‘Cold, Dead Hands’ Remark Draws Fire for Sheriff Candidate

I can still remember the dramatic images of Charlton Heston, standing at the podium at the 2000 NRA Convention, holding aloft a replica 19th century Sharps rifle and, in a tone reminiscent of Moses, declaring, “From my cold dead hands!” He was responding to anti-gun activists’ persistent attempts to impose gun control and their secret, and not so secret, wish to disarm law-abiding Americans.