LaPierre ran about 30 minutes, but was worth it. Obviously, he's no Charleton Heston (no one else could ever be), but his presentation has become much better. Still comes off like an angry accountant, but one with a riveting message.
So where's our next Heston? I had thought for a while it would be Tom Selleck. Mr. Heston was perhaps the most credible and powerful spokesman any organization has ever had. Tough act to follow. The voice . . . oh, that voice. Like Moses himself gripping a rifle then thrusting it airborne while uttering the phrase "from my cold dead hands" is chilling. And, was so very convincing to the mass legions of gun owners who heard and joined the call.
So who will be our 21st. century Heston? We could sure use one about now.