Family Research Council shooter pleads guilty, intended to kill ‘as many as possible’

Floyd Corkins today pleaded guilty to charges of interstate transportation of a firearm, assault with intent to kill and committing an act of terrorism in connection with the shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C., last August. That shooting injured Leo Johnson, who wrestled Corkins to the ground, preventing what could have been a massacre.

CBS News reports that Corkins told FBI agents he wanted to “kill as many as possible” to “make a statement against the people who work in that building … and with their stance against gay rights and Chick-fil-A.” As Twitchy reported, Corkins was carrying 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches in a bag when he was subdued; at a hearing he admitted he intended to smear the sandwiches in the faces of his victims.

In a statement following the shooting, Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins alleged that the Southern Poverty Law Center had given Corkins a license to shoot by listing the FRC as a hate group on its website. The SPLC at the time called the claim “outrageous,” but Corkins acknowledged in a hearing that he had indeed visited the SPLC’s website, which identified the FRC to him as “an anti-gay organization.”

Any comment from the Southern Poverty Law Center? Not yet.

  • tjcuzns

    I wonder what they will say? We never had any intent for anyone to get harmed. We just felt we had an obligation to inform the public…etc. Surely we can not be held responsible for the actions of one deranged individual…Blah..Blah..Blah.

    • ForTheRepublic

      “What difference does it make if someone got shot? There’s a HATE GROUP out there!”

  • Tangchung

    Best news of the day is SPLC speechless.

    • Garth Haycock

      I wouldn’t say speechless. Rather, the SPLC is exercising the 5th Amendment.

  • Zane Henry

    the SPLC is a terrorist organization, plain and simple. If no overt racism exists, they’ll gin it up for you. No evil militias in your community? The SPLC will fund them into existence. Dispicable.

    • BeyondPolls

      You said it. Time to demagogue them like liberals demagogue the NRA>

  • Joe_in_Jersey

    Wonder when/if they’ll change their name to, the Southern Poverty Hate Center?

  • Frustrated Teacher

    Does this mean that tomorrow in Florida they will be inspiring hate against something ELSE? Hey, it’s what they do!

  • BeyondPolls


  • Silenttype78

    SPLC also inspires black on white crime….
    Guess thats ok since black on white crime isnt considered a hate crime.

  • Jack Deth

    So, the SPLC found a sap to pull off a multiple hit against an organization they percieve as evil?

    And the end result was Mission Fail?

    Can’t wait to see the puppets spin and pirouette to their masters’ touch.

    • $23629333

      A la the Religion of Peace, the portsiders are winding up loons and aiming them at their opposition. Remember when the so-called “Alaska mafia” brought Sarah Palin’s stalker to Alaska – after posting a map of her Wasilla home on the Internet?

      Sure wish someone would give them a taste of their own medicine.

  • $23629333

    Someday, the folks opposite the portside will follow suit and – a la the Religion of Peace – wind up loons and aim them at the other side. Does the SPLC have a Leo Johnson?

  • roccolore

    For a group with “Poverty” in their name, the SPLC makes a nice living.

  • $30423294

    Since they haven’t held their press conference yet, there is still time for me to predict they will double down.

    Leftists — as history attests — do not change course, they don’t admit their reckless errors. They attack their enemies with renewed cruelty. They are incapable of humility.

  • Rulz

    ANOTHER disturbed left-wing shooter??

  • $21367552

    Conservative nutjob logic: Calling homosexuals a bunch of pedophiles hellbent on destroying America (as the FRC has done) = totally ok.

    Cataloguing verbatim quotes of those comments by spokespersons of various groups and having the audacity to call those groups hate groups =”you guys are the real haters and responsible for the FRC shooting”.

    Umm, ok.