Charlton Heston passed away this weekend leaving behind a mixed legacy when it comes to political agendas and activism.
While not from Nebraska, he was a mid-westerner who grew up in Illinois which no doubt affected his beliefs throughout his life. On the one hand, Heston marched with Martin Luther King, Jr., campaigned for John F. Kennedy and even supported an early version of a gun control measure. On the other—much older—hand, he was an avid supporter of gun rights and had stark words when it came to race relations.
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