You may remember Mark Robinson from his impassioned defense of gun rights and the average citizen back in 2018. The Greensboro, North Carolina city council was considering canceling a gun show in a city facility in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting at the time and Mr. Robinson was having none of it and a video of his plea went viral.
Here is that testimony . . .
That eloquence and resolve has been something of a springboard for Robinson making him a popular public speaker. He also decided to run in the North Carolina GOP primary on Tuesday for the party’s nomination in the Lieutenant Governor race.
As greensboro.com reports . . .
A former factory worker and day care operator whose gun rights speech before the Greensboro City Council in 2018 vaulted him to prominence among conservatives won the Republican nomination for North Carolina’s lieutenant governor on Tuesday in a crowded field.
First-time candidate Mark Robinson also exceeded the 30% threshold needed to win outright and avoid a runoff.
He defeated a sitting state Senator among others.
Robinson’s 2018 recorded speech before the Greensboro council went viral, making him a nationwide speaker.
“The majority of people in this city are law abiding,” Robinson told council members, “and they follow the law and they want their constitutional right to bear arms.
“I am the majority! A law-abiding citizen who’s never shot anybody, never committed a serious crime, never committed a felony!
“I’ve never done anything like that, but it seems like every time we have one of these shootings, nobody wants to put the blame where it goes, which is at the shooter’s feet. You want to put it at my feet!”
Good luck, Mr. Robinson.