Monday, February 24, 2014

Former NRA President Charlton Heston to Get US Post Office Stamp

The Daily Caller
The United States Postal Service has announced that former NRA President Charlton Heston will be honored with his own stamp. The stamp is part of their “Legends of Hollywood” series, and while the specific issue date has not yet been determined, it will be issued sometime in 2014.

Heston was a five term president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003. He was a tireless advocate for Second Amendment rights and will always be remembered by the NRA faithful for his “cold, dead hands” speech delivered at the 2000 NRA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.


  1. He'll be remembered for a lot more than that.

  2. I think this has far more to do with his acting career than with his civil rights advocacy.

    1. Also, his civil rights advocacy was a lot broader than just the Second Amendment.

  3. "During the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom held in Washington, D.C. in 1963, he accompanied Martin Luther King Jr.

    "Yet, following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, Heston and actors Gregory Peck, Kirk Douglas, and James Stewart issued a statement calling for support of President Johnson's Gun Control Act of 1968. The White House had actually solicited Heston's support. He endorsed Hubert Humphrey in the 1968 Presidential election."

    "By the 1980s, Heston supported gun rights and changed his political affiliation from Democrat to Republican. When asked why he changed political alliances, Heston replied "I didn't change. The Democratic party changed."

    His comment regarding the Democratic party is interesting considering we have heard the same comments regarding the Republican party.