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    Quoted from link below.
    http://www.hoax-slayer.com/gun-collection.shtml

    Summary:
    Email claims that attached photographs show an extensive gun collection that belonged to the late actor, Charlton Heston (Full commentary below).

    Status:
    Genuine photographs - description is inaccurate

    Example (Submitted, June 2008) Subject: The late Charleton Heston's Basement
    Look what the late Charlton Hesston had in his basement.......

    Wow, what a collection!
    No wonder he was the leader of the US. National Rifle Association.









    Even with lots of money you have to leave your toys behind.
    Commentary:
    According to this message, which circulates via email and has also been posted to a number of firearms related forums and blogs, the attached photographs show a massive gun collection stored in the basement of a house owned by the late actor Charlton Heston.

    Although the photographs themselves are genuine, many commentators have pointed out that the gun collection actually belonged to the late Bruce Stern, rather than Charlton Heston. Mr Stern was a lifelong military and gun collector. An attorney and Vietnam veteran, he was involved in a number of military and firearms related organizations. He was a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Board of Directors. Mr Stern passed away in July, 2007.

    The Stern gun collection became famous among firearms enthusiasts. A portion of the extensive collection was auctioned off in March 2008 by James D. Julia Auctioneers. The auction, which included firearms from other collections as well as Stern's, raised a record-breaking $12.7 million. Photographs of items from the Stern collection are available on the Julia Auctions website. Another part of the Stern collection is set to be auctioned in October, 2008.

    Although the gun collection featured in the photographs did not belong to Charlton Heston, the late actor was a passionate gun rights supporter and served as president and spokesman of the NRA from 1998 until 2003. He died in April 2008.

    Misidentification of ownership aside, these photographs certainly reveal a truly remarkable collection.

    References:
    The late great Charleton Heston's Basement
    Bruce Stern's Collection - largest grossing firearms auction EVER held in the world
    Julia Firearms Auction Takes Record $12.7 million
    Second Half of Bruce Stern Military Collection
    Charlton Heston
    Last updated: 16th June 2008
    First published: 16th June 2008

    Write-up by Brett M. Christensen
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    Wow. Lots of full-auto and is that a flamethrower on the wall?

    Can anyone identify the aircraft type?

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    Wow. Lots of full-auto and is that a flamethrower on the wall?

    Can anyone identify the aircraft type?
    looks to be a cessna to me...



    I thought that it was Rosie O'donnels collection myself

    ( well, nothonestly, but it sounded good) ....

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    No, this is Rosie's basement:



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    One photo has porn.... the other has pork......

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    No, this is Rosie's basement: [pig picture]



    Wait a minute. Nooo. I recognize some of the faces.That's a meeting of the MMM Board of Directors!
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    No, this is Rosie's basement:
    so she keeps her family in the basement? kind of creepy if you ask me....

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    Was that a freaking Platnium 50.Cal !?!?!?

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    Wow. Lots of full-auto and is that a flamethrower on the wall?
    I believe flame throwers are unregulated in the U.S. except in California. So get one while you still can!

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    Cheebzus - there's a guy who got some use out of his C&R.

    -ljp

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    Citizen wrote:
    Tomahawk wrote:
    No, this is Rosie's basement: [pig picture]



    Wait a minute. Nooo. I recognize some of the feces.That's a meeting of the MMM Board of Directors!
    I corrected your spelling error for you.

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    OK, joking aside, that basement is absolutely mindboggling. in that small room, guarded by a vault door is teh realization of teh founders greatest hopes, and the liberals greatest fear.

    just out of curiosity, does anyone know where I can get Higher resolution versions of the basement pics? I would love to use at least one of them as a wallpaper....



    edit... never mind teh request, I found one so far. if anyone is interested I'll post a link

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    unreconstructed1 wrote:
    OK, joking aside, that basement is absolutely mindboggling. in that small room, guarded by a vault door is teh realization of teh founders greatest hopes, and the liberals greatest fear.

    just out of curiosity, does anyone know where I can get Higher resolution versions of the basement pics? I would love to use at least one of them as a wallpaper....



    edit... never mind teh request, I found one so far. if anyone is interested I'll post a link
    I've seen the bottom pic on another site, which ismy wallpaper.

    Sorry, mine fills my whole desktop. I dont know why this one dos'nt.
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    Tomahawk wrote:
    No, this is Rosie's basement:

    So which one's Rosie?
    "You can teach 'em, but you cant learn 'em."

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    Huck wrote:
    Tomahawk wrote:
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    So which one's Rosie?
    The ugly one.

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    I've been thinking of putting in a basement vault. Already, my guns would probably overflow from one safe into two, and I would need at least one safe for my ammo. So, three safes, with no room for expansion. There's a small concrete room set in a corner of the basement, and I'm tempted to slap a vault door on it...

    Anyhow, the collection in the pictures looks brilliant. One say...

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