Gun control has become a hot topic after Parkland students stepped up and became some of the most influential activists. They’ve appeared on television countless times, collected millions of followers on Twitter, and even organized a massive, national march for gun control.
Many have called for certain guns to be completely banned, and one village in Illinois even banned all semi-automatic guns, including pistols, shotguns, and anything with a magazine larger than 10 rounds. Deerfield Village also will be punishing citizens who do not turn in their newly banned weapons with fines up to $1,000 per day.
However, not everyone is a fan of the push for gun control.
On Tuesday, Greensboro, North Carolina, hosted a public debate to discuss whether a yearly gun and knife show would be held. The conversation opened up all sides of the debate, as one man made the suggestion of holding a job fair instead of a gun show in the arena.
But one man’s thoughts stood out among the rest.
Mark Robinson, a gun rights advocate, stood up and passionately responded to the debate.
“I’ve heard a whole lot of people in here talking tonight about this group and that group and domestic violence and blacks and these minorities and that minority.
What I want to know is: When are you all gonna start standing up for the majority? And here’s who the majority is. I’m the majority!
I’m a law-abiding citizen who’s never shot anybody.
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! It doesn’t make any sense.
The law-abiding citizens of this community and many communities around this country, we’re the first ones taxed and the last ones considered and the first ones punished when things like this happen.”