a fatality get far less media coverage than this on did, regardless of motive.

    Is that what you think she thinks? Shame on you for even suggesting as much. That's seriously below the line.
     
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    Quick, name a single shooting with no fatalities that got more media coverage in 2012 than this one did. There are over 200,000 non-fatal shootings in the United States per year. That this one made the news at all is quite remarkable.

    You don't know the routine. You don't know how media works. You know fear because fear is all you consume, from the people who profit by feeding it to you. You are no different than a leftist who cannot accept that there is to vast right wing conspiracy to ocupy the middle east.
     
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    I only checked CNN. It's on the main page there. "Politics Possible Motive in FRC Shooting", underscored "DC shooting suspect: "I don't like your politics," and a gunshot", followed by: a lengthy article:

    Washington (CNN) -- The suspect in the shooting at the Family Research Council walked into the headquarters of the conservative group armed with a 9 mm pistol and shot a security guard, saying "I don't like your politics," authorities alleged in a criminal complaint filed Thursday.

    The complaint accuses Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, of a federal firearms violation and assault with intent to kill.

    The council is a Christian group focused on family and anti-abortion issues and religious liberties that recently came out in support of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy. The executive enraged gay rights advocates when he expressed support for traditional marriage.

    Corkins -- who was carrying 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in his backpack along with the pistol and extra ammunition -- "has strong opinions with respect to those he believes do not treat homosexuals in a fair manner," authorities said in the complaint, citing his parents.


    Suspected gunman ID'd at FRC headquarters
    NOM rep: Hate talk totally unacceptable He will be formally charged Thursday with one count of transporting weapons and ammunition across state lines, a federal violation, and one count of assault with the intent to kill while armed.

    Warning signs of violence: What to do

    The assault charge is a District of Columbia offense that carries a maximum 30-year sentence. The federal firearms charge carries a 10-year maximum sentence.

    Corkins is scheduled to appear in court on the charges Thursday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Washington, the Justice Department said in a statement.

    3 killed in shootings near Texas A&M University

    According to the complaint, Corkins left the Herndon, Virginia, home he shares with his parents about 9 a.m. Wednesday morning and boarded Washington's subway system bound for the research council's offices in Washington.

    According to the complaint, Corkins walked up to the front door of the council's office, where he encountered Johnson.

    Corkins then said "I don't like your politics," or something similar, the complaint said, citing a witness.

    Surveillance video shows Corkins interact with security guard Leo Johnson, then pull the 9 mm Sig Sauer pistol from his backpack and point it at him, according to the complaint. He then opened fire on Johnson, according to the complaint, hitting him in the arm.

    Johnson then wrestled the weapon away from Corkins, according to authorities.

    In an interview with CNN affiliate WJLA, Johnson offered a slightly different account, saying Corkins told him he was there to interview for an internship, then shot him without warning.

    Johnson said it was after he had wrestled Corkins to the ground that the suspect told him the shooting was about the group's policies, according to WJLA.

    While D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and others have hailed Johnson as a hero, WJLA reported the 46-year-old told the station in a telephone interview that he was simply doing his job and is not comfortable being described as a hero.

    Corkins told investigators he acted alone, according to the complaint.

    Authorities who arrested Corkins recovered his pistol, two additional loaded magazines and a 50-round box of ammunition from his backpack. They found what appeared to be an open gun box on the seat of his car, which had been parked at the East Falls Church Metro station, according to the complaint.

    Corkins legally purchased the handgun from a gun shop in Virginia within the last week, according to a law enforcement official.

    Corkins had volunteered at the DC Center for the LGBT Community, a source working with the center told CNN. The group provides services and support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people,

    He received a master's degree from George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development in 2006, the university said.

    David Mariner, executive director of the DC Center, released a statement Wednesday night saying he was "shocked to hear that someone who has volunteered with the DC Center could be the cause of such a tragic act of violence.

    "No matter the circumstances, we condemn such violence in the strongest terms possible. We hope for a full and speedy recovery for the victim and our thoughts are with him and his family," Mariner said in the statement.

    After shootings, opinions on gun control haven't changed

    Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said Wednesday that "our first concern is with our colleague."

    White House spokesman Jay Carney said President Barack Obama was "very concerned" about Johnson, who is hospitalized in Washington.

    Carney declined to say whether the White House considers the attack a hate crime, but said Obama "firmly believes that violence of that kind has no place in our society."

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney used nearly identical language in decrying the attack on Wednesday.

    "There is no place for such violence in our society," he said in a statement. "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."

    The National Organization for Marriage, which has actively campaigned against same-sex marriage efforts, also condemned what it termed an attack on the Family Research Council.

    Opinion: Politicians hammered by the NRA

    "Everything points to the fact that this was politically motivated, and it's totally unacceptable," National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown said in a Thursday appearance on CNN's "Early Start."

    Brown called out the hate-tracking group Southern Poverty Law Center for listing the Family Research Council on its website, saying it was equating the group with violent extremist groups.

    "The responsibility is on the shooter, but we need to have a civil debate over issues like redefining marriage," he said. "But we should not be attacking and labeling as hate groups those that we disagree. We should condemn violence of any sort, but we should also be responsible."

    The SPLC says the Family Research Council defames gays and tries to make the case that the LGBT community is a threat to American society.

    The council says it promotes "faith, family and freedom in public policy and public opinion."

    Brown said groups such as his are boosting security after the shooting.
     
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    But if wasn't for that security guard and some bystanders it could have been compariable to what has recently happened. Instead of talking about gun control maybe the true answer is using more security guards.

    You are right it was below the belt and I offer a formal apology for the comment. I apologize to you Blackwater Babe for my comments and ask for you forgiveness.
     
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    I accept and appreciate your apology :)
     
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    Where? I go to www.CNN.com and it's headlines are:

    1) Two deputies fatally shot and two wounded in Louisiana
    2) Opinion like him or not Ryan is key

    The story isn't in the featured videos or in the this Just In
     
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