DAILY WIRE.COM November 5, 2020 – Republican Mark Robinson will become North Carolina’s first black lieutenant governor, defeating Democrat Yvonne Lewis Holley, after giving an impassioned speech defending the Second Amendment after the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, in February 2018.
“Robinson’s win means that North Carolina’s governor and lieutenant governor will once again represent different parties,” Fox News reported. The New York Times called the race for Robinson.
Robinson burst onto the political scene in 2018 when he gave a speech to the the city council of Greensboro, North Carolina, in support of the Second Amendment.
Transcript and video of Robinson’s speech:
I didn’t have time to write a fancy speech. I didn’t have the resource of an English teacher to sit down and write a speech with at school today and be brought over here and practice or anything.
What I really came down here 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.
What I want to know is 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 whose 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 blame, 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—it’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. It’s ridiculous, I don’t think [inaudible] could come up with a better script. It does not make any sense.
The law-abiding citizens of this community, and many communities around this country, we’re the first one taxed and the last ones considered and the first ones punished when things like this happens because our rights are the ones being taken away.
That’s the reason I came down here today. Gun show or no gun show, NRA or no NRA, I’m here to stand up for the law-abiding citizens of this community because I’m going to tell you what’s going to happen. [full article]