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Family Research Council Shooter ID'ed as Floyd Corkins: PHOTO


The shooter at the Family Research Council headquarters has been identified as Flord Corkins, 28, of Herndon, Virginia.

TPM reports:

As of late Wednesday afternoon, officials with the FBI, the Metropolitan Police Department and the Family Research Council would not confirm the reports that the suspect expressed his displeasure with the FRC’s opposition to gay marriage. Law enforcement officials said the matter was still under investigation and it was too early to speak to the individual’s motivation.

The incident could be handled as an incident of domestic terrorism depending on the suspect’s motivations, an FBI spokeswoman told reporters on the scene.

NBC and ABC7 identified him as 28-year-old Floyd Corkins of Virginia. Fox News obtained photos of the man, apparently taken by a witness, that show the suspect in handcuffs and his bloody shirt fully unbuttoned.

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  1. If I had to make a snap judgment based on that pic.....I'd said let's wait until we know more.

    Posted by: Bingo | Aug 15, 2012 5:36:12 PM

  2. He only has 12 friends on Facebook.

    Obviously a crazy person!

    Posted by: endo | Aug 15, 2012 5:41:04 PM

  3. "He only has 12 friends on Facebook.

    Obviously a crazy person!"

    LOL. Number of Facebook friends tells you everything you need to know about somebody, right?

    Of course, what really drives ENDO crazy is the idea of a gay man actually having some balls for a change, rather than being the limp-wristed cowardly pseudo-woman that he is.......

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 15, 2012 5:44:14 PM

  4. Equating a deranged lunatic shooting people with courage is all you need to know about Rick.

    Posted by: endo | Aug 15, 2012 5:48:55 PM

  5. If there's going to be a violent revolution, can't we at least get a cuter person to be the revolution's face?

    Posted by: John | Aug 15, 2012 5:49:36 PM

  6. Let's see how they spin this. Someone attacking a conservative organization.
    MMMMMMMMMM. Is he a liberal or another conservative "nutcase", or just plain crazy. I say the media will spin it to say he was nuts, because afterall there couldn't possibly be a gun toting liberal against a conservative organization. Only the other way around. But you can bet the media on both sides will spin it for their own side.
    Now.. have at it... I can take your hateful
    attacks because I know I'm right. The news media (on both sides) is the most dangerous thing we face in this nation.

    Posted by: Iwontgrowup | Aug 15, 2012 5:53:04 PM

  7. @Rick...haven't you died yet dear? I'm still waiting.

    Posted by: PAUL B. | Aug 15, 2012 5:53:17 PM

  8. So, attempted murder of a Christian security guard may be domestic terrorism, but shooting up a theatre, liberal's politicians event, or a Sikh temple is not? Yeah, there's no bias there.

    Posted by: yuninv | Aug 15, 2012 5:55:32 PM

  9. It's sad that a security guard was wounded, he was just doing his job. I don't approve of what this gun man did, but I understand, and had he managed to get to his intended targets, I wouldn't had felt bad. They're the ones who declared war, not us. It is what it is. Let's not forget that the "Family Research Council" is a hate group.

    Posted by: MJDNOLA504 | Aug 15, 2012 5:55:55 PM

  10. Rick is once again spouting off about the effeminate gay man. Get over it already! Weren't you also the one making a bunch of assumptions about the Colorado shooter? How is your investigation going there Columbo? There is no excuse to go shooting people (especially when other people who might have nothing to do with his issues may get hurt or killed) - at all.

    ENDO: since when did Facebook become the standard to which we judge people's sanity, or even value in this world? Believe it or not, there are lots of people who aren't even on Facebook! It's not the be-all and end-all of society. Geeze.

    Posted by: WHAT? | Aug 15, 2012 5:58:22 PM

  11. I KNEW it. I never really thought DerekInPhilly lived in Philly!

    Posted by: Alleged. | Aug 15, 2012 5:58:23 PM

  12. @WHAT?: I was of course kidding about Facebook. Hence the exclamation point.

    Posted by: endo | Aug 15, 2012 6:02:34 PM

  13. @Yuninv: where does it say the security guard was christian? Many security guards who guard office buildings usually work for a private security company that is contracted to do the work. Where did you get your info?

    Posted by: WHAT? | Aug 15, 2012 6:03:00 PM

  14. Oh, I'm sorry I didn't get the universally recognized sign of joking: the exclamation point. Maybe a "ha ha" or even "lol" would have made your point (pun intended!!!). Sarcasm.

    Posted by: WHAT? | Aug 15, 2012 6:05:29 PM

  15. looks like one of them, not one of us..... so Im leaning towards he confused frc with hrc

    Posted by: say what | Aug 15, 2012 6:13:40 PM

  16. "Rick" is an effeminate gay man.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Aug 15, 2012 6:14:32 PM

  17. LOL. Right-wingers are reading the comments here, from towleroad's twitter link. They'll of course use them for their agenda, and castigate all gay men as evil. Although, we don't even know what this Floyd Corkins nut is all about. And he is a nut. Just like the FRC weirdos and their supporters except on the opposite side of the political spectrum, this man does something irrational out of hate. Now, of course, the hate towards this hate group FRC is completely warranted, but gun violence isn't the answer, although another nut, RICK, seems to believe it is.

    What I think we all do know is that the picture above is certainly not very flattering in the least.

    Posted by: Francis | Aug 15, 2012 6:17:24 PM

  18. PleasebestraightPleasebestraightPleasebestraightPleasebestraightPleasebestraightPleasebestraightPleasebestraightPleasebestraight...

    Posted by: Cameron Johnson | Aug 15, 2012 6:32:36 PM

  19. @IWONTGROWUP, nope, they're not spinning it that he's nuts. The Christianist media is already spinning it as more of the VIOLENT BULLYING we homofascists inflict on poor Christians all the time as part of our gay agenda.

    Because we all know how the gays continuously violently assault Christians for their beliefs -- remember when that nice Christian boy Matthew Shepherd was crucified to a fence by the gays? Remember the time that young boy Lawrence King was shot by a gay classmate for being Christian? No? Because it never f***ing happens.

    Posted by: Strepsi | Aug 15, 2012 6:34:11 PM

  20. Sorry guys but I wouldn't apologize for this incident, after all its the family research council thats been spreading hate, lies and promoting bullying and even the assaulting of LGBTQ people. It's time they got a taste of their own medicine, I'm tired of being treated like a door mat.

    Posted by: mike ramon | Aug 15, 2012 6:48:19 PM

  21. When did the tenor of T-road get so idiotic?

    The media gets 'played' daily; even the mention of Marriage Equality in this snippet is inappropriate.

    They say, 'officials could not confirm' It's a bit like asking if you still beat your wife.

    And, even if he were motivated by his (easily understood) displeasure of FRC, he's still craZy, because rational people don't attack offices to win people over to their position... liberal or conservative.

    Now grow up.

    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Aug 15, 2012 6:53:37 PM

  22. Have you all noted the red, white and blue shorts?

    Posted by: Gal_Friday | Aug 15, 2012 7:00:28 PM

  23. @Rick My sympathies are always with you. :)

    Posted by: Alejo | Aug 15, 2012 7:03:39 PM

  24. @WHAT?: In addition to the exclamation mark, you may also have noted the absurdity of the comment.

    Clearly, your reading skills are questionable.

    Posted by: endo | Aug 15, 2012 7:10:50 PM

  25. I bet there will be no discussion of gun control in this situation...

    and ENDO, the best way to view one's popularity is KLOUT, not facebook!!!!!!!! (I'm also joking)

    the whole hate crime thing is leaving a sour taste in my mouth... while I am anti violence for every situation, and god knows what has happened here, this compares to nothing with the Wisconsin shooting...

    Posted by: V-8 | Aug 15, 2012 7:14:03 PM

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