Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Yet Another Shooting

Via the Washington Post:

A security guard at the Family Research Council was shot and wounded Wednesday morning after a scuffle with a man who expressed disagreement with the group’s conservative views in the lobby of the group’s headquarters in downtown Washington, authorities said.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the shooter walked into the lobby of the building at about 10:45 and was confronted by the security guard as if the guard were asking him where he was going.

The man then took out a gun and opened fire on the guard, Lanier said. The guard and others wrestled the man to the ground, disarmed him and waited for police, she said. The guard was then taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, the chief said. FBI officials said the guard was shot in the arm.

The FRC is the well-known anti-gay lobbying organization, and of course there are those who are claiming the shooter was there to demonstrate his feelings about their work. But as of yet, no one knows his motive, so speculation is just that: speculation.

Shootings like this are horrific no matter where they happen, regardless of the politics or beliefs of the group being attacked. An attack on the FRC is just as bad as an attack on a mosque, a gay bar, or an abortion clinic, and anyone who qualifies their condemnation of this shooting because of what the FRC stands for is a flaming hypocrite.