Watch How Quickly This One Gets Politicized

So, who’s up today?

A suspect is in FBI custody after a security guard was shot in the lobby of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian organization based in downtown D.C.

The guard — shot in the arm — is in stable condition at the hospital. But then there’s this:

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

Our Fucking Idiot is either a rare Lefty Fucking Idiot, or profoundly unclear on the concept.

Security Guard Shot at Family Research Council in Downtown DC [NBC Washington]

Update:

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

Enjoy the Wingnut Hypocrisy Carnival, everybody!

Security guard shot at Family Research Council in downtown D.C. [WaPo]

8 comments:

4:24 pm • Wednesday • August 15, 2012

I’m not saying that this is a false flag operation exactly, but things seem to already be getting Reichstag Fire-y in all of this.

4:53 pm • Wednesday • August 15, 2012

@rptrcub: Careful — “False Flag” is the first Wingnut response to events that work the other way.

On the other hand — and because of that — if you’re right, this is rich.

5:18 pm • Wednesday • August 15, 2012

Statistically, you have to figure eventually someone who is not a conservatard is going to lose their shit. It is teeth-grindingly offensive, however, that conservatards will consider this one incident wipes their slate clean.

5:39 pm • Wednesday • August 15, 2012

Shooter has been unofficially identified as Floyd Lee Corkins of Herndon, Va.

Corkins has a bachelor’s degree and a Virginia “Collegiate Professional License” to teach K-12 Health/PhysEd. Not sure whether that means “student teacher”.

Corkin is also referenced in PTA newsletter in Arlington, as a volunteer for a grade-school fundraiser, and he’s a “school rep” for the local Family Fitness Day.

That’s a few pages into Google — hard to find anything that wasn’t posted in the past few hours.

6:26 pm • Wednesday • August 15, 2012

Let the blaming of teh gheyz begin! Latest from AP:

A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of a Christian lobbying group had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
A law enforcement official has identified the suspect arrested in Wednesday’s shooting as Floyd Corkins II of Herndon, Va. Investigators were interviewing his neighbors.
Another official says the shooter made a negative reference about the work of the Family Research Council before opening fire. The officials spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation.
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.”

6:39 pm • Wednesday • August 15, 2012

Gays with guns! This should make the NRA get all hard and sweaty.

6:52 pm • Wednesday • August 15, 2012

@Dodgerblue: Not if you’ve seen the guy. Let’s just say he wouldn’t have been cast in Red Dawn. Poor man. Is this always an act of desperation? Is it always suicide by cop? I can’t imagine anyone goes in thinking they’ll get out.

@Mistress Cynica: Kind gentle and unassuming: that sounds bad.

7:40 pm • Wednesday • August 15, 2012

@Mistress Cynica: That’s just down the street from my apartment. Small world.

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