WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a Virginia man who planned a mass killing at the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group should spend 45 years in prison.
A security guard subdued Floyd Corkins II in the lobby of the Family Research Council in August after Corkins pointed a pistol. Corkins fired three shots. The guard was the only one injured.
Corkins, who was carrying nearly 100 rounds of ammunition and 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches, told authorities that he had planned to kill as many people as possible and then smear the sandwiches on their faces.
Chick-fil-A was in the news then because of its president's opposition to gay marriage, a position shared by the Family Research Council.
Corkins has pleaded guilty to charges including assault with intent to kill and committing an act of terrorism.