‘Shall Not Be Infringed’: 2nd Amendment Rally in Raleigh Saturday as Counties Across State Stand Up for Bill of Rights

RALEIGH – The years long quest of gun control advocates to restrict law abiding citizens’ God-given rights may have reached a cultural tipping point in certain regions in the country. Virginia and North Carolina may be chief among them.

Dozens of county governments in Virginia have taken stands against enforcing unconstitutional gun control laws, and more than a dozen others here in North Carolina have risen up to stand in solidarity with reaffirmation of the Right to Bear Arms.

As disheartening as the existing and proposed attacks on the Second Amendment can be, the grassroots and local government response to such threats to liberty have been equally heartening. A call to Second Amendment supporters around North Carolina went out by Republican candidate for lieutenant governor and gun rights advocate Mark Robinson, announcing a Second Amendment Rally to be held in the State’s capital.

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Robinson, one of a gaggle of Republican primary candidates hoping to succeed Dan Forest, shot to conservative fame when he took the podium at a Greensboro City Council meeting and gave the members a rhetorical drubbing in fiery, booming defense of the Second Amendment. The impassioned speech went viral, earning Robinson national interviews and a base of supporters.

Those words presaged an more aggressive approach by Democrats right in our back yards to trample upon the Second Amendment. But, as Robinson said, ‘I am the majority,’ and the wave of proud and official support for gun rights shows that majority is not going to be silent while core rights are dangerously eroded.

Taking notice of the movement, many North Carolina state lawmakers came out in defense of the Second Amendment. About 50 Republican members of the N.C. General Assembly, including the Speaker of the House Tim Moore (R-Cleveland), signed a letter in support of the local government actions in Virginia and counties here in North Carolina as well. Following through on that legislatively, however, requires a veto-proof majority and/or a Republican in the Governor’s mansion. Then, perhaps, the State of North Carolina can BE one that protects freedom with protections like constitutional carry and resolutions preempting further unconstitutional measures of gun control.

If there were ever a time to rededicate ourselves to the Bill of Rights, it is now, and constitutional laws on arms are paramount in that endeavor. If you agree, come out to rally for the Second Amendment this weekend, or show your support online so our government officials understand that ‘Shall not be infringed’ was written for a reason.

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