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5-Year FRC Shooting Anniversary Offers a Study in Presidential Reactions to Hate Crimes

5-Year FRC Shooting Anniversary Offers a Study in Presidential Reactions to Hate Crimes

By Mollie Hemingway | The Federalist

Today, is the five-year anniverary of the Family Research Council shooting in Washington DC.

On August 15, 2012, Floyd Lee Corkins entered the Family Research Council’s building in downtown DC. Leo Johnson, the building manager for the Family Research Council, was at the front desk that morning. After asking him to produce identification, Corkins began rummaging through his bag, which contained 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches. Corkins was also carrying a 9mm handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition.

Johnson walked around the desk to see what Corkins was doing, and Corkins quickly raised his gun and “stated words to the effect of ‘I don’t like your politics,'” according to an FBI affidavit. Johnson immediately charged Corkins, who fired twice, hitting Johnson’s left forearm.

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