Culture War Turns Hot: Shooting at Family Research Council

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins was at the hospital just before midnight last Wednesday when Leonardo Reno Johnson was wheeled out of surgery, a bullet having been removed from his left arm. Earlier that same day, Johnson was in the lobby guarding the conservative Christian think-tank when a man possessing a Sig Sauer automatic handgun, two loaded magazines, 50 rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, attempted to enter the organization's offices. When an alert Johnson stopped the unfamiliar visitor and demanded identification, the man pulled his weapon and fired, wounding Johnson in the arm. Injured but undeterred, Johnson rushed the armed man, wrestling alleged shooter Floyd Lee Corkins to the floor and called the cops. Corkins never had the chance to deliver his sandwiches.

Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said Johnson's actions saved lives. "What a hero," Gray told the Washington Post, "This could have been a horrific tragedy. We have no idea how widespread this may have become ... Even while being shot, he [Johnson] still had the wherewithal to be able to stop this man from doing any further damage than he already had done." Read More: