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Monday, April 07, 2008

One Less Gun On The Streets

Normally I would never speak poorly of the dead, but this one time I must.

Over the weekend Charlton Heston died at the age of 84. As an actor he was larger than screen he played on.

He made movies.

Nothing artsy about Heston. I remember watching "The 10 Commandments" as a child. I grew up believing Heston WAS Moses. Of course, when I saw him in "The Agony and the Ecstasy" I thought HE was Michelangelo. He became the character. Not an easy thing to do and many actors can't do it like he did.

The flip side of this actor was that he lived his life as a proud American. He was president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 until 2003. As my regular readers know I differ with Mr. Heston's opinion on gun control. He loved his gun rights and I don't like them at all.

My Mom reminded me about about his famous quote in regards to his gun rights being taken away from him by the then Clinton Administration, he said, "from my cold, dead hands." It's a great quote and he delivered just as well as this one from "The Planet of the Apes".

I always wondered if he talked liked that all the time. Imagine him ordering breakfast at Denny's.

"I want two eggs scrambled, and they better not be poached!"

Of course, you have to read that line with the same intensity as Heston would have.

My sympathy goes out to the Heston family. Your lose is great.

To the rest of the world, at least there is one less gun owner.

1 comment:

Scott Ploch said...

At least he was responsible with his gun as I'm sure most NRA members are. I don't think any of the thugs killing on the streets carry an NRA card.