Charlton Heston, you (won’t) be missed.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 29, 2008
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Look, it’s never fun to spit on someone’s grave, but that’s just exactly what this confused gentleman—yeah, he seemed like a fundamentally good guy, if only a slightly better actor than fellow Hollywood politico Ronald Reagan—did again and again when Charlton Heston would hold huge NRA rallies at Columbine and in Flint right after tragic shootings of children by children. Look, no one wants to take anyone’s guns away—it’s a civil right here in America, and most everyone is fine with that. 

But assault weapons? Semi-automatic, autmatic? No background checks at gun shows? Bullets and guns for sale at your local Wal Mart or K Mart (where the Columbine bullets were bought). Look, the US of A is no more violent that Japan, Russia, Germany, Britain. But we have far, far more gun deaths each year—off the charts. 

It’s time for the NRA and Michael Moore’s of the world to reach a compromise: safe, legal guns are available after a slight delay (to get rid of those grab n’go murders that come out of momentary rage) to those with clean records only. Is that so hard?


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


2 Responses to “Charlton Heston, you (won’t) be missed.”

  1. Mister Khampa says:

    I agree with your views regarding Heston’s views on guns. However, I hope your readers are aware of his activities in the civil rights movement, when he marched and demonstrated in the south in the early 60s at a time when it wasn’t fashionable for actors to do that.

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