First, I'd like to mention some things about Charlton Heston.
1. He was man known for his civil rights work, I mean he marched with Dr Martin Luther King and picketed segregated diners in the deep south. Reportedly, in 1961 at an Oklahoma movie theater premiering his movie El Cid, after seeing the theater was segregated, he joined a picket line outside! That kind of thing got people killed or at least killed their careers back then.
2. Did you know that for six years Heston held our nation's highest security clearance (known at the time as a Q clearance)? This was because he narrated films about classified weapons (including our nuclear bombs). Technically, he knew as much as a 'non-scientist' knew about our nuclear arsenal.
He was also a World War 2 vet. Reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant, he was a radio operator and gunner aboard a B-25 Mitchell stationed in the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.
3. He passed away at the age of 84 in 2008.
Now in contrast I'd like to point out what Jim Carrey has done.
UMMMMmmm He had some really funny movies quite some time ago.
That's about it.
Why am I babbling about these two actors?
Back in March Carrey released a video called 'From my Cold Dead Hands' which ridiculed Mr. Heston, all gun owners and in my opinion, Southerners.
Afterwards he Tweeted that his bodyguard, "Does not have 100 round clips" (I'll let the clip comment go but it does show Carrey knows nothing about firearms). I find it funny that he admits to having an ARMED bodyguard but those of us who can't afford an ARMED bodyguard shouldn't have those same tools to defend ourselves.
Why didn't Carrey go after someone like Clint Eastwood? Or Tom Selleck? Or Ted Nugent (you know, pro gunners that are ALIVE)? Was he afraid an 83, a 68, or 64 year old man would beat his a$$? That they would call him out as a stupid little hypocrite? It IS a risk you take when the target of your ridicule is, you know, ALIVE.
Jim Carrey is a coward and a hypocritical ass.
Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992