WDYS — My Cold, Dead Hands

I’ll give you my iPhone when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.

If this sounds familiar, let me put it into context. “I’ll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands” was a slogan popularized by the National Rifle Association (NRA) on a series of bumper stickers. The phrase gained even greater popularity following the 129th NRA convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 20, 2000, when actor and then-president of the NRA, Charlton Heston, ended a fiery speech with, “So, as we set out this year to defeat the divisive forces that would take freedom away, I want to say those fighting words for everyone within the sound of my voice to hear and to heed, and especially for you, Mr. Gore: From my cold, dead hands!”

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt. Photo credit: 8machine@ Unsplash.

17 thoughts on “WDYS — My Cold, Dead Hands

  1. Sadje February 21, 2022 / 10:24 am

    I never knew that Heston was a gun advocate. I used to admire him. Your opening line fits this image so well Fandango. Thanks for joining in.

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    • Fandango February 21, 2022 / 10:29 am

      He was best known as an actor, and he was a decent actor. But he was also a far-right gun activist.

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      • Sadje February 21, 2022 / 10:30 am

        I loved his Be Hur! A classic.

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  2. JT Twissel February 21, 2022 / 2:35 pm

    Some people certainly feel that way about their phones!

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    • Fandango February 21, 2022 / 9:41 pm

      I may be one of them! 😉


    • parikhit February 23, 2022 / 9:13 am

      Yes! Thankfully I don’t belong there 😀

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  3. Gr8BigFun February 21, 2022 / 10:24 pm

    At least if my five year old gets my phone he won’t accidentally shoot anyone… Well except for that pic of my wife he posted to Facebook!

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    • Marleen February 23, 2022 / 10:34 am

      A phone can, indeed, be dangerous.

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  4. judeitakali February 22, 2022 / 1:42 am

    Perfect for the prompt.

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