The Family Research Council Shooting

By now you’ve probably heard of the intruder at the Family Research Council who, presenting himself as an intern, pulled out a gun and started shooting. Joe Carter pens a nice tribute to his friend, Leo Johnson, the security guard who saved lives today (and at this moment is in the hospital in stable condition):

“The security guard here is a hero, as far as I’m concerned,” said Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, “He did his job. The person never made it past the front.” Leo is indeed a hero—because he did much more than his job.

Read the whole thing.

The Washington Post reports:

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.

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