Floyd Corkins, 28, the man who allegedly shot and wounded a security guard at the Washington D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council on Wednesday, was carrying a pistol, two loaded magazines, and 50 rounds of ammunition. The guard, Leo Johnson, is in stable condition, and authorities have filed a criminal complaint against Corkins, accusing him of a federal firearms violation and assault with intent to kill. Officials are also trying to determine whether to file hate crime or domestic terrorism charges against Corkins, who allegedly told the guard, before shooting him, "I don't like your politics." Corkins' parents told the FBI that their son "has strong opinions with respect to those he believes do not treat homosexuals in a fair manner." The Family Research Council is a conservative advocacy group that is opposed to same-sex marriage.
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