A straight-talking Greensboro, N.C. man who literally laid down the law to members of the City Council earlier this week has become a media sensation for his impassioned defense of the Second Amendment, as reported by Fox News.
He’s become so popular that he has reached the “friends” limit on his Facebook page. The story has been reported by WUNC, though Robinson’s remarks were only briefly reported.
Mark Keith Robinson’s Facebook page image shows him wearing an NRA cap, but his rhetoric before the council — during a hearing about whether to cancel an annual gun and knife show at the Greensboro Coliseum in response to the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida — has energized beleaguered gun owners across the country.
Declaring that “I am the majority,” Robinson delivered his no-holds-barred remarks in just over four minutes. But in that short time frame, he said a mouthful that could easily apply to city councils in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle an anywhere else that the typical aftermath of a mass shooting results in proposals to restrict the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
“I’m here to stand up for the law abiding citizens of this community,” Robinson forcefully told the council, “I’m going to tell you what’s going to happen. You can take the guns from us all you want to. You can write a law, I’ll follow the law, I’ll bring my guns down here, I’ll turn ‘em in.
“But here’s what’s gonna happen,” he continued. “The Crips and the Bloods on the other side of town, they’re not gonna turn their guns in. They’re gonna hold on to ‘em. What’s gonna happen when you have to send the police down there to go take ‘em? The police can barely enforce the law as it is.
“We demonize the police, criminalize and vilify the police and we make the criminals into victims.”—Mark Keith Robinson
As his scathing remarks continued, Robinson became animated, and there was no doubt that every ear in the council chamber was turned in his direction.
“And we’re talking about restricting guns?,” he demanded. “How are you gonna do that? How are you gonna do that when the police department is already hamstrung?
“You’re not going to be able to go down here and take these guns from these criminals,” Robinson observed. “Criminals are gonna hold onto their guns. They’re still gonna have ‘em. They’re still gonna break into my house and shoot me with ‘em. And guess who’s going to be the one who suffers? It’s gonna be me.
“Well, I’m here to tell you tonight it is not going to happen without a fight,” he warned. “And when I say fight, I don’t mean shots fired, I don’t mean fists thrown. I mean I’m going to come down here in this city council and 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.”
Then, after reminding the council that the framers of the Constitution wrote the Second Amendment for everybody, Robinson removed any doubt that he was serious:
“I’m everybody and the law abiding citizens in this city are everybody and we want our rights and we want to keep our rights. And by God we’re gonna keep ‘em come hell or high water.”—Mark Keith Robinson
Video of his remarks is all over social media. It may become the most famous short declaration of political warfare in recent history. He subsequently appeared on the Fox News Insider, explaining, “I see a concerted push to end the Second Amendment. It’s simply not going to happen and the citizens of this country need to stand up and push back because if they can take away the Second Amendment, the First Amendment is obviously right behind it.”
Liberty Park Press has reached out to Robinson but did not immediately get a response. As indicated by his appearance on Friday morning’s “Fox and Friends” interview, he is suddenly a very busy fellow.