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Heston Writes Column for Gun Mag

October 8, 1997 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ From his new perch as first vice president of the National Rifle Association, Charlton Heston wrote a passionate ``From the Capitol″ column for the latest issue of Guns & Ammo magazine.

``Since I marched with Dr. Martin Luther King in 1963, I have been a willing activist for many causes close to my heart,″ Heston wrote.

He urged readers to fight individual gun control proposals but also ``to stay focused on the more insidious and sinister enemy we all face; the forces at work to dilute, disgrace and discard the Second Amendment″ _ the right to keep and bear arms.

``I believe it is essential that gun owners unite in an active, growing force capable of flexing great muscle as the next millennium commences,″ Heston wrote.