Amidst the immediate aftermath of last year’s shooting in Tucson, Arizona and this year’s massacre in Aurora, Colorado, some liberal media figures attempted to pin the violence on “right wing extremists,” the Tea Party, and even Sarah Palin. This, despite the fact that it was clear within a few hours of both attacks that the shooters were deranged and had no coherent political motive. Then, when the labeling failed to stick, they blamed the attacks on our “loose gun laws” put in place by conservatives.
Today, a gunman entered the building that houses the Family Research Council in Washington and attempted to gun down those working there. Thanks to the heroic actions of the security guard, Leo Johnson, the suspect was apprehended with nobody else hurt except for himself. Leo was shot in the arm before he tackled the suspect.
Here’s what we know about the attack at present. A 28-year old man reportedly named Floyd Corkins II, who volunteered at some homosexual/transgendered community center, entered the office building of the most prominent social conservative organization; he was carrying a Chick-Fil-A bag; and Fox News reports that he said the following after the security guard apprehended him: “Don’t shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for.”
How do you think the media would react if someone walked into the most prominent gay rights political organization with a Ben and Jerry’s bag (to make a statement) and said “Don’t shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for?” It would be headline news for a week and there would be calls to tamp down conservative political speech and activities. Yet, in this case, there is barely any reporting on the incident outside of Fox News and conservative media outlets.
Unlike in previous shootings, this one was clearly motivated, in part, by political convictions. Will anyone blame the Democrat politicians and media for stirring up hatred towards Chick-Fil-A and clearly inspiring this shooter to some extent? Will anyone blame the extremist defamatory Southern Poverty Law[less] Center for recently labeling FRC as a hate group? Just today, a gay rights website (I won’t link to it) posted the names of those who signed the Maryland marriage referendum petition along with their addresses. In light of the vitriolic behavior of the homosexual mafia, should we have reason for concern?
These are the questions the media would be asking if the shoe were on the other foot.
Parting question: How on earth was this individual armed with a handgun? Doesn’t he know that concealed carry is prohibited in DC? That’s what makes DC so safe.