DC Shooter: 'I Don't Like Your Politics'
Suspect was hauling 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Aug 16, 2012 12:58 PM CDT
A screen grab from CNN video following the incident.   (CNN video)

(Newser) – A criminal complaint is painting a clearer picture of the gunman accused of attacking the Family Research Council: Before shooting a security guard, Floyd Corkins informed him, "I don't like your politics." The exchange was caught on surveillance video, authorities say. Not only did Corkins have a Chick-Fil-A bag, he was carrying 15 sandwiches from the fast-food chain, whose anti-gay marriage stance the FRC recently backed.

Corkins, of Virginia, will be charged with assault with intent to kill—which carries a maximum 30-year sentence—and carrying weapons across state lines, which comes with a maximum 10-year sentence, CNN reports. He reportedly bought his handgun legally within the past week. The complaint notes that according to his parents, Corkins "has strong opinions with respect to those he believes do not treat homosexuals in a fair manner." Mitt Romney has condemned the attack: "There is no place for such violence in our society," the candidate says.

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JT119
Aug 17, 2012 7:50 AM CDT
This is the way of the republicans, as one tea party/republican nut case advocate,if you don't like something you resort to SECOND AMENDMENT SOLUTION, that what she said
TedKing
Aug 16, 2012 10:54 PM CDT
Notice the convoluted way the reporter indicates the shooter does not like the Family Research Council's traditional family stance. "I don't like your politics." and some Chick Fil A bags. You really have to figure out what the motive of the shooter was. The shooter is a gay activist! I guess that's way gays mean by "diversity." You don't believe in "diversity" you have to die!
Sundiata
Aug 16, 2012 9:25 PM CDT
So he is a terrorist. Trying to use fear to impose political views. He needs to go to prison. The FRC is still a hate group. I guess if someone was bombing the kkk then that person would also be a terrorist.