Last Wednesday, a 28-year-old Republican Tea Party organizer named Floyd Corkins walked into the Washington, D.C., headquarters of a gay rights organization called Human Rights Campaign, or HRC.
He hated the HRC. But he impersonated an intern there to try to get into their office. He was carrying a carton of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, just to play the part of a stereotypical left-winger because that’s a left-wing company.
Sounds like a stupid prank.
But when Corkins was stopped by a security guard, Corkins did something truly horrible. He took out a handgun and started shooting.