New Court Date for Accused Family Research Council Shooter

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Authorities work to gather evidence after a security guard was shot in the arm at the headquarters of the Family Research Council on Aug. 15, 2012 in Washington, D.C.  (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Authorities work to gather evidence after a security guard was shot in the arm at the headquarters of the Family Research Council on Aug. 15, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON — A new hearing date has been set for a Virginia man accused of opening fire inside the headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group.

Online court records had shown a status conference for Floyd Lee Corkins II in Washington’s federal court on Monday. But instead, Corkins will appear Oct. 26 for a new hearing.

Corkins is charged with shooting and wounding a security guard last month in the lobby of the Family Research Council.

Authorities say Corkins told the guard that he didn’t like the group’s policies before shooting him. The guard survived and was able to help restrain Corkins, whom authorities say was also carrying sandwiches from Chick-fil-A. The fast-food chain made headlines over the summer when its president affirmed his opposition to same-sex marriage.

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