"Freedom's Leading Man," Academy Award-winning actor Charlton Heston served as NRA president from 1998 to 2003. Never before, or since, has anyone been elected to three consecutive terms as president. Heston inspired millions with his selfless sacrifice for Second Amendment freedoms. He delivered stirring and often controversial speeches with a voice that shook the rafters. That booming baritone delivered the famous fighting words in 2000, as Heston hoisted a rifle high above his head and declared, "From my cold dead hands!"