***UPDATE: SHOOTER HAD CHICK-FIL-A*** – Hate Violence: Shooting at Family Research Council in Washington DC

A security guard named Leo Johnson took a shot in the arm but still managed to save what could have been a massacre at the Family Research Center – and it appears to be for political reasons. According to Megyn Kelly, the shooter commented on FRC policies before opening fire on the security guard.

Below is the latest report from Fox News:

I’ll update you when I get more on the story.

UPDATE: Romney responds to the shooting:

“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.”

UPDATE 2: Apparently the shooter had Chick-fil-A in his bag and said that he was doing it because he disagreed with the organization:

FOX NEWS – The suspect “made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard,” a source told Fox News. WJLA-TV7 reported the suspect was also shot. Sources also said the gunman may have been carrying a bag from Chick-fil-A, the embattled fast-food restaurant whose president came under fire from gay activists after he said he did not agree with same-sex marriage.

Sources told Fox New that after guard took away his gun, the suspect said, “Don’t shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for.”

Authorities were treating the attack as a case of domestic terrorism, although James McJunkin, the head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, said authorities do not yet know the gunman’s motive.

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  • timeout31

    Wonder if the msm will immediately put the Tea Party the blame?

    • las1

      Well the Democrat Media Complex is going to have a hard time blaming right wing extremism… but I’m sure they will work it in somehow. They could always take the angle that right-wing policies just caused a fragile soul to snap.

      It is truly a shame that our reactions to these events are now totally reshaped by the left. Reactions are now solidified permanently since the Giffords shooting. A normal reaction of shock and horror comes with a new filtering device based on the narrative dictated to us by liberals.

      • B-Funk

        They weren’t really reporting it for some time. The only real mention was the gun, of course. Fox was the first to mention anything. They’re also not releasing the name of the shooter yet, which, for purposes of justice, I’m happy about. That wouldn’t be the case, though, if this were at some liberal center. We’d know everything from his shoe size, to his best friend in kindergarten by now. /facepalm Oh yah, the Tea Party would get blamed too.

        • las1

          How right you are. The whole thing is disgusting… no mention of a shooting here in Canada either. Nothing to see here folks… lets move on.

        • Sadly, the bodycount is the issue. He only shot one person, so he won’t get as much news exposure as the right-wing gun nut from Texas who shot three people, or the veteran neo-nazi who shot six people in Wisconsin. If it bleeds, it leads.

    • Nukeman60

      The Lame Stream Media will blame the Tea Party in the exact same manner they approach Global Climate Change. If it’s too hot, it’s global warming. If it’s too cold it’s global cooling. And if the temperature is just right, it’s screwed up climate change.

      In the same manner, if a shooter is right wing, he’s a Tea Party member. If he’s left wing, he was send over the edge due to Tea Party values. And if he is unaffiliated, then the Tea Party caused an atmosphere where sane people go insane.

      Typical Media bias. Rules for Radicals – rule #17.

      • keyesforpres

        I’ve actually heard them say that real cold weather is because of global warming!

        • warpmine

          I blame the warming on thermonuclear phenomenon like the sun. Liberals blame…what else can be said, no research is ever done so a scapegoat must be found and punished. Typical fascist/socialist mentality.

          • keyesforpres

            I think this would make a great bumper sticker:

            “It’s the sun…stupid.”

        • Is_Sense_Common

          That’s why they had to relabel it as “climate change” – that way in encompasses all temperature variations, whether hot or cold, drought or flood.

        • Not so much “real cold weather”, but weather extremes. Global warming results in a net decline of temperate climates. Obviously a global average temperature increase of 2-3 degrees Farenheit is not going to bring record low temperatures in most places. We have been getting record snowfalls in the past few years, which most people *assume* is due to lower temperatures. But more often than not, slightly milder winters actually result in more snow, not less.

          Have you heard of the phrase “too cold to snow”? It’s used in the far north to refer to the blizzards that break out in the fall and spring seasons. Snow requires two things: humidity and a temperature below freezing point. Once temperatures get around 32 degrees Fahrenheit, rain turns into snow. But as temperatures sink below that, the amount of precipitation also begins to decline. The lack of heat prevents water evaporation, which lowers humidity, which makes the air dry, which prevents condensation and precipitation. It’s why much of Antarctica is technically a desert, despite being covered in a layer of snow most of the year. It receives very little rain/snowfall.

          In short, warmer winters makes for more snow, so long as local temperatures remain at or below freezing point.

  • Joe

    Mitt is quicker than quick lately!

    • warpmine

      Oh and Mitt is totally wrong on this because the left has left us no recourse other than to fight back against the tyranny. The left has proved again and again that they will travel down any road to get their preferred results.

      Soon my friends, we won’t have to talk about this hypothetically.

      • Jay

        They want to take our guns while it’s still a hypothetical.

  • MSNBC just reported that there is NO WORD on motive or whether the incident was connected to the centers activities.

    Perhaps they could get better info from FOX where they already know the shooter commented on FRC policies before opening fire on the security guard.

    • las1

      Oh that’s just FOX.. pfft! Who believe’s fox? David Alxelrod cleared up long ago that they are not really a news broadcaster. [sarc. now off]

  • johnos2112

    Folks the violence is starting from the left. How else can you define a right wing organization founded by James Dobson that is attacked? The atheists, left wingers, not religious folks are gonna come after all of us that support GOD. Ryan, by what he said the other day, is a target. These bastards are coming after us so why not just say BRING IT ON!

  • The silence from the media will be deafening.

  • MaxineCA

    Thank goodness the security guard is going to be OK. He certainly was the hero today! I’m glad they have the guy who did this in custody. It will be interesting to see if he had any affiliation with a specific group and if that group had threatened FRC in the past. Good for FRC for having security, otherwise, this could have been much, much worse.

    • Orangeone

      O’Bambi is getting out the pardon pen and Holder is figuring out how to make this a federal case so he can dismiss it.

  • cheezwhizz

    Barack Hussein, shame on you for sending your people to shoot Christians

  • nibblesyble

    My prayers are with those at the center, and especially with the hero Leo Johnson. I’m with Nuke..the media and dems will spin this anyway but the way it went down..but with Scoop and social media we can counter it!

  • “There are no coincidences.”

    There is a reason why gun sales (legally) have gone up, dramatically in some places.
    There is a reason why sales of ammunition have gone up.

    People can FEEL the violence coming. The left is famous for their “we don’t like this game, we’re taking our ball and going home” theatrics.

    They’re going to take that a step (a LARGE step) further.

    In the ’60s, they sought to use violence to enact change; they failed. So the radicals figured out that worming their way into the system might be more successful, long term. And they’ve done that.

    The election of Obama was for all the marbles. The problem (for them) was that he’s not a dictator – despite their wettest collective wet dream. And they’ve not realized the “fundamental transformation” they were hoping for – not quickly enough for them, anyway.

    And it’s all about to slip through their fingers. The progressive mask has come off, yes, but it slipped off before they were READY for it to happen. People are awake, they see who the progressives REALLY are, and they’re ready to shove them back into their radical closets.

    And in the end, the radical left will simply resort to the violence that they’ve suppressed for all these years.

    There IS a fight coming. I really think the people feel it, and these little “episodes” (today’s shooting, those people rushing the stage at Paul Ryan’s rally, OWS violence, the violence in Oakland, etc..) are only the beginning.

    I pray I am wrong and that Obama and his communist cronies leave peacefully.

    But, really, if this election is close, or even (God help us) split between the EC and the popular vote, WHO thinks Obama will meekly bid adieu? Anyone?

    • I suspect Obama will move out of the White House peacefully. The really bad times to come will be:

      First, right after the election, when the Administration will go “scorched earth” on executive orders, nasty foreign policy moves, and pardons of people like Rezko.

      Second, I thought this current summer would be one of rioting. Now I believe it will hit next summer, (and possibly a preview of it right after the elections) since they’ll have a Republican President to aim their hatred and anger toward, and to help them get fired up will be the next item…

      Third, Obama will take his massive campaign warchest leftovers on the road and donate some to hard left candidates, while engaging in a public speaking tour of continuing vicious attacks on President Romney, and another nasty race-hustling enterprise will be born to rival The Justice Brothers.

      I hope I’m wrong. I hope he decides to do the honorable thing (and really, the most important thing) and go be a Dad.

      • Jay

        I suspect 0 won’t go quietly if there is a real or manufactured crisis he can take advatage of. FDR put the Japanese Americans in camps; Wilson bypassed congress to get us into WWI; How far will 0 go with his blatant disregard of the constitution and hatred of the American dream?

        • I hate to think about it, Jay.

          But enough of us are sick of him that he can go as noisily as he wants; we’ll be sure to make him go. He can get a bunch of thugs to handle some minor nastiness, like throwing a business owner in jail, but the military doesn’t respect him enough to support any sort of martial law. Besides, martial law puts the military in charge anyway, and Obama wouldn’t give up power.

  • MaroonRepublic

    This will be interesting as if this is some left wing nut that did this for political reasons like the MSM wants and hopes that the right will do, will they run stories condemning the hate or will they say the FRC’s hate drove this poor person to act?

    • I’m betting the latter. 🙁 We don’t have a mainstream media anymore, just pom-pom shaking leftist cheer leaders. It will be the FRC that *forced* this upon itself. That’s how it will be played – if they cover it at all – just wait.

  • jdbaird

    Damn it, Washington, D.C. needs tighter gun laws… oh, I just checked they’re the tightest in the country.

    • jdbaird

      By the way that security guard needs a big time raise, it sounds like he was unarmed and he took this guy on, pretty brave dude.

    • nibblesyble

      awesome comment!

  • You mean the tea party didn’t do it??? Where’s Brian Ross with that angle?

  • PhillyCon

    I’m curious to see if this story leads any of the nightly news casts tonight. I wonder if it even makes it.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Thanks Mr. Johnson for your bravery in stopping what might have been a terrible incident by some nutcase!!! I wish you a speedy and complete recovery.

    Too bad you didn’t drill the nutcase right between his sorry eyes with your weapon!!!!

    • Orangeone

      Was the security guard even permitted to be armed? He is a true hero and got the gun away from the terrorist. True acts of heroism today but all who prevented this terrorist to take the lives of innocent Americans for working for a cause they believe in.

  • Rshill7

    People need to remember themselves and teach their children what the left is all about. What we have experienced and witnessed these past 4 years. Hopefully they will and the left will be done in this country for a long, long time.

    I smell the beginning of the end for them. They don’t seem to want to go quietly into the night. Their true colors are coming out and are being shown to the citizens of this country. They are ugly colors indeed. Good is already being called evil and evil good.

    That battle of real good and real evil has been joined. Will it stay predominantly in the realms of discourse and voting booths? I hope so. No depths are too deep for the evil side to sink to. Nothing would surprise me at this point.

    Buckle up, we might be in for a bumpy ride. Hopefully they’ll cannibalize each other rather than us as they come unglued and their inner demons rise up within them. If they come after us, they are in for a rude awakening. Will we turn the other cheek? Sure, as we reload. We will protect ourselves, and we will most definitely protect our families, so help us God.

    • MiketheMarine

      Can’t add a single thing to that.

    • jdbaird

      Good being called evil and evil good…that verse comes to my mind on a regular basis these days unfortunately.

  • MiketheMarine

    As of now, I haven’t heard anything but I’ll bet dollars to donuts that the guard is a US military Vet.

  • 911Infidel

    This is what the left wants. They want violence, but first they want what the Ca Senate is proposing…a law to disarm the people that they oppose. In the meantime, since the chickenshites couldn’t debate their way out of a wet bag of shite, they gotta use violence, intimidation and threats to make their points. Thugs and punks, that’s all they are. In a real fight they’d run home to their mommies basements. Lets see how far they want to push it. I’m sure they won’t mind if we push back. Oh wait yes they will.

    There is only one good end for tyrants. Don’t think so? Just ask Uday and Kusay.

  • Rshill7

    Surprise, surprise, a hater of Chick-Fil-A. Who would’ve thought? Me, and every other clear-thinking person in this country that’s who. We know from whence the hate comes.

  • Lets see if CNN and MNSBC would cover this leftist thug’s crime the same way they covered that neo-nazi murderer in Wisconsin.

    • Is_Sense_Common

      Oh no… They’ll claimed to have learned from their past or maybe they’ll claim to have evolved since way back then (2 weeks ago). They wouldn’t want to sully their sparkling image.

      Oops, too late.

  • kamiller42

    Are we now permitted to label every traditional marriage opponent as violent and extreme? That’s what anti-lifers do when a pro-lifer does something equally stupid, paint with a broad brush.

  • Will the mainstream media frantically search to see if the gunman is a member of the Democratic Party? After all, in Colorado ABC News was looking for a Tea Party connection (as usual), but you never seem to see the mainstream media searching to see if a gunman is a liberal Democrat. If the gunman IS a liberal Democrat, then are all liberal Democrats psychotic terrorists bent on shooting people? Well, if you use the mainstream media’s logice when it comes to profiling Tea Party members, the answer is yes. The fools.

    • I had the same thought as you on ABC. Didn’t steal it. Promise.

      • Is_Sense_Common

        It happens… great minds think alike 🙂

  • chatterbox365

    If this were a right leaning radical that opened fired on a LGBT organization the media would go apr sh*t.

    I hope this is all over the news…people need to see what the left is all about. Many of them are a bunch of rabid dogs.

    God Bless that security guard for putting himself at risk to save other innocent people. I hope he was able to thumb on the shooter a bit. I wonder which low-life ACLU card carrying defense attorney will help this clown out.

  • Thank God there was a law abiding citizen[security guard] with a gun to stop this attacker.

    Second, it will be fascinating to watch the media handle this shooting. Will ABC find out if he was a Democrat via google? Right!

    Thirdly, I think the Dems are figuring out that they are in trouble and a comfortable victory isn’t in the cards. Which means they are going to go the chaotic-hectic route. Thats a nice way of saying this is going to be the scariest summer-fall in modern American history. Batton down the hatches, we are in for a bumby ride. Beginning with the “Put you in chains”, they have started the ball rolling. I expect more marches with gavels and giddy smiles coming from the Dems trying to goat us. I expect the mobbing to begin again. The anarchists to have a field day during the conventions. And Republicans speechs to be constantly interupted.

    Will this atmosphere setup a potential fake attack on a Democrat setting up the Tea Party? Or just make little old white ladies afraid to go vote on election day? Not sure.

  • Rocco11

    The Left is a violent mob.

  • Noindex

    Will this guy be charged with a hate crime?

  • LongbowPilot

    Good thing libs don’t know how to shoot.

    • chatterbox365

      and when the security guard takes the gun away, this POS lib begs him not to shoot. I think the guard should have shot him just to send a message to the left.

  • B-Funk

    It’s amazing how bad the thing we call the MSM really is. They weren’t even reporting anything but the gun for the longest time. The FRC wasn’t mentioned until about 3pm eastern. That guard, by the way, is my hero! What a stud! I’d like to shake his hand some day.

  • MaxineCA

    UPDATE: (AP) WASHINGTON – A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of a Christian lobbying group had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.


    • LongbowPilot

      Good thing he had a limp wrist, or he might have killed the security guard.

  • He must be a Tea Party member. The President says the Tea Partiers are clinging to their guns and bibles, so he must belong to the Tea Party, right?

  • oldguyjustsayin

    Since when does the FBI consider motive in the classification of crimes such as this? It is clear that this incident is nothing more than “workplace violence”, just as the Ft Hood incident was classified. Oh…. it is starting to become clear: If you shout “Allahu Akbar” before opening fire, then it makes it “workplace violence” and if you are carrying a Chick-Fil-A bag you must have something to do with the Tea Party and then it is domestic terrorism…. I see now, was momentarily confused

  • aZjimbo

    Domestic terrorism? What the hell was Ft Hood then? A day at the park?

  • Sober_Thinking

    I wonder if he was a plant… an operative or something.

    I won’t jump to conclusions… but if he’s angry with Chik-Fil-A, then this is a good illustration at how unhinged the left has become.

  • This is a very sad story. What makes it even worse is the disturbing language from those who claim to be Christians who despises the FRC. It was not hard to miss on FB during the Chick-fil-A thing where they demonized FRC’s position calling it “center of HATE” in regard to homosexuality. These are men and women who have claimed to be a Christian.

    And now a LGBT volunteer (activist?) goes directly to FRC which was mischaracterized “hating the gays”. Where are these people apologizes for their abusive language? As long as we allow others to control the language of the debate, it is only going to get worse. The Republican party is receiving a lot of pressure to support the “normalization” of homosexuality.

    I am still trying to figure out what gives the 5-7% of the population so much power.

  • MiketheMarine

    What do you know? An actual shooting motivating by politics and it is a LEFT WING, GAY liberal.


  • WordsFailMe

    This stooge is gong to get a lot more opportunity to support G’s in the incarcerated LGBT community. Hope his knees are good and strong. He’s already demonstrated that he can’t fight and when he’s on his back, he begs for mercy.

    He could have simply come out of the closet but instead his going to get lifetime membership the Black Panther White Bitch Society.

  • xiaoxiaobin746