NRA throws full support behind North Carolina’s Mark Robinson for governor: ‘fervent patriot’

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FIRST ON FOX - The National Rifle Association (NRA) gave their afloat endorsement to "fervent patriot" Republican North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson successful his bid to grow his meteoric governmental emergence and go politician of nan Tar Heel State, Fox News Digital has learned. 

"It is pinch immense pridefulness and unwavering support that I, connected behalf of nan National Rifle Association members crossed North Carolina, widen to you nan NRA-PVF’s highest accolade, nan ‘A+’ rating, and our afloat endorsement for your gubernatorial bid successful nan 2024 North Carolina Primary Election," NRA-ILA Executive Director Randy Kozuch wrote successful a missive to Robinson Tuesday. 

Robinson assumed agency arsenic North Carolina lieutenant politician successful 2021, becoming nan state’s first Black American to clasp nan office. He announced past April he would tally for governor. 

Kozuch elaborate successful his endorsement missive that Robinson’s conflict to protect nan Second Amendment has resonated not only pinch NRA members successful North Carolina, but pinch law-abiding weapon owners nationwide.

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"Your resolute defense of nan Second Amendment and nan principles of liberty has profoundly resonated pinch our members, not conscionable successful North Carolina but crossed nan nation. Your assertion that nan protection of nan citizenry’s correct to support and carnivore arms is not conscionable a argumentation stance but a basal cornerstone of freedom, echoes nan very ethos of nan NRA," Kozuch said successful his letter. 

Robinson went viral successful 2018 erstwhile he delivered an impassioned reside regarding weapon laws during a metropolis assembly gathering successful Greensboro, earlier he was elected to governmental office. His reside came successful consequence to section leaders debating whether to cancel a weapon show pursuing nan Parkland schoolhouse shooting successful Florida that aforesaid year. 

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"I’m a law-abiding national who’s ne'er changeable anybody," Robinson said astatine nan meeting, which was viewed 200 cardinal times. "Every clip we person 1 of these shootings, cipher wants to put nan blasted wherever it goes, which is astatine nan shooter’s feet. You want to put it astatine my feet. You want to move astir and restrict my right."

The viral reside catapulted Robinson into politics, including delivering an NRA reside successful 2018 earlier he secured nan lieutenant governorship. Robinson antecedently worked arsenic a furnishings mill worker successful North Carolina and is an Army veteran.

"On April 3, 2018, you stood gangly arsenic a beacon of liberty earlier nan Greensboro City Council, vowing to beryllium nan unwavering sound for nan authorities of law-abiding citizens. A specified period later, you boldly took nan nationalist stage, addressing nan nationalist media and chap NRA members and Second Amendment champions astatine nan 2018 NRA Leadership Forum," Kozuch said successful his letter. 

Kozuch said Robinson’s emergence successful authorities has been "nothing short of remarkable," while highlighting that nan North Carolina Republican has remained dedicated to protecting nan Second Amendment while successful governmental office. 

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"Your ascent complete nan past six years has been thing short of remarkable. As a fervent patriot and defender of freedom, you took nan courageous measurement to tally for office, emerged victorious, and person since ceaselessly upheld your intense promise to take sides nan authorities of law-abiding weapon owners," he said. 

Robinson’s ideology is rooted successful "common-sense conservatism," according to his charismatic lieutenant politician biography, pinch him focusing connected "protecting nan life of nan unborn, defending nan 2nd Amendment, giving power complete children's acquisition backmost to parents, opinionated up for rule enforcement, addressing veterans' care, and enacting predetermination reform."

The state’s Republican superior for governor will beryllium held March 5, erstwhile Robinson will look disconnected against authorities Treasurer Dale Folwell and seasoned proceedings lawyer Bill Graham. 

"This endorsement is simply a testament to your patient commitment to nan Second Amendment and your relentless efforts to safeguard nan correct of North Carolinians to take sides themselves and their loved ones," Kozuch said successful his letter.