I just heard that someone shot up an office of the conservative Family Research Council this morning. A security guard was wounded. From The Washington Post:
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 shooting sounds politically motivated, too. From the same Post story:
The shooter is in FBI custody and has not yet been charged, authorities said. A law enforcement official said at one point in the scuffle, the shooter expressed views that differed from those of the Family Research Council. The official also said the shooter was carrying a bag that had a Chick-Fil-A bag inside. Chick-Fil-A’s chief executive has expressed similar views against same-sex marriage as the Research Council.
More here. The Family Research Council is a vile organization that fights to keep same-sex marriage illegal, strip women of the right to make their own decisions for their own damn bodies and all that usual asshole right-wing so-called “Christian” stuff. I’m not surprised someone wanted to shoot up their office though I wish this suspect hadn’t. Shooting up offices is not going to solve the problem of conservative Christian groups trying to force their ridiculous fake values on everyone. Activism, reason, humour and good old-fashioned ridicule and mockery are good weapons that will work against right-wing extremists. Guns are not.