Prosecutors have recommended a 45-year prison sentence for a man who tried to go on a shooting spree at the Family Research Council building in Washington DC, according to the Associated Press.
In August of last year, Floyd Corkins walked in to the FRC head quarters with 100 rounds of ammo and 15 Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches. Corkins planned to “kill as many people as possible and then to smear the sandwiches on their faces as a political statement.” Corkins got as far as pointing a gun at a security guard before being subdued.
Police said Corkins took issue with the FRC’s and Chick-Fil-A’s message. He had written the names of several other conservative groups on a piece of paper with a quote from the bible, “With God all things are possible,” written on it. He had planned to attack the other listed orgs next had he survived the attack on the FRC.
Chick-Fil-A and FRC had been making headlines over their anti-gay fundraising at the time of the attack, and while Corkins never specified LGBT rights were the cause of his attack, it was heavy in the news cycle at the time.
Corkins said he wanted to make a bomb, but lacked the patience. He bought a gun in Virginia and took a shooting class. The next day, he walked into the FRC building to undergo the attack.
Corkins plead guilty to 3 felony charges, interstate transportation of a firearm, assault with intent to kill while armed and committing an act of terrorism while armed, in February. His sentencing is scheduled for April 29.