A furniture factory worker who took it upon himself to stand up for his second amendment rights joined the Todd Starnes Radio Show and encouraged people to speak up for truth.
Mark Robinson, a native of Greensboro, North Carolina, shot to notoriety when he challenged the Greensboro City Council over the entertainment of the idea of shutting down a local gun show.
“What I want to know is, when are you all going to start standing up for the majority? And here is who the majority is. I’m the majority. I’m a law abiding citizen who’s never shot anybody,” he told the city council.
Robinson said on the Todd Starnes Radio Show that he had not planned on speaking.
“But after hearing some of the outrageous comments coming from some of the people that were down there,” he said, “I just felt like I had to say something.”
Robinson told the show’s listeners that his comments were “impromptu” and off the top of his head.
“It was everything that I was feeling at that moment,” he explained.
Robinson, who doesn’t own a firearm, but is currently in the market for one, and planned to buy one at the planned gun show, said that “honest hard working American citizens, are just being left behind, overlooked and disregarded by so many local and state governments.”
The North Carolina native expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support that he had received, noting that he had had people reach out to him from all over the country to express their support for his comments and that he hoped it would “start a movement of ordinary citizens” who would stand up and protect their second amendment rights.
Robinson said that for a long time, people like him have been “afraid to speak up.” He reminded the show’s listeners that the founding fathers would have been put to death if the Revolutionary War had been lost, but they were fearless in their mission to secure the freedoms we now have.
The aspiring gun owner also said that the old playbook of writing to your congressman when you feel strongly about an issue is too ineffective and offered another solution inspired by left-wing activists.
“Don’t write your congressman, find your congressman,” he told Starnes. “Make sure he sees you and knows who you are, stand up and make your voice heard. If the people on the left, those looney people on the left can do it, then the people on the right can do it also.”