Security Guard Shot in Arm at Lobbying Group (FRC)

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  1. 184550 Guest

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    NY Times

    If I felt strongly enough to go and shoot someone over something, I'd at least make sure I shot someone affiliated with said cause/ group. :rolleyes:
     
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    Looks like he had materials relating to Chick-fil-A.

    Politico

     
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    Looks like we need more info on this guy's motives...
     
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    At least he didn't kill anybody, but still horrible. And more proof that it's way to easy for crazy people to get ahold of guns in this country.
     
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    Read about this earlier today, but was too busy at work to post. This is terrible. I would like to know what he said though. They should just release that info.
     
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    I like how the guard managed to subdue the gunman after being shot in the arm. Nicely done. He deserves a raise at the very least.
     
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    Some of the comments in that article make me weep for humanity...
     
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    It's not really smart to walk into a right-wing organization with a gun considering many of them probably have guns of their own to defend themselves with.

    While I would be the first person to condemn FRC's very anti-gay agenda, no one deserves to be shot up in the place of their employment. Interestingly the Southern Poverty Law Center who has put FRC on their hate group list, is now under attack saying that position is what led to this incident.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/15/southern-poverty-law-center-takes-heat-after-d-c-shooting/
     
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    Whatever. They got that designation because of their actions. What this was caused by was a crazy person.

    Interesting that it's other hate groups who are attacking SPLC. Don't like the designation? Clean up your act. These are people who have advocated kidnapping gay people's children. They aren't exactly nice folks.
     
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    I can only guess at how much longer and full of outrage this thread would already be had the shooter been depicted as a Tea Party member, or anyone from the right for that matter. I'll put the over/under at 6 pages. I really hope this guy is prosecuted as a domestic terrorist.

    15 sandwiches, 2 extra magazines, and 50 spare rounds.
    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/fbi-frc-shooter-had-15-chick-fil-sandwiches
     
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    I'm surprised it hasn't happened sooner, TBH. The FRC has made threats to take gay people's kids, amongst other things. That it hasn't been happening more often is more surprising than anything. When you threaten people's kids, you're really asking for it.

    Was this wrong? YES. However, we aren't the people going after people's rights or advocating kidnapping their children, are we?
     
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    I wonder what the sandwiches were for? :confused:

    Was he going to 'execute' them in front of everyone? :p
     
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    That's what's really weird. Why did he buy sandwiches form Chick-Fil-A? Was he gonna sit down and have lunch with everybody, then shoot them?
     
  15. dime21, Aug 16, 2012
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    No, it wasn't. This was a militant homosexual extremist. Interesting how you so quickly write them off as "crazy" when this murderer's motives are so clearly defined!

    http://wtop.com/109/2994515/Alleged-shooter-I-dont-like-your-politics

    Corkins lived with his parents in Herndon and had recently been volunteering at a D.C. community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He told the guard words to the effect of, "I don't like your politics" and pulled a handgun from his backpack, according to an FBI affidavit.

    It's a political lobbying group. They didn't threaten anybody or their kids. Do you understand what a political lobbying group does?

    And really, they were "asking for it"? So when you disagree with someone's politics, they are "asking" to get shot?? :rolleyes: Your comments are disgusting and really show your true colors lee.
     
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    I have been wondering where the violent leftist faction had gone to.

    Maybe it's a trend.

    Obviously, the answer is more guns.
     
  17. dime21 macrumors 6502

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    Right, because the gun acted autonomously and shot a man. It wasn't a militant homosexual. The gun was the brains behind this operation. Let the man go free, it's the gun who should be arrested and thrown in jail. LMAO.
     
  18. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    I'm a bit confused by your post.

    Maybe the sense of it was drowned out by the maniacal laughter
     
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    One of the articles I saw said he was trying to pose as an intern fetching lunch or something, I'm guessing as a way to get past security. I hope he realizes he just let Dan Cathy donate an extra $0.05 to some anti-gay cause.

    Can you prove he's gay? You're not really helping, and you detract from your real point, when you start driveling.
     
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    Oh dimey- you really don't keep up with the news, do you? Brian Fischer of FRC just said this:

    http://www.examiner.com/article/bryan-fischer-condones-kidnapping-children-of-gay-parents
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-s...-a-traditional-christian-value_b_1762346.html

    You call that political advocacy? I call that a threat.

    Anyone who threatens someone's children is asking for trouble. I never said anyone deserved to be shot. I even said it was very wrong. Way to read and comprehend. BTW- we still don't know much about this guy, so why don't you cool your jets until we do?

    Yeah, that made no sense. Not the brightest bulb on the tree for sure.
     
  21. mcrain, Aug 16, 2012
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    This guy was clearly a nut who shouldn't have had a gun. I would guess opinions on gun restrictions won't change a bit because of this. The big difference is that I'm not aware of a relatively mainstream active campaign of inciting people against the anti-homosexual right-wingers.

    Everyone knows there are people out there who are not all 100% in their mental capacity, which is why it is never wise to use rhetoric that makes people "hate" other people. I hear conservatives call liberals names on an almost daily basis. Socialist, communist, extreme, etc... These aren't just random weirdos, but guys like Hannity, Rush, O'Reilly, Coulter, the new VP candidate, just about every GOP primary candidate... you see my point?
     
  22. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Don't you mean inappropriate?

    Even as bad as the `publicans have been, they still shouldn't be called fascists.

    That's just mean.

    :(
     
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    You're right, that's why I deleted that. I was trying to put forth a false equivelence, but I'm not as good at that as the 'publicans.
     
  24. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Don't you hate it when somebody quotes your post before you have a chance to delete the emotional bits?

    I know I do.

    ;)
     
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    Can you show me where they are called a hate group on SPLC's website? I cant find them called a hate group in their site - anti-gay watch yes, hate group no.

    Regardless any calls for a reduction in rhetoric from the FRC should start with them - thats what got them on the watch list, not their beliefs, but their continued miss-use of statistics and lies used to stigmatize LGBT people.
     

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