Washington (CNN) -- After years of thinking it over, Floyd Corkins finally had a plan.Corkins was a volunteer at an LGBT center in Virginia. Can you imagine the stink if someone who worked for a conservative organization had tried such a terrorist act at the Human Rights Campaign?
He'd bought a gun and learned how to use it. He'd loaded three magazines. And he had stopped by Chick-fil-A to pick up 15 sandwiches, which he planned to smear in the dying faces of staffers he expected to kill at the Family Research Council in Washington.It would be a statement, he said, "against the people who work in that building," according to documents filed in U.S. District Court, where Corkins pleaded guilty on Wednesday to three charges related to the August shooting at the conservative policy group.Corkins told Judge Richard Roberts that he hoped to intimidate gay rights opponents.
Oh, of course, Corkins made his decision of who to attack first (yes, he had a list of where to go next) from:
Corkins -- who had chosen the research council as his target after finding it listed as an anti-gay group on the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center -- had planned to stride into the building and open fire on the people inside in an effort to kill as many as possible, he told investigators, according to the court documents.The SPLC, of course, is a partner of the Obama Administration's Department of Justice. Thanks to The Other McCain for bringing this to my attention.