‘The majority of people in this city are law-abiding and they want their constitutional right to bear arms…’
(John Wynne, Liberty Headlines) The City Council of Greensboro, North Carolina, got pushback from citizens at a recent forum after they made a controversial proposal to cancel the popular Gun and Knife Show at the city-owned coliseum, WUNC reported.
One man’s remarks on the subject caught the attention of the National Rifle Association.
During the meeting, Greensboro resident and gun owner Mark Robinson rose to speak and passionately defended the constitutional right to bear arms.
“I am the majority,” said Robinson. “The majority of people in this city are law-abiding and they want their constitutional right to bear arms. They want to be able to go to the gun show and buy a hunting rifle or a sporting rifle.”
“There are no military-grade weapons sold at the gun show. An AR-15 is not a military-grade weapon. Anybody that would go into combat with an AR-15 is a fool. It’s a semi-automatic 22 rifle – you’d be killed in 15 minutes in combat with that thing.”
“So, we need to dispel all these myths and we need to drop all this division we got going on here ‘cause the bottom line is when that Second Amendment was written, whether the Framers liked it or not, they wrote it for everybody and the law-abiding citizens of this city are everybody and we want our rights and we want to keep our rights and by God, we’re going to keep them, come hell or high water.”
The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action featured Robinson’s speech in a recent e-mail to subscribers.
Ultimately, the Greensboro city attorney concluded the council did not have the power to cancel the show or ban the coliseum from holding it in the future, FOX8 reported.
But after the forum, the council did pass a resolution that would give proceeds from the event to the city’s “gun stoppers” program.
View Mr. Robinson’s remarks below: