Washington Shooting Shows Gun Law Futility & Need for Self-Defense Handguns

Washington, DC – The shooting Wednesday at the Family Research Council headquarters in the Nation’s Capital shows the futility of restrictive gun control laws,” John M. Snyder said here today. He’s the senior rights activist in Washington, DC.

“The incident shows also the need for law-abiding citizens to be able to acquire and carry handguns for self-defense,” Snyder added.

“Under District of Columbia policy, it’s nearly impossible for a law-abiding citizen to get and carry a self-defense handgun,” Snyder said. “That did not stop the shooter. It just goes to show, once again, that anti-gun laws are not effective anti-crime laws.”

Catholic World News (CWN) reported that “A gay activist staged a solo armed assault on the offices of a leading pro-family group in Washington, DC, on August 15, wounding a security guard before he was disarmed.

“A man identified as Floyd Lee Corkins II, who had volunteered at a local center administered by homosexual activists, entered the offices of the Family Research Council (FRC) and opened fire on the security guard. The guard, Leo Johnson, was able to subdue his attacker despite a gunshot wound, and DC police soon arrested Corkins.”

According to federal authorities, Corkins told the guard at the Council, “I don’t like your policies” before shooting him in the arm. Corkins has been charged with assault with intent to kill.

“Before he began shooting, Corkins reportedly complained about the FRC stance in opposition to same-sex marriage, and about the similar stand taken by the head of the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain,” noted CWN.

John M. Snyder
Telum Associates, LLC
Arlington, VA

About John Snyder

Named the Gun Dean by Human Events, “the senior rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News, a “champion of the right to self-defense” by The Washington Times, and “dean of gun lobbyists” by The Washington Post and The New York Times, John M. Snyder has spent 45 years as a proponent of the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms as a National Rifle Association editor, public affairs director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, treasurer of the Second Amendment Foundation, and founder of www.GunRightsPolicies.org.

John Snyder