H/T Western Journal.
We need more candidates like Mark Robinson.
Lost in all the Super Tuesday coverage this week was a significant political victory for the Second Amendment, courtesy of a non-politician outsider in North Carolina who has gained national prominence in recent years for his passionate defense of our right to keep and bear arms.
That man would be Mark Robinson, a former factory worker and day care operator from Greensboro, North Carolina, who just won the Republican nomination to be the next lieutenant governor of the state, according to The Associated Press.
Robinson was one of several Republican candidates for the nomination; virtually all the rest were seasoned politicians with past electoral victories to their credit.
Despite having no prior political experience, however, Robinson garnered a plurality of votes to avoid a run-off and win the primary contest outright.
What likely helped push Robinson over the top in terms of support among voters was his impassioned defense of gun rights during a Greensboro city council meeting in April 2018 that went viral and gained Robinson national recognition among the Second Amendment-supporting community.
His four-minute speech was delivered in response to a knee-jerk attempt by the city council to forward all proceeds from an upcoming gun show to a gun control group, a ludicrous attempt at a compromise after the anti-gun mayor had suggested the gun show be banned outright in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.
After introducing himself to begin his speech, Robinson directly addressed the council members and said, “When are you all going to start standing up for the majority, and here’s who the majority is: I’m the majority.”
“I’m 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,” he continued.