Posts Tagged ‘Gun Control Act of 1968’

Remembering Charlton Heston, a.k.a. Chuck… Now for some of his famous quotes:“You can take my rifle … when you pry it from my cold dead hands!”

April 5, 2013 4 comments

Remembering Charlton Heston, a.k.a. Chuck


Clash Daily ^ | 4-1-13 | Andrew LinnPosted on Friday, April 05, 2013 9:03:13 PM by ReformationFan


English: Actor Charlton Heston at the Civil Ri...

English: Actor Charlton Heston at the Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C. in August 1963. Magyar: Charlton Heston az 1963-as, polgári jogokért folytatott washingtoni menetben (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




This upcoming Friday, April 5, will be the 5th year anniversary of the death of Charlton Heston, one of the greatest actors of all time.


His best known roles include The Ten Commandments, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Agony and the Ecstasy, Ben-Hur, The Greatest Show on Earth, Midway, Planet of the Apes, and Beneath the Planet of the Apes.


But Chuck was also known for his political activism. He was originally a liberal Democrat, even supporting the Gun Control Act of 1968 when asked why he did that, he replied, “I was young and foolish”.


But soon aftewards he became a conservative Republican. He eventually took the cause of the right to bear arms. He also compared supporting the Second Amendment to supporting the Civil Rights Movement by saying that he was promoting “freedom in the truest sense.”






Chuck later became involved with the National Rifle Association, even being elected its vice-president 1997 and president 1998.


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Tyranny and the Monopoly of Arms – Stephen P. Halbrook – Mises Daily (“Why They Want Our Guns”)

December 18, 2012 Leave a comment

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[Originally ran as “Gun Laws” on October 15, 1970 in The Libertarian Forum.]


The indifference which seems to pervade many libertarian circles regarding recent gun control laws—laws which are likely to forge the final links on the chains shackled to the average American citizen—is dangerously surprising. Apparently no one perceives the importance of what has occurred.


Few realize the extreme shackles placed on actual or potential gun owners by the acts snowballing into the Gun Control Act of 1968 (Public Law 90-618). To purchase a gun one must make a sworn statement of identity, which is sent to the local police chief—who decides whether the applicant may own a gun on the basis of whether he is a “law-abiding” citizen (i.e., if he obeys every order of the power elite). Firearm ownership is denied to convicted felons, dishonorably discharged veterans, aliens illegally in the U. S., and former citizens who have renounced their citizenship, viz., all potential opposers of the Establishment. Users of “dangerous drugs” like pot, anyone under 21, as well as many others are also denied the right of ownership. Ownership of fully automatic, large caliber, or other firearms is absolutely prohibited to everyone but the State.


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Obama to bypass congress to ban semiautomatic firearms, warns expert… (“…could lead to massive civil disobedience and a severe domestic crisis…”)

November 28, 2012 26 comments

An anti-gun owner initiative considered in Washington could lead to massive civil disobedience and a severe domestic crisis, gun law expert John M. Snyder warned on Friday.



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“According to confidential information,” he said, “forces linked with the administration suggest the government classify semiautomatic firearms and multiple capacity ammunition feeding devices as Title 2 National Firearms Act items under the Gun Control Act of 1968.


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Remember When You Could Buy These Firearms By Mail Order Before The Gun Control Act of 1968?

March 21, 2011 1 comment

Prior to the Gun Control Act of 1968, you could buy almost any firearm that struck your fancy by mail order.

Many of us received copies of gun and outdoors magazines back then. In addition to being chocked full of interesting articles on hunting, the history, use, and maintenance of your firearms, you could buy guns directly by mail from a host of gun dealers who advertised in these magazines. Pay the price and the shipping and your gun would be delivered directly to your home by an agent of the United States Government, the postman.

We have pictured here an assortment of mail order firearm advertisements from 1964 to 1967. Its amazing what $24.00 to $39.00 or so could bring to your door. Or, try this one. For a little more, how about an M1 Garand direct to your door for $79.99 plus $1.00 postage?

These ads will be a shocker to anyone who doesn’t know about the freedom of mail order back then. They will be nostalgic and painful for those of us who miss those salad days.

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