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Accused FRC Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

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The man accused of shooting a security guard at the Washington headquarters of a conservative lobbying group has pleaded not guilty to assault and handgun charges.

Floyd Lee Corkins faces the possibility of decades in prison if convicted in the attack on Leo Johnson inside the lobby of the Family Research Council. Authorities say the groups politics played a factor in the shooting, as Corkins told the guard he didn't like the group's politics before opening fire and was carrying 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches on him at the time.

Corkins pleaded not guilty at an arraignment this afternoon. A judge also ruled during the hearing that Corkins was competent to understand the court proceedings and assist in his defense. Corkins waived the right to a detention hearing and will be held without bond until his next court appearance.

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