Shooting at Family Research Council

Look, whoever went and shot the guard at the FRC headquarters today?

There is not enough “folks, don’t do that” in the WORLD.

istrict of Columbia police are investigating a shooting at the headquarters of the Family Research Council that injured a security guard Wednesday morning.

The alleged shooter, whose name was not released to media by mid-afternoon, entered the conservative group’s downtown Washington building and opened fire. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier called the guard a hero for subduing the shooter who allegedly expressed disagreement with FRC’s views. Investigators have not determined a motive.

“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,” said James McJunkin, the head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. “So we’re going to try to sort this all out, pull the evidence together, do all the interviews we can.”

As much as we loathe FRC’s politics, I think we can all agree that shooting a security guard is all kinds of Not Acceptable? It should also be noted that the security guard may or may not share the FRC’s views and has no power within the organization. Not that it would be okay if he did agree with the org. Just that all you’re accomplishing by shooting this guy is to put him off work and possibly land him with a load of medical bills, which will likely cause a lot of trouble for his family.

I’m glad there weren’t any more casualties than that. I’m glad the guard is alive.

(Furthermore, as a person who lives in the DC area: will you please not contribute to our homicide rate? Thanks a bunch.)