He knew the difference between "gun control" and "crime control..."
...There's no such thing as a good gun. There's no such thing as a bad gun. A gun in the hands of a bad man is a very dangerous thing. A gun in the hands of a good person is no danger to anyone except the bad guys...
"...The law-abiding citizen is entitled to own a rifle, pistol, or shotgun. The right, put simply, shall not be infringed..."
-- Before the Senate Judiciary Committee 9/23/98
The Heston family issued the following statement:
"To his loving friends, colleagues and fans, we appreciate your heartfelt prayers and support. Charlton Heston was seen by the world as larger than life. He was known for his chiseled jaw, broad shoulders and resonating voice, and, of course, for the roles he played. Indeed, he committed himself to every role with passion, and pursued every cause with unmatched enthusiasm and integrity."
"We knew him as an adoring husband, a kind and devoted father, and a gentle grandfather, with an infectious sense of humor. He served these far greater roles with tremendous faith, courage and dignity. He loved deeply, and he was deeply loved."
"No one could ask for a fuller life than his. No man could have given more to his family, to his profession, and to his country. In his own words, 'I have lived such a wonderful life! I've lived enough for two people.'"
"A private memorial service will be held. The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Motion Picture and Television Fund: www.mptvfund.org"
He died with his guns and freedom intact...
"He was an honorary life member of the NRA and was its president and spokesman from 1998 until his resignation in 2003. As NRA president, he was perhaps best known, while raising a hand-made Brooks flintlock rifle over his head at the 2000 NRA convention, for saying that presidential candidate Al Gore would take away his Second Amendment rights "from my cold, dead hands." (In announcing his resignation in 2003, he would again raise a rifle over his head, this time repeating only the famous five words of his 2000 speech.)"
He was more than a movie star or an "activist," he was a man you could respect for saying exactly what he meant.
-- steve NRA Life Member (Benefactor)
Want to honor our friend Chuck -- boycott George Clooney's loser movie "Leatherheads"
"George Clooney, the actor joked about Heston having Alzheimer's Disease and defended his comments saying that Heston deserved whatever was said about him for his involvement with the NRA. Heston responded by saying that Clooney lacked "class," and said he felt sorry for Clooney, as Clooney had as much of a chance of developing Alzheimer's as anyone else."