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Authorities have said that Floyd Lee Corkins, a volunteer for a gay community center, was carrying a backpack filled with a box of ammunition and Chick-fil-A sandwiches when he shot a security guard working at a conservative lobbying group’s headquarters. Corkins shot the security guard in the lobby of Family Research Council. The guard fought the gun away from Corkins and restrained him until police arrived. Corkins has been charged with bringing firearms across state and intent to kill.

Dan Cathy, the president for Chick-fil-A has made it known that he opposes gay marriage and the Family Research Council defended Cathy for his stance. According to the council, it does not support gay marriage or abortion and it advocates “faith, family and freedom in public policy and public opinion.” The complaint filed against Corkins includes a comment from his parents, who said that their son has “strong opinions with respect to those he believes do not treat homosexuals in a fair manner.”

  
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The affidavit said that a black box that resembled a gun box was found sitting open on the passenger seat of Corkins’ car, which was parked at a Virginia Metro station. Officers think Corkins parked his car and then used public transportation to arrive at his destination. The security guard, who was shot in the arm, has been identified as Leonardo Johnson. Virginia Johnson, the guard’s mother, said, “He said he feels very well. I am proud of him, very proud of him.”

The president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, visited Johnson in the hospital and told him that he is a hero. “He said, ‘This hero business is hard work.'” Perkins also said that the Perkins added that the shooting incident would not stop the work of the organization. “We’re not going anywhere. We’re not backing up, we’re not shutting up. We have been called to speak the truth,” Perkins said. “We will not be intimidated. We will not be silenced.”

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