Heston: I have only five words for you: From my cold, dead hands.
Moore: Just ten days after the Columbine killings, despite the pleas of a community in mourning, Charlton Heston came to Denver and held a large pro-gun rally for the National Rifle Association.
Heston: Good morning. Thank you all for coming and thank you for supporting your organization. I also want to applaud your courage in coming here today. I have a message from the mayor, Mr. Wellington Webb, the mayor of Denver. He sent me this, and it says, "Don't come here. We don't want you here." I said to the mayor, "This is our country. As Americans we're free to travel wherever we want in our broad land." Don't come here? We're already here.
Daniel’s father: I am here today, because my son Daniel would want me to be here today. If my son Daniel was not one of the victims, he would be here with me today. Something is wrong in this country. When a child can grab a guns, grab a gun so easily, and shoot a bullet into the middle of a child's face, as my son experienced, something is wrong. But the time has come to come to understand that a Tech9 semi-automatic 30-bullet weapon like that that killed my son, is not used to kill deer. It has no useful purpose. It is time to address this problem.
Heston: We have work to do, hearts to heal, evil to defeat and a country to unite. We may have differences, yes, and we will again suffer tragedy almost beyond description. But when the sun sets on Denver tonight, and forever more, let it always set on we the people, secure in our land of the free and home of the brave. I, for one, plan to do my part. Thank you.