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Video of Family Research Council shooting released

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Prosecutors are asking for a 45-year sentence for the man who wounded a security guard at the Family Research Council last August.

On Thursday, the organization released dramatic surveillance video of the incident.

Convicted shooter Floyd Corkins walked in off the street with a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol and 100 rounds of ammunition.

He shoots unarmed security guard Leo Johnson, who still manages to take him down and get the gun away.

While Johnson continues to recover after a second surgery, the Council's Executive Vice President Jerry Boykin wants to repair the organization's reputation.

Boykin says step one is getting the Southern Poverty Law Center to stop labeling it a hate group on its website.

"I blame Floyd Lee Corkins for the shooting, but he admitted he came here because the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled us a hate group on its website," Boykin says.

Johnson is still recovering at home. He had a second surgery two weeks ago to repair damage to his forearm.

Corkins has pleaded guilty to three charges, including domestic terrorism while armed.

He will be sentenced in June.

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