The United States Postal Service has announced that former NRA President Charlton Heston will be honored with his own stamp. The stamp is part of their “Legends of Hollywood” series, and while the specific issue date has not yet been determined, it will be issued sometime in 2014.
Heston was a five term president of the National Rifle Association from 1998 to 2003. He was a tireless advocate for Second Amendment rights and will always be remembered by the NRA faithful for his “cold, dead hands” speech delivered at the 2000 NRA Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The speech was directed to then presidential candidate Al Gore.
“Mr. Gore,” Heston boomed with his baritone voice, “From my cold dead hands.” Then Heston hoisted the custom-made flintlock rifle high above his head.
The stamp, much like the intent of the Second Amendment, will be a Forever Stamp issued in sheets of 20.