The AR-15: Americans' Best Defense Against Terror and Crime - "I'll give you my gun when you pry (or take) it from my cold, dead hands"
Sunday, June 19, 2016
After the attack at Pulse night club in Orlando, Hillary Clinton looked past the obvious enemy – radical Islamic terror – and instead said "weapons of war have no place on our streets" and that we need to ban AR-15s immediately.
AR-15s are fine for Hillary and her family. They've been protected by armed guards who use them for three decades. But average Americans who watch the news and feel genuine fear for their safety, and their families’ safety—Hillary wants to deny them the level of protection she insists upon herself.Because she has already sold us out! The media doesn't talk about the incidents where familes are saved by the guns they have to stop intruders.
The phrase gained newfound popularity following the 129th NRA convention, in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 20, 2000, when the actor, and president at the time of the NRA, Charlton Heston ended a speech by concluding:
For the next six months, [Democraticpresidential candidate and then-Vice President of the United States, Al Gore]
is going to smear you as the enemy. He will slander you as gun-toting,
knuckle-dragging, bloodthirsty maniacs who stand in the way of a safer
America. Will you remain silent? I will not remain silent. If we are
going to stop this, then it is vital to every law-abiding gun owner in
America to register to vote and show up at the polls on Election Day.
Heston then paused to pick up a replica of a flintlock Long rifle and continued:
So, as we set out this year to defeat the divisive forces that would
take freedom away, I want to say those fighting words for everyone
within the sound of my voice to hear and to heed, and especially for
you, Mr. Gore: 'From my cold, dead hands!'
— Charlton Heston, May 20, 2000
Heston repeated the phrase at the end of each NRA convention over
which he presided. When he announced his retirement in 2003, he
concluded by repeating "From my cold, dead hands."