Mark Robinson became a national sensation when a video he appeared in went viral last year. The video showed Robinson at a city council meeting in Greensboro, North Carolina where he was championing the rights of law abiding gun owners.
He emphatically warned the council that people like him were not going to put up with having their rights infringed, while stating “I am the majority!”
If you’ve never seen the video, you can watch it below:
After the success of his message, Robinson decided to run for political office. Now he has won the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina.
The Associated Press reports:
Political newcomer Mark Robinson of Greensboro wins GOP nomination for lieutenant governor
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.
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Current state Sen. Andy Wells was second in a primary that also included current N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson, a former school board member in Forsyth County; former U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers; and former state Rep. Scott Stone.
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!
Robinson celebrated the victory on Twitter:
THANK YOU NORTH CAROLINA!!!!!!We beat the odds and made history last night!!! #markrobinsonfornc#ncredwave2020
— Mark Robinson (@markrobinsonNC) March 4, 2020
Here’s a clip from a speech Robinson gave at an event for the NRA last year. Watch the whole thing:
Dear NC conservatives: While you're celebrating #NC09 you may want to throw some support to @markrobinsonNC for Lt. Governor in 2020. Wow. pic.twitter.com/PyleVjSqMb
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) September 11, 2019
This guy is going places.
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