Charges have been filed against Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, the man who ran into the Family Research Council and shot a security guard in Washington, D.C.
According to the Hill:
Prosecutors with the Department of Justice charged Corkins, who is from Herndon, Va., with illegally transporting a firearm and ammunition across state lines and assaulting the guard with the intent to kill him while armed. Corkins is expected to make an appearance in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday.
In an affidavit filed with the court, a witness described the suspect as walking into the FRC’s building, where he told security guard Leo Johnson something to the effect of, “I don’t like your politics.”
Corkins may not have liked the FRC’s politics, but it’s no excuse for unleashing such a violent act against innocent people.
Two days ago Corkins walked into the FRC’s headquarters reached into his backpack, pulled out a 9 mm handgun and began shooting. After being shot he was wrestled to the ground and subdued. After taking Corkins into custody, the FBI says it found a box of 50 bullets in his backpack, along with 15 sandwiches from the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain. “Corkins parents informed the FBI special agents that Corkins has strong opinions with respect to those he believes do not treat homosexuals in a fair manner,” the affidavit states.
We must stop resorting to violence in an attempt to settle our differences. Only productive dialogue is needed if we want real change in this country.
SOURCE: The Hill