With the presidential election, and all of its irregularities, now being fought over in courtrooms across America, this is a good time to highlight a win for freedom.
Mark Robinson will be North Carolina’s next lieutenant governor.
We ran an interview with Robinson in America’s 1st Freedom back in July, both because his story is remarkable, and because his quick rise to fame is a telltale sign of how mainstream Second Amendment rights now are across this great nation.
Incredibly, Robinson went from working in a factory, to giving a speech in 2018 to the Greensboro City Council that went viral, to being the next lieutenant governor of North Carolina in less than three years.
Back in 2018, he stepped behind a podium to tell the Greensboro City Council not to take away the good peoples’ guns. He began by saying, “What I really came down for is this; I’ve heard a whole lot of people in here talking tonight about this group and that group and domestic violence and blacks and these minorities and that minority, and 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 has 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. You want to turn around and restrict my rights; constitutional rights that are spelled out in black and white.”
Robinson’s truth-telling personality propelled him through the primaries, and then the general election.
His opponent, state Rep. Yvonne Holley (D), told voters she really wasn’t against Second Amendment-protected rights.
“The voters didn’t buy that,” says Robinson. “They saw who she really is. And I did get a lot of support because I stand up for our freedom. I’ve even had a lot of members of minority communities come up to tell me they were supporting me because our Second Amendment rights are so critical.”
Robinson’s win was also historic. He will be North Carolina’s first black lieutenant governor.
“It is critical that we continue to reach out to every community with this message of freedom,” says Robinson. “The key is, I am not telling people I am going to give them anything. What I will help do is to build the infrastructure so everyone can succeed. That’s the American way—self-reliance and empowerment. The Second Amendment is an important piece of this.”
Robinson, 52, didn’t come from a political background. He grew up in a monetarily poor household that was rich in faith. His mother often talked about the Bible and its articulation of the moral path. Robinson has often explained that those discussions with his mother led him to the Republican Party in the 1990s.
Robinson now serves on the Board of Directors for the NRA. When it comes to Second Amendment rights, he says he would like to see North Carolina become a “constitutional carry” state. He also wants to support good law-enforcement, and to be known as a strong advocate for education.