The 6th anniversary of America’s deadliest mass shooting was this week – and Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson might not even believe it happened
This past Sunday, Oct. 1, was the sixth anniversary of America’s deadliest mass shooting – the Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting on the Las Vegas Strip – which resulted in 60 deaths and more than 865 injuries.
Six years later, no motive for the attack has been determined. If you ask Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson about what happened, you will likely get a different answer than what you’ve heard before. That’s because Robinson might not even believe it happened. A few weeks after the shooting, Robinson took to Facebook to say he was “SERIOUSLY skeptical” about what happened in Las Vegas.
Conspiracy theories and being “skeptical” about things proven to be undeniably true are what North Carolinians should expect from the 2024 gubernatorial hopeful at this point. Unfortunately, there are many voters out there who simply don’t know who this man is. They don’t know that he believes things like this:
- He “wouldn’t be surprised” to find out the Moon Landing was faked and 9/11 was “an inside job.”
- He claimed that the prevalence of mass shootings in America is “karma” for allowing abortions.
- He accused Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor David Hogg of being a “crisis actor” and spent months targeting Hogg and other survivors, beginning just days after the 2018 shooting that killed 17.
- He bragged just days after a racist mass shooting committed with an AR-15 that left 10 dead in Buffalo, New York, that he has an AR-15 in case the government “gets too big for its britches.”
Robinson, who rose to fame defending guns at a Greensboro City Council meeting following the Parkland school shooting, is staunchly tied to the NRA. He is an NRA Board Member and frequent headliner of NRA events. In fact, the NRA Political Victory Fund spent more than $82,000 to get Robinson elected in 2020.
Someone who questions the legitimacy of the largest mass shooting in our nation’s recent history, opposes common-sense gun violence prevention solutions and is in the pocket of the NRA has no place as our next governor – and that’s a fact.