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Man Whose Pro-Gun Speech Went Viral Will Become First Black Lieutenant Governor of NC

Republican Mark Robinson is set to become North Carolina’s first black lieutenant governor.

Robinson first gained attention when his 2018 speech about the Second Amendment went viral. He passionately addressed the Greensboro City Council when it was considering cancelling a gun show in the city.

“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 who has 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 put the blame where it goes, which is at the shooter’s feet. You want to put it at my feet,” Robinson said.

“You want to turn around and restrict my right — Constitutional right,” he exclaimed.

Robinson, a veteran, centered his campaign on growing up in poverty and working his way to a prosperous life with his wife and children, overcoming many obstacles along the way.

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His campaign website describes how his faith helped guide him through his difficult upbringing.

“Mark and his siblings were able to move back in with their mother eventually, who was a devout woman of faith, and he credits his mother as being the reason he is the man he is today. She taught him about the Bible, and always told her children they could be whatever they put their minds to,” the website reads.

In the election, Robinson beat Democrat Yvonne Lewis Holley, who also would have become North Carolina’s first black lieutenant governor had she won.

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Aside from the Second Amendment, Robinson has made job growth and education major components of his agenda.

“I’m so glad I’m able to win this race as the first black lieutenant governor, but not just as the first black lieutenant governor but as a conservative Republican. I think this makes the statement that this party is open to everybody,” he told Fox News on Thursday.

Robinson’s election also represents the increasing diversity of the Republican Party, which has championed itself in recent years as being a “Big Tent.”

Diversity was a strength for the Republican Party on Nov. 3, as all House of Representative seats that flipped from Democrat to Republican were done either by a woman, a minority, a veteran or some combination of the three, according to a tweet from Republican National Committee Communications Director Michael Ahrens.

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Despite the unclear outcome of the presidential election, the Republican Party had a great night Tuesday. Several strong candidates, such as Robinson, declared victory in their races at the local, state and federal level.

North Carolina certainly appears to be in good hands with an honest leader such as Robinson having a seat at the table.

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Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Orange County, California. His "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News, and has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Orange County, California. In 2017 as a school project, he founded YoungNotStupid.com, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News, and has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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