Skip to comments.Hero security guard shot thwarting attack at Family Research Council HQ
Posted on 08/15/2012 11:15:41 AM PDT by wideawake
security guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters in Washington, D.C. is being hailed as a hero after he stopped a gunman posing as an intern, taking a bullet in the arm before wrestling the suspect to the ground.
The gunman entered the lobby of the organization's Chinatown headquarters around 10:45 and expressed disagreement with the conservative group's policy positions, Fox News has learned. When the guard, who was not identified, asked him where he was going, he opened fire, according to police.
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Yep...reportedly he was carrying a Chick-Fil-A bag and screaming LGBT policy statements prior to the shooting....
Although I’m sure the gentleman is as brave as the next security guard, I don’t understand what is “heroic,” as we generally use the term, about his asking an unknown person why he was entering the building. Isn’t that why a guard is there? And surely he had no way of knowing the person intended to shoot him or others, or he’d have taken action.
I was impressed by this part “taking a bullet in the arm before wrestling the suspect to the ground.”
FRC is probably the most pro family group in DC...and now we have liberal homosexual-activism supporting would-be massacre-type shooters believing all the hate rhetoric from the left
Now we are seeing glimpses of the left wing fascists who are willing to die for their cause.
These types are Obama’s Brown shirts, and there are many of them out there.
Where is DHS? Why are they not looking for left wing conspirators in addition to “right wing” conspirators.
Its a simple answer, they will stop the People from defending against left wing radicals BUT will allow the left wing radicals to run rampant.
This officer is indeed a hero. KUDOS to him!
God Bless this hero.
I'd love to hear exactly what he said.
I consider staying to fight after being shot to be heroic. He could have run away and let the guy into the building.
I am putting my two cents down for a 4 hour news cycle on this one. I can hear the murmurs in the newsrooms now. “wish he got em all”.
Exactly right. Who knows how many lives he saved by neutralizing this yahoo? He deserves kudos aplenty.
My only sorrow is that he didn’t take steps to end this guy’s career permanently.
You walk into a building with a gun and shoot me, you better be praying I don’t have a show stopped on my person.
I for one find the desire to blame the MSNBC talking heads for CREATING A CLIMATE where hate against Americans is created!!
My only sorrow is that he didn’t take steps to end this guy’s career permanently.
You walk into a building with a gun and shoot me, you better be praying I don’t have a show stopper on my person.
Now I know why I could not get FRC.org :) Can’t wait to get the details. From the sound of it he was going to take a lot of folks out after the guard challenged him.
One thing is for sure, that the security guard is going to get a LOT of TLC, get well cards, prayers and affection.
“The Family Research Council (FRC) is a American conservative Christian group and lobbying organization formed in the United States in 1981 by James Dobson.”
They are known to bug the heck out of liberals, atheists, pro-abortionists, socialists, and lots of other assorted leftist trash.
It’s All part of the Game there at MSNBC - CHAOS is the goal, and these morons are aiding and abetting that End game.
What a brave gunman.....begging for his life after the guard took away his weapon.
This guard deserves much credit, he most certainly saved lives after he himself was shot by taking this turkey down. He’s definitely a hero.
Equate his actions to military combat personell awarded medals for heroism, after being wounded then saving the lives of others is exactly why medals are awarded.
D.C. has a Chinatown?
The suspect "made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard," a source told Fox News. WJLA-TV7 reported the suspect was also shot. Sources also said the gunman may have been carrying a bag from Chick-fil-A, the embattled fast-food restaurant whose president came under fire from gay activists after he said he did not agree with same-sex marriage.I think it's pretty clear, from the suspect's own statement, that he was there in opposition to the group's politics, that he was there to terrorize conservatives because of their stands, and therefore is an unambiguous case of domestic terrorism.
Sources told Fox New that after guard took away his gun, the suspect said, "Don't shoot me, it was not about you, it was what this place stands for."
Authorities were treating the attack as a case of domestic terrorism, although James McJunkin, the head of the FBIs Washington Field Office, said authorities do not yet know the gunman's motive.
This guy takes a bullet then wrestles the armed gunman to the ground.....
And you say, “What is heroic about that?”
Amen to that!
This is just another in a line of MSNBC-inspired, Hate-Induced violence.
The MSNBC Klux Klan will get even more violent, the closer we get to the election.
I pray for the innocents they will harm.
I hope that the Reichstag is well protected this time.
So understated I thought it a British news outlet.
I have a feeling that this kind of thing is going to be happening all over the country against conservative groups and candidates. The level of hatred and the agitation of these maniacs by the highest levels within the administration combined with the complete lack of enforcement against lefties for such violations by the Eric Holder Justice Department will assure that there will be blood running in the streets both before and after this election.
If I were Romney or Ryan, I’d be very careful. The administration is trying to portray these guys as murderers and worse and this has to have an effect on the crazies in the occupy movement.
Yeah, it's about 1 square block in the area around the Verizon Center (about one Metro stop each from the USSC and Metro Center).
Another thread on this shooting had outrageous comments from The Advocate site. Here some of them:
Jan Baekgaard Pedersen: Unless of course we can swoop in and kill all the hatemongers in one big swoop and simply eradicate them....sometimes it takes a little sacrifice for the common good;-)
First of all, anyone who takes on the job of security guard, has to expect that they are the first line of defense against a would be miscreant... doing the job to begin with raises that person above the norm, and to take a bullet while performing his duties, makes him a hero at least to the people he was serving... you take a bullet for performing your duties to protect, I’ll call you a hero whether you think you deserve it not...
Yes it does. When I was in DC growing up in the fifties and early sixties Chinatown was maybe three tiny restaurants and two laundries. Took the DC Transit bus through there every day during my school years. Different now I hear. They got rid of the laundries.
A bit off topic but, speaking of Romney or Ryan, does anyone know if there is Secret Service protection for them?
A couple of lunatics managed to charge the stage when Ryan was speaking and they are still alive.
Does that answer your question?
I am delighted to observe that it is also pretty clear that this conservative organization is well-defended. I hope the Left learns that this is how all such ventures end.
They need some time to figure out how to pin him on the Right Wing Lunatic Fringe, a Republicanteaparty organization whose chairman's name is Ryan.
Well, it does indeed (@ the earliest look) appear to be a "hate" crime -- as the Left defines it -- and there's been NO shortage of "inducers."
Has the perp been ID’d?
(I wonder what page this will be buried on re: the NY Times tomorrow?)
CNN FINALLY doing a shot from the shooting scene, 4 HOURS after it happened, two blocks way from it’s DC offices.
DC traffic must be a real pain, right?
Well, we've known all along that there's "worse to come" from the Leftists in this country...
But, hey, how much "worse" can it get for the pre-borns, who've been "taking the bullet" for the rest of us on the frontlines...being chopped up & dismembered by the Leftists...??
The answer is not violence-for-violence...but to yield our lives as we zealously -- and prayerfully -- oppose the forces of darkness...even when they storm us with gun-in-tow...
Brown shirts of the Left? Brown shirts to keep Obama in power -- as a "remnant" of 1930s Germany?
Well, I don't rule out at least the sheer desperation undertow that must be present among Obama & his power-mongers...look for the "lone nut" theory in this would-be massacre to come IMMEDIATELY from all venues of the MSM...before they even know one thing about him.
So, in that vein, we shouldn't also "speculate" overbroadly until we get more facts. We'll get WAY TOO MUCH early "speculation" from the MSM not wanting to face up to their own "hate rhetoric" = shootings formula...
And, we've certainly in the Chick-Fil-A times we're in have seen the "hate rhetoric" ramp up from the Left.
Evidently some publically educated doofus at CNN wrote just that in a memo: "two blocks way from its DC offices.", and it took them 4 hours to figure out that he actually meant "its offices" not "it is offices"! Fully excusable.
Here is a pic of the leftist loon
Yes, D.C. has a Chinatown. Once it was a mostly residential area of run-down row houses owned by people with Chinese heritage and where there were many Chinese restaurants. Now it is the path of gentrification and while it has a beautiful Chinese portal (the Friendship Arch, a gift from Beijing) across H Street NW and and a number of Chinese restaurants, I don’t think very many Chinese live in the area.
It has lots of new apartment buildings, lots of stores, not far from the Lansburgh Theatre (Shakespeare) and the Sidney Harmon Hall. Plus, there’s the massive Verizon Center, home to the Washington Capitals (ice hockey team). Also, the convention center is only two blocks north. The two main north-south streets (6th Street and 7th Street NW) are loaded with stores and restaurants, very few of them Chinese. Most of the Chinese restaurants are on H Street between 6th and 8th Streets NW.
Read more about it here: http://dc.about.com/od/neigborhoodprofiles/p/Chinatown.htm
Did you forget it, Jake? It's Chinatown!
Wow. I missed this during my visits to DC.
I guarantee you, the only left wing nuts that are willing to "die for their cause" are mental patients, and are willing to die for lots of other things too.
If people like them die for their cause, it was a mistake.