Throughout the country, in states that lack preemption laws, communities are discussing guns to a significant degree. Even in states that might have preemption laws, many communities are discussing what they can do. Liberal enclaves are lashing out, doing their part to demonize guns and stigmatize gun owners as best they can.
In Greensboro, NC, the mayor is trying to block a gun show from using the Greensboro Colosseum. This is one of the more popular measures being floated by communities as a means of virtue signaling.
However, as it’s a government decision, there has been a public comment period at the city council meeting, and that’s when things get interesting.
“I don’t have time to write a fancy speech,” Mark Robinson started when he took the podium, and his comments certainly don’t seem prepared or anything.
That didn’t make what followed any less of an impassioned defense of gun ownership.
Robinson simply asks when will these people start thinking about the majority, a majority that spans racial boundary. He wants to know when they’ll start thinking about the law-abiding citizen who has done nothing wrong.
Part of Robinson’s speech:
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. 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. You want to turn around and restrict my rights.
He also pointed out, “The law-abiding citizens of this community, of other communities we are the first ones taxed and the last ones considered.”
I’m sorry, but the man has a point.
The reason I’m sorry is that I wish he didn’t. I wish it was just the ramblings of a disgruntled man who really didn’t know what was going on, but it’s not. This is exactly what it looks like to millions of people in this country. It’s what it feels like, as well.
Every time there’s a mass shooting, the anti-gunners jump up and start talking about gun control. They scream about how it’s necessary and how we can have safety if we give up just a few of our rights. “You don’t need an AR-15 for hunting,” they argue as if they’ve ever been hunting anyway. “You don’t need it for personal protection,” they claim as if they know anything on that topic either.
But they never get that they’re punishing people who didn’t do a damn thing.
It’s no different than the teacher in school that knows little Timmy threw the spitball but makes the entire class stay in from recess. It’s group punishment for people who did nothing wrong.
Just like it feels wrong to sit in a classroom when you should be climbing across the monkey bars, it feels wrong to see your right to buy an AR-15 stripped away because of what some 19-year-old punk in Florida did…especially because of the government failures at almost every level.
Mark Robinson is like a lot of us. While I won’t agree with every little thing he said, his sentiment isn’t unusual. There are a lot of Mark Robinsons out there.