Washington, DC – Floyd Corkins, the gunman who allegedly shot a security guard in an attempted attack on the Family Research Council last August, has pleaded guilty to several criminal offenses.
As The Inquisitrpreviously reported, Corkins, 28, entered the FRC lobby on August 15 and pulled his 9 mm Sig Sauer pistol from his backpack and pointed it at Leo Johnson. Corkins was able to squeeze a shot off, hitting Johnson in the arm, but the security guard managed to wrestle the gun away from the would-be killer and restrain him until polive arrived.
According to CBS News, left-wing activist Corkins intended a politically motivated mass killing at the headquarters of the group that advocates for traditional values:
“[Corkins] acknowledged in a plea agreement that he intended to shoot and kill as many people as possible at the Family Research Council headquarters and then target other advocacy groups that oppose gay marriage if he wasn’t stopped.
“Corkins intended to smear the sandwiches in the faces of his victims to make a statement about gay rights opponents, a prosecutor said during a hearing in the case Wednesday. Chick-fil-A was making headlines at the time because of its president’s opposition to gay marriage.”
ABC News reports on the Corkins guilty plea on three charges:
“Corkins pleaded guilty to three charges: interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition, assault with intent to kill while armed and act of terrorism while armed, a charge based on the shooting being intended to intimidate anyone who is associated with or supports the Family Research Council and other organizations that oppose gay marriage.”
ABC also reported that “Corkins also acknowledged that he considered making a bomb but didn’t have the patience to do it.”
Floyd Corkins is scheduled to be sentenced in connection with the Family Research Council shooting on April 29.