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FRC Shooter Pleads Guilty

The man who last October shot a security guard at the Washington DC headquarters of the Family Research Council today pleaded guilty to several felony charges related to the shooting.
Floyd Corkins pleaded guilty to one federal count of crossing state lines with guns and ammunition. He also pleaded guilty to one count of intent to kill while armed and one count of committing an act of terrorism with the intent to kill. Those last two counts are District charges. Prosecutors say Corkins, who had been volunteering at a center for gay, lesbian and transgender people, was carrying ammunition and Chick-fil-A sandwiches in his bag. Chick-fil-A was making headlines at the time because of its president's stated opposition to gay marriage.
Corkins' crime at the FRC office prompted several other anti-gay groups to claim to have been on his "hit list."  Thus far the FBI has not released any such list. Virtually every LGBT group in the nation strongly denounced the attack immediately after it took place.

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