While the FBI says it’s investigating the shooting in the lobby of a national conservative organization in Washington Wednesday as a potential hate crime, experts say the shooting suspect does not fit the typical profile of someone involved in such violence.
Floyd Lee Corkins, who allegedly shot a security officer after saying, “I don’t like your politics,” was characterized, in an affidavit released Thursday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as a strong supporter of gay rights. The shooting took place at the Family Research Council, a conservative think tank known for its opposition to gay marriage and abortion rights.
Mr. Corkins, a volunteer at a community center for gays, held “strong opinions with respect to those he believes do not treat homosexuals in a fair manner,” the FBI affidavit quoted his parents as saying.
You can’t make this stuff up. What is the typical profile of a shooter? Is it the Obama voter who massacred a movie theatre in Aurora? Is it the Muslim who massacred an army base in Texas? Is it the Discovery Channel eco-whacko shooter? Is it the eco-whacko Unabomber?
And then they move seamlessly from the gay terrorist story, to a discussion of gay rights.
Articles like this remind me why the press has become the worst enemy of freedom.