Floyd Corkins

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Chick-Fil-A-Toting Gunman Pleads Guilty

Floyd Corkins shot guard at conservative group over gay rights

(Newser) - A Virginia man who shot and wounded a security guard at the conservative Family Research Council has pleaded guilty to three felony charges—including committing an act of terrorism, reports CNN . Floyd Corkins, 28, still faces up to 45 years in jail for the assault in DC last August. If... More »

FRC Shooting: 'Hate' Label Has Gone Too Far

Dana Milbank says it's time liberal groups tone down their rhetoric

(Newser) - The Family Research Council was quick to blame the shooting at its offices on its arch-rivals at the Southern Poverty Law Center, releasing a statement accusing the SPLC of giving the attacker "a license to shoot an unarmed man" by calling the FRC a "hate group." That'... More »

DC Shooter: 'I Don't Like Your Politics'

Suspect was hauling 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches

(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... More »

DC Shooting Suspect Carried Chick-fil-A Bag

Floyd Corkins volunteered at LGBT center

(Newser) - The alleged shooter who wounded a security guard at the anti-gay marriage Family Research Council yesterday carried a bag from Chick-fil-A, according to the Washington Post ; NBC reports he was carrying materials about Chick-fil-A restaurants. Floyd Corkins, 28, reportedly volunteered at an LGBT center, CNN notes, and police say he... More »

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