Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Take your stinking paws off my guns you damn dirty ape!

by Charles Pooter

Here is a great article by RCP/LM/Spiked stalwart Brendan O'Neill about Charlton Heston. I meant to write something to this effect myself on Sunday, but didn't have the time.

Essentially, those who see a contradiction between Charlton Heston's earlier crusades in the civil rights movement and his later fight against gun control are missing the point. Heston was a consistent liberal and a vociferous defender of liberty in all its forms. Unlike so many modern US "liberals", he did not pick and choose a favoured set of individual freedoms, he defended them all.

Update

RCP members obviously have a "three line whip" on this subject. Here is another nice article in the Times by Mick Hume.

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