Heston shoots for NRA board

SEATTLE (AP) — The talk at the National Rifle Assn.’s annual meeting here had a distinctly Hollywood ring: Delegates were abuzz with the news that Charlton Heston was seeking a seat on the NRA’s board.

“Am I here to take over? No. Am I here to take sides? You better believe it,” the 72-year-old actor told delegates.

Fliers in support of Heston’s candidacy were passed around Saturday, showing him in a cowboy hat with a rifle over his shoulder.

Heston announced his candidacy Friday and affirmed his support of the leadership of the national organization of owners of firearms. He supports executive vice president and manager Wayne LaPierre, who has been under fire for his handling of the org’s finances.

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