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Washington Police and FBI agents gather outside the Family Research Council in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, after security guard at the lobbying group was been shot in the arm.
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Washington Police and FBI agents gather outside the Family Research Council in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, after security guard at the lobbying group was been shot in the arm.

Floyd Lee Corkins II, of Herndon, is due back in federal court today for last month's shooting of an armed guard inside of the conservative Christian lobbying group, Family Research Council. He's charged with assault with intent to kill.

Corkins, 28, told the guard he didn't like the organization's policies. He was also carrying sandwiches from Chik-Fil-A, the fast food company whose president recently spoke out against same-sex marriage.

The guard survived the attack and was able to restrain the man before he shot anyone else.

At his last hearing in August, Corkins pleaded not guilty.

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