Early yesterday morning a young man from Virginia, posing as an intern, shot a security guard at the Family Research Council office in Washington D.C. The guard’s name is Leo Johnson and he was let out of surgery late last night and is doing well. Leo took a bullet to the arm as he, along with others guards, apprehended the shooter named Floyd Lee Corkins II.
According to an FBI intel report, the shooter was carrying “a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol, two additional magazines loaded with ammunition and an additional box of 50 rounds of ammunition when he came into the building”.
According to reports Floyd said before shooting, “I don’t like your politics”.
While yesterday was an eventful day to say the least, the widespread support from pro-life advocates across the world for the Family Research Council has been wonderful to see. Mainstream media hardly covered the shooting with only small clips on one or two of the main news channels.
Mitt Romney was quick to respond to the shooter and said, “I am appalled by the shooting today at the offices of the Family Research Council in our nation’s capital. There is no place for such violence in our society. My prayers go out to the wounded security guard and his family, as well as all the people at the Family Research Council whose sense of security has been shattered by today’s horrific events.”
Furthermore, President Obama responded hours later, after regular business hours by saying,
“this type of violence has no place in our society.”
My thoughts go out to the Johnson family as Leo recovers. May we all continue to support this family after Leo Johnson’s heroic actions of protecting the staff at the Family Research Council.
For the Dignity of the Born and Unborn,