by Sam Hieb
At its Tuesday night meeting, the Greensboro City Council discussed the upcoming gun show at the Greensboro Coliseum. Mayor Nancy Vaughan had called for the gun show to be cancelled in the wake of Parkland shootings, but soon it became clear that authority to cancel the gun show resided with coliseum director (and highest-paid city employee) Matt Brown, not with the council.
Still, the council took the issue up in a public hearing, and one speaker from the floor stood out:
Mark Robinson got up and said he was representing the majority, which was an unusual statement because Robinson is a black man, but he said, “When are y’all going to stand up for the majority. I’m the majority – a law-abiding citizen.”
Robinson said if guns were banned he would turn in his guns because he is a law-abiding citizen, but the gangs and criminals would keep their guns, and who would be there to protect him.
He said that talking about banning guns was crazy because the police can barely enforce the laws as they are now.
He also said that the guns wouldn’t be taken away from law-abiding citizens without a fight. Robinson also pointed out that an AR-15 is not a military grade weapon. He said, “Anybody that would go into combat with an AR-15 is a fool.”
Robinson’s impassioned statement made national news–watch his interview on today’s ‘Fox and Friends’ here. Note Mayor Vaughan makes national TV as well in the form of her statement.