Pro-Gun Black Candidate Wins Lieutenant Governor Primary in North Carolina
Mark Robinson, who became famous for an impassioned speech in favor of the Second Amendment in Greensboro, North Carolina, won the Republican party primary in North Carolina’s lieutenant governor’s race on March 3, 2020.
Robinson is seeking higher office for the first time in his career. He shocked the pundits by winning the primary without a runoff. He also spent less than other rival candidates. One challenger was a state senator who dropped half a million dollars into his own campaign effort. Other challengers had statewide platforms or more political experience than Robinson.
Robinson defeated state Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson and former Congresswoman Renee Ellmers.
“We’re not pretentious,” Robinson said late Tuesday. “I’m not spreading a political message. I’m spreading a message of strong conservatism.”
Robinson is a black male, who believes there is a false narrative being spread about racism in the Republican Party.
“We’ve allowed other people to dictate the narrative and tell the story,” he stated. “I’ve not seen any racism in the Republican Party the whole time I’ve been in it.”
Robinson caused a stir about two years ago with a speech in front of the Greensboro City Council, which was floating the idea of canceling a gun show in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida massacre.
He vowed to “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,” he declared, describing himself as a law-abiding gun owner.
Robinson raised about $90,000 for his campaign during the last six months of 2019, according to campaign finance reports.
Candidates like Robinson are needed in the perpetual fight to preserve the right to bear arms.
Gun owners should be rooting for Robinson’s victory in the General Election.