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FRC Shooter Pleasds Guilty, Intended To “Smother” Victims’ Faces With Chick-fil-A

floyd-corkinsFloyd Lee Corkins II, the man who shot an unarmed guard at the Family Research Council’s headquarters back in August, pleaded guilty to three felony charges on Wednesday in federal court, where new details about his plan emerged.

Corkins was charged with a federal charge of transporting a firearm and ammunition across state lines as well as D.C. charges of assault with intent to kill and committing an act of terrorism while armed.

Days before the FRC shooting, Corkins had obtained a gun and had it modified to be “more effective” with the intention of targeting organizations he viewed as anti-gay. According to newly released court documents, Corkins wanted to kill “as many people as possible.”

The Washington Post reports:

Corkins, who told the judge Wednesday that he is taking medication and being treated for “severe depression,” was so angry at the anti-gay-marriage positions of the Family Research Council and the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A that he devised a scheme involving both.

Corkins, who had volunteered at a gay community center in Northwest, told FBI agents that his goal was to target people opposed to same-sex marriage and “smother Chick-fil-A sandwiches in their faces,” according to a plea agreement he signed in December. He had bought 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches the day before, an apparent symbol of his antipathy for the head of the fast-food chain, who had recently spoken out against same-sex marriage.

According to court documents, Corkins had been thinking about “perpetrating similar violence” for years and had “initially wanted to make a bomb, but did not have the patience to do it.”

Corkins told FBI agents that he identified the FRC using the Southern Poverty Law Center, which labels the organization as a hate group. The day after the shooting, FRC president Tony Perkins suggested that the SPLC had given Corkins a “license to perpetrate this act of violence.” On Wednesday, Perkins claimed his comments were validated by Corkins’ admission.

An SPLC spokeswoman, however, argued that they never listed the FRC’s address on its website and that Perkins’ group deserves the label as it claims, among other things, that pedophilia is a “homosexual problem.”

Corkins could face up to 30 years in prison on each of the two local charges and up to 10 years on the federal charge. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 29.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Though the thought of a coroner pulling chicken bits out of the nasal cavities of FRC’ers is humorous, we can get our point across without resorting to violence. These wads will be there own demise. Their own words will follow them for life.

      Feb 8, 2013 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ron Jackson

      Good grief! Correct the horrid spelling error in the title.

      Feb 8, 2013 at 11:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Badger88

      @1EqualityUSA: Really? You find humor in imagining massacred victims with chicken sandwiches smeared in their faces? While the FRC might be a hateful group, you are a sick son of a bitch.

      Feb 8, 2013 at 11:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA

      Badger88, You make a good point, now that it’s worded like that.

      Feb 8, 2013 at 11:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GreatGatsby2011

      “He had bought 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches the day before”

      So he financially supported a company the he claims to abhor? No matter what he intended to do with the sandwiches, where’s the logic in that?

      Though, since the guy is batsh*t crazy, I suppose logic didn’t play a big part is his plan to use violence to spread a message of tolerance.

      Feb 8, 2013 at 11:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BJ McFrisky

      Evidence for more gun control! No—wait—fewer armed guards! No—wait—well shit, there must be some political agenda the Left can exploit this tragedy for. I know: Chick-fil-A sandwiches can now be declared assault weapons and made illegal. Yes! Thank you, Floyd Corkins and Adam Lanza, for bringing to light through your evil the true injustices of the mean-old world.

      Feb 8, 2013 at 11:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion

      Very sad. Violence does not bring about justice or understanding.

      Feb 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      Everything about this case has screamed “Agent Provocateur”, sadly the use of patsies is an atypical tactic of the right.

      Feb 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra

      Something about this is so incredibly fishy, and for once it’s not the smell coming from Tony Jerkoff’s unwashed and horribly wrinkled cünt face.
      The FRC is undoubtedly behind this

      Feb 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erics

      @Ron Jackson: haha yes, Queerty needs a (new) copy editor

      Feb 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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