This morning a security guard at the Family Research Council was shot in the arm by a gunman at the organization’s Washington, DC headquarters. According to FOX News, sources said the shooter expressed disagreement with the organization’s policies. The suspect “made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard.”
“This is an awful tragedy and our thoughts and hearts go out to the victim, his family, and his colleagues at the Family Research Council,” said Truth Wins Out’s Executive Director Wayne Besen. “In America we settle political differences through robust debate in the public square, not with violence. If the shooting is found to be politically motivated, it is a detestable act of cruelty and cowardice and the perpetrator should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. We stand squarely with the Family Research Council today and offer them our full support and prayers.”
The guard was conscious and was being treated. The gunman was apprehended and was being questioned by the FBI, sources said. Sources said he is in his twenties and may have been posing as an intern. Authorities were treating the attack as a case of domestic terrorism.