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Breaking: Shooting at Family Research Council office in DC
The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 08/15/2012 9:09:28 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot

Two people, including one security guard, were shot at the office of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., this morning.

“The police are investigating this incident,” said FRC President Tony Perkins in a statement on the shooting. “Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.”

The shooter was also reportedly shot, according to a local news report, which notes that the FBI is at the scene.

The Family Research Council is a socially-conservative non-profit that participates in cultural debates about abortion, traditional marriage, and religious liberty.


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1 posted on 08/15/2012 9:09:38 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I was wondering when the leftards would start shooting.


2 posted on 08/15/2012 9:11:29 AM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Good Lord!


3 posted on 08/15/2012 9:11:42 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Another liberal nut gone over the edge with mental derangement?


4 posted on 08/15/2012 9:11:56 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

This story won’t see the light of day on the dinosaur media.


5 posted on 08/15/2012 9:12:32 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Impossible. There are no guns in DC.


6 posted on 08/15/2012 9:13:27 AM PDT by TankerKC (If Mitt Romney is elected, everyone in the US will die!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Family Research Council was founded by James Dobson of Focus on the Family.

Gary Bauer, who ran for president in 2000 (?) ran the organization for a decade or so.

Prayers for everyone.


7 posted on 08/15/2012 9:15:01 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: Palmetto Patriot

And miles to go before I sleep.


8 posted on 08/15/2012 9:15:10 AM PDT by real saxophonist (Proud to have been beat up and shot by the late Paul Gomez. RIP, 'Gnomez'.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

The left hates the FRC.


9 posted on 08/15/2012 9:15:10 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

The violent communist sodomite democrats have been telling their deranged followers for weeks that the family research council is a “hate group” supported by the evil Chick-fil-a.


10 posted on 08/15/2012 9:15:42 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Per 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.

Authorities were treating the attack as a case of domestic terrorism.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/15/guard-at-family-research-council-shot/#ixzz23dGanuJi


11 posted on 08/15/2012 9:20:19 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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Breaking: Shooting at Family Research Council office in DC

How is that possible? Criminals can't buy guns in this country! There's a Brady Background Check!

/SARC

12 posted on 08/15/2012 9:22:52 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (My game is disruption. I will use lethal force --my vote-- in self-defense against Obama.)
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13 posted on 08/15/2012 9:23:31 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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14 posted on 08/15/2012 9:25:50 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Tea Party extremists are at it again.


15 posted on 08/15/2012 9:26:25 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Palmetto Patriot

WASHINGTON — A security guard for a conservative Christian lobbying group has been shot in the arm.

Police say the shooting happened Wednesday morning at the headquarters of the Family Research Council and that one person has been taken into custody. The FBI is also responding. The motive of the shooting was unclear.

The guard is conscious and breathing.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/security-guard-shot-in-arm-in-downtown-dc/2012/08/15/3e6766a4-e6f3-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_story.html


16 posted on 08/15/2012 9:28:05 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Palmetto Patriot

When will the Southern Poverty Law Center list the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “hate group”.


17 posted on 08/15/2012 9:29:39 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Palmetto Patriot

To answer your question: NO, they won’t go quietly. It wouldn’t surprise me if they try something at the RNC, or when any GOP politician shows up anywhere.

Some say bring cameras.

I say: We’re at war, people. Its time our side started acting like it.


18 posted on 08/15/2012 9:30:04 AM PDT by jimjohn
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Well, at least they got that right, since that is the definition of domestic terrorism.


19 posted on 08/15/2012 9:30:21 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Thanks to Joe Biden.


20 posted on 08/15/2012 9:30:21 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ilgipper

A security guard at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C., was shot in the arm by a gunman who sources said expressed disagreement with the conservative group’s policy positions.

The guard, who was not identified, was conscious after the shooting and was being treated. The shooting occurred in the Chinatown neighborhood Wednesday morning. The gunman was apprehended and was being questioned by the FBI, sources said.

The suspect “made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard,” a source told Fox News.

Authorities were treating the attack as a case of domestic terrorism.

“The police are investigating this incident,” Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said. “Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/15/guard-at-family-research-council-shot/#ixzz23dJcveLk


21 posted on 08/15/2012 9:31:48 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: blueunicorn6
Thanks to Joe Biden.

Someone that didn't want to be re-chained?
22 posted on 08/15/2012 9:32:20 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I think that Joe is going to get dumped. The Dems took a look at their polling data after this weekend and told Joe to jump under the bus so they can bring Hillary on board.


23 posted on 08/15/2012 9:32:32 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Palmetto Patriot

"Oh please, Gaia, PLEASE, let it be a Tea Party member! Let George and I find his name on their roster, please Gaia!"


24 posted on 08/15/2012 9:32:51 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Officer Araz Alali confirmed to POLITICO that one security guard, an adult male, was shot in the arm at approximately 10:50 a.m. and was conscious and breathing after the shooting. He was transported to a local hospital.

Alali said one suspect is in custody in connection with the shooting and the investigation is ongoing. There is no motive in the case yet, Alali said.

The FBI is also investigation the shooting and an evidence response team is on the scene now, FBI public affairs specialist Rebecca Callahan told POLITICO. A suspect is in custody, she said, but while the investigation continues it is too early to determine the person’s connection with the FRC.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79746.html#ixzz23dK4fDYx


25 posted on 08/15/2012 9:33:23 AM PDT by kcvl
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This is the type of thing that could end up being a GIGANTIC killjoy for the Obama campaign. Indeed, in one of the last chapters of Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild, Michelle Malkin expressed serious concern that some on the Left might take things into their own hands. In short, I hope both Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan have a LOT of security around them!
26 posted on 08/15/2012 9:37:12 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: MeganC; All

Do NOT think that the MSNBC Klux Klan is going to take Obama’s EPIC defeat quietly. These people are mentally unstable to begin with!!

These useful liberal idiots have been manipulated and lied to, for years, and they aren’t going to take this quietly, I fear.

And the blame can be placed DIRECTLY at the feet of Obama and his Soros-financed cronies.


27 posted on 08/15/2012 9:37:41 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

FRC is on the The Southern Poverty Law Center list of hate groups IIRC. Along with the KKK, skinheads and Nazis.

Don’t worry, the MSM will ignore this.


28 posted on 08/15/2012 9:37:56 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (EAT MOR CHIKIN)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I blame Obama and the Black Panthers!


29 posted on 08/15/2012 9:39:09 AM PDT by MaxMax
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Oh my. I felt sick when I saw the headline here. I hope the guard recovers ASAP.


30 posted on 08/15/2012 9:40:37 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Huh. Just because Fox News says this doesn’t make it true. I WISH authorities would treat this as domestic terrorism.

But I won’t hold my breath.


31 posted on 08/15/2012 9:41:47 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

A day after Biden said “they’re gonna put ya’ll back in chains.”

Just imagine if the roles were reversed.

Romney says what Biden said. A right winger (the next day) shoots up a Planned Parenthood.

The media would be going ballistic.


32 posted on 08/15/2012 9:43:01 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: kcvl

Screw Politico! They are not going to divulge the truth of this shooting! Damn jackals!


33 posted on 08/15/2012 9:43:46 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Oh God help us.......God protect those at FRC!!!


34 posted on 08/15/2012 9:44:54 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Aren’t guns still illegal in DC while the mayor refuses to sign law?


35 posted on 08/15/2012 9:45:19 AM PDT by Raycpa
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Impossible. DC is inundated with gun laws!

Obama sleeper cells waking up all over.


36 posted on 08/15/2012 9:45:26 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

The Aaish are at it again. /sar


37 posted on 08/15/2012 9:46:14 AM PDT by animal172 (Go Paul Ryan. Chew 'em up and spit 'em out.)
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To: nhwingut

Bingo! Excellent point.


38 posted on 08/15/2012 9:46:36 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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I wonder which shooting or bombing will be recognized in the future as the first shot of the next "civil" war. Ft. Sumter was recognized as the first, and that war was nasty. The next "civil" war will make the first one look like a walk in the park on a warm spring day.

I pray that I am wrong.

5.56mm

39 posted on 08/15/2012 9:46:40 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Palmetto Patriot

An open, armed attack on Christianity, nothing less.

Seems the left and the muslims have a lot in common. This sounds like something that would happen in Egypt, except there would not be a Family Research Council to begin with.


40 posted on 08/15/2012 9:47:21 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: penelopesire

Two people, including a security guard, were reportedly shot this morning at the headquarters of the pro-life group Family Research Council.

According to information provided to LifeNews from a Washington pro-life source, a man posing as an intern shot the guard at the FRC office located at 801 G Street, NW.

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins confirmed the security officer was shot and said in a statement, “The police are investigating this incident. Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.”

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/08/15/breaking-guard-shot-at-family-research-council-headquarters/


41 posted on 08/15/2012 9:48:01 AM PDT by kcvl
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More MSNBC-induced liberal nutjob violence.


42 posted on 08/15/2012 9:48:07 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I blame Rush Limbaugh, Chick-fil-A, and those Amish right wingers.


43 posted on 08/15/2012 9:48:43 AM PDT by Raycpa
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Authorities were treating the attack as a case of domestic terrorism.”

And with that comes the end of our country. Now Democrats are going to win hearts and minds to ban firearms in this country with the simple line of "Don't you want to stop terrorism?"

Be on notice and mark my words. This is the beginning of the end.

44 posted on 08/15/2012 9:49:16 AM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: xzins

I hope the Romney/Ryan campaign challenges the Dufus and the Vice-Dufus to defend the FRC, and their right to hold to their values and express their opinions.


45 posted on 08/15/2012 9:50:44 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: MaxMax

I also blame Rachel Maddow for this...


46 posted on 08/15/2012 9:51:54 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Will the Obama Admisistration call this “domestic terrorism”?


47 posted on 08/15/2012 9:53:04 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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Video Here (WJLA): Family Research Council shooting leaves security guard wounded
48 posted on 08/15/2012 9:53:35 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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To: JudyinCanada

And just what makes you think the Romney/Ryan campaign SUPPORTS the FRC in the first place?

I’m guessing there will be no comments from R&R regarding this.

Just like Chick fil A.

(damn shame)


49 posted on 08/15/2012 9:53:53 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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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 was 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.

The shooter is in FBI custody and has not yet been charged, authorities said.

“The security guard here is a hero, as far as I’m concerned,” Lanier said. ”He did his job. The person never made it past the front.”

Authorities did not identify the shooter or the security guard. They also would not say what kind of gun the shooter used or whether the security guard was armed.

“We don’t know enough about him or his circumstances to determine what his connection is to this group [the research council] or his mental state, or what he was doing or thinking of doing,” McJunkin said. “So we’re going to try to sort this all out, pull the evidence together, do all the interviews we can.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/crime-scene/post/morning-shooting-in-northwest-dc/2012/08/15/845fe926-e6ec-11e1-8f62-58260e3940a0_blog.html


50 posted on 08/15/2012 9:54:02 AM PDT by kcvl
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