Comment by Jim Campbell
February 20th, 2019
It’s clear Mr. Robinson isn’t a politician.
When he speaks he is emphatic, there was absolutely no chance he was blowing smoke.
On April 3rd, 2018, resident Mark Robinson gave an impassioned speech at the Greensboro, NC, city council meeting in support of the Second Amendment.
This speech is the best four minutes you’ll ever watch about how important gun rights are to the majority of American citizens.
“The law-abiding citizens of this community, of other communities we are the first ones taxed and the last ones considered”
It’s difficult sometimes to remain positive in the seemingly pervasive post-Parkland gun-grabbing fever, but as pervasive as that fever feels, it’s heartening to remember that we are not alone in the seemingly daily battle against leftist attacks on our Second Amendment.
Mark Robinson attended a city council meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina when he learned that it was set up to discuss cancelling a gun show.
After listening to several speakers advocating anti-Second Amendment policy, he decided to speak up.
The result has gone viral, and with good reason.
Robinson blasts gun-grabbing leftists for their assault on the rights of law-abiding gun owners and asks why they are so interested in “these minorities and that minorities.”
He then asks, pointedly, “when are you all going to stand up for the majority?”
I’ve heard a whole lot of people here talking tonight about this group and that group, domestic violence, blacks. These minorities and that minority.
What I want to know is, when are you all gonna 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 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.
You want to turn around and restrict my right, Constitutional right that’s spelled out in black and white, you want to restrict my right to buy a firearm and protect myself from some of the very people you’re talking about in here tonight.
I don’t think Rod Sterling could come up with a better script.
He then notes, “It does not make any sense.
The law-abiding citizens of this community, of other communities we are the first ones taxed and the last ones considered.
And the first ones punished when things like this happen.”
Robinson also points out the glaring problem with the left’s anti-Second Amendment stance: criminals are criminals, so by definition, they don’t obey the law.
Street gangs, he notes, are not going to turn in their weapons.
So the criminals are gonna hold on to their guns.
They’re still gonna have ’em.
They’re still gonna break in my house, and they’re still gonna shoot me with ’em.
And guess who’s gonna be the one that suffers? It’s gonna be me.
Well, I’m here to tell you tonight, it is not going to happen without a fight.
And when I say fight, I don’t mean shots fired; I don’t mean fists thrown.
I mean I’m going to come down here to this city council and raise hell just like these loonies from the left do until you listen to the majority of the people in this city.
And I am the majority.
The majority of the people in this city are law-abiding, and they follow the law.
And they want their constitutional right to be able to bear arms.
. . . . They want to be able to go to the gun show and buy a hunting rifle or sport rifle.
There are no military grade weapons sold at the gun shows.
An AR-15 is not a military grade weapon. Anybody would go into combat with an AR-15 is a fool.
It’s a semiautomatic .22 rifle.
You’d be killed in 15 minutes in combat with that thing. So we need to dispel all these myths, and we need to drop all this division that we got going on here.
‘Cause the bottom line is, when that Second Amendment was written, whether the Framers liked it or not, they wrote it for everybody.
And I am everybody. And the law-abiding citizens of this city are everybody. And we want our rights, and we want to keep our rights — and, by God, we’re gonna keep ’em, come hell or high water.
It’s well-worth watching. Twice.
Robinson appeared on Fox and explained that he didn’t originally intend to speak at all.
He was inflamed by some of the comments from his fellow citizens about curtailing the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens and felt inspired to speak out.