According to a spokesman for the DC Metropolitan Police Department, a suspect is in custody. The security guard was shot in the left arm and is being treated at a local hospital.
The Family Research Council is a conservative Christian group founded by James Dobson that lobbies and supports “traditional family values” according to its website.
DC Metropolitan Police are investigating the shooting along with FBI agents from the FBI’s the National Capitol Response Squad.
Guards wrestled the gunman to the ground after the shooting in the lobby of the FRC HQ. The suspect was not shot.
We think it’s worth pointing out that, in this case, guns were not needed in order to subdue the suspect. Considering the gun control debate is nearly the center of attention again, driven by what appears to be a drastic increase in gun crime occurences in recent weeks, it seems likely that this incident could receive heavy attention from both politicians and pundits.