R.I.P. Charlton Heston/let the prying begin

Heston 1963 Much will be said and written about the career of Charlton Heston in the next few days and I have already told everyone to check out the excellent Ben-Hur, for which he won an Oscar. He also became known in recent years for his conservative politics and gun rights advocacy as president of the N.R.A. “[I’ll give you my gun when you pry it] from my cold, dead hands” (makes me laugh every time). But let’s remember that he started out as a democrat and marched on Washington in 1963 with Martin Luther King, Jr., and, seen here, Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte. This was not necessarily a popular position with his particular fan base. He was always his own man.

1 thought on “R.I.P. Charlton Heston/let the prying begin”

  1. JOE BERNSTEIN

    Beth-How are firearms rights and a belief in racial equality mutually exclusive?Heston did stand up when it wasn’t easy or poplular and he ws an excellent leader of the NRA.I think he articulated the attitude of those of us in the NRA very well.Anyway-your comments are very true-Heston was a sincere man who followed his own beliefs.

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