"Cold Dead Hands" poster


Oleg Volk
January 17, 2003, 05:44 PM
http://www.olegvolk.net/newphotos/tn2/coldhands_s.jpg (http://www.olegvolk.net/newphotos/tn2/coldhands.jpg)

Phrasing might need work, I am just trying to come up with a message which takes where Heston's left off.

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Greg L
January 17, 2003, 05:56 PM
For the final line:

"A newer generation uses newer tools"

"Not everyone is so politically correct"


January 17, 2003, 05:57 PM
At the bottom, how about something to the effect of 'The 2nd Amendment includes modern arms, too.'

January 17, 2003, 06:38 PM
Modern Tools For Modern Humans

Modern Tools For Modern Threats

Modern Tools For Age Old Problems.

Elmer Snerd
January 17, 2003, 06:49 PM
"The Second Amendment gives you the right to bear modern arms, just as the First Amendment gave me the right to make this poster on a computer instead of an oil painting."

"The Right to Keep and Bear Arms includes modern arms, just like Freedom of Speech includes telephones and email."

"The only 'cold, dead hands' will be the ones that try to take this."

"A musket was the state of the art personal firearm for its time. We must accept nothing less now."

"You will not steal my preciousssssss...." Sorry. An LOTR joke was mandatory.

"I know that he meant well, but I like this one better."

Feel free to use any or all of these. Tweak and/or correct as you see fit.

January 17, 2003, 06:53 PM

Why not just "From My Cold Dead Hands" and a modern weapon?

Says it all -- and isn't divisive except insofar as the politically-incorrect weapon is divisive.


January 17, 2003, 06:53 PM
"You will not steal my preciousssssss...."

:D :D :D

January 17, 2003, 06:57 PM
"You will not steal my preciousssssss...."

That has a familiar ring to it. :D

Elmer Snerd
January 17, 2003, 07:03 PM
"One Rifle to rule The MMM All and in their cluelessness remind them."

January 17, 2003, 07:04 PM
A good man once held a musket and said "from my cold dead hands"
The millions followed and said "from my hot and smoking barrel"


Bottom caption:
It may be time to pass the torch, but I'll bring my own weapon.
The principle remains the same, but I'll upgrade my hardware.
"Welcome to the 21st Century"

I don't know, this is a good poster, it just needs that perfect catchy slogan to go along with it.

January 17, 2003, 07:06 PM
"Take up today's version of that musket."


"Choose to bear the successor to that musket."

January 17, 2003, 07:15 PM
"Once a man held up a musket and said that famous line: 'From My Cold Dead hands!'.....

....Imagine his enthusiasm for one of these."



January 17, 2003, 07:19 PM
I realy liked Geeks "modern tool for an age old problem"

A fight for the ages a tool for today.

Ed Brunner
January 17, 2003, 07:42 PM
Elmer Snerd has some good ideas. Maybe some more posters?
For this one, I like Greg L's lines except that I would omit the so from the final line.
Oleg, You really have the gift.

January 17, 2003, 08:12 PM
I love what you are doing!
Please consider doing an additional alternate poster.
In this one, the user is holding an M1.:cool:

January 17, 2003, 08:20 PM
How about a few words from the amendment itself:

The Right if the People to keep and Bear arms shall NOT be Infringed.

January 17, 2003, 08:42 PM
How about a muted silhouette colonial - same pose somewhat behind, high, and off-set some?

No words - or - only FMCDH!!

Oleg Volk
January 17, 2003, 08:53 PM
Need a high-res of a colonial militiaman. Anyone got leads?

coyote 270
January 17, 2003, 09:05 PM
How about: IT IS JUST A TOOL...............USE IT

January 17, 2003, 09:13 PM
Hi could you change the gun to a collapsible stocked M4, would add some panache.


4v50 Gary
January 17, 2003, 09:25 PM
Replace the AR with an Ak and I'm sure it's like some communist poster.

Ed Brunner
January 17, 2003, 10:09 PM
"Replace the AR with an Ak and I'm sure it's like some communist poster."

You would have Russell Means.

Col. Mustard
January 17, 2003, 10:54 PM
How about if you just divide your poster right under the FMCDH line, so the AR appears above the "Choose modern weapons" text?

nine fingers
January 17, 2003, 10:55 PM
Oleg, try one of these links for a hi res photo.




Average Guy
January 17, 2003, 10:57 PM
With existing phrasing, you'll need some commas:

Once, a man...

cold, dead

That said, the final line might make its own nice poster:

Fight not to make a last stand.
Fight to win.

Brian Williams
January 17, 2003, 11:09 PM
How about a progression from a light background Brown Bess Musket with progressivly darker or brighter images thru a civil war percussion lock musket, a 1903 springfield, M1 garand, M14 to the photo of the ar.
this would show that the modern arms of each day in history were used to support the BOR.

Standing Wolf
January 17, 2003, 11:17 PM
Not from my cold, dead hands!
Fight to win, not make a last stand!

Mark Benningfield
January 18, 2003, 12:49 AM
Hello All.

What about:

Our forebears used the best they had; So will we.

January 18, 2003, 12:59 AM
Today we have better weapons
Fight to win

January 18, 2003, 03:37 AM

In the background of that pic, have the Twin Towers with the AR in the foreground


Behind the picture all it say's is "911" in large letters

Below it say's " Modern Theats Require Modern Weapons"



January 18, 2003, 04:47 AM
The Founding Fathers Intent:

That We The People be as well armed as ANY standing army.


January 18, 2003, 08:04 AM
coyote 270,

But you forget, it's BLACK and anti's are bigots, and are against blacks... regardless if it's only a tool...

January 18, 2003, 08:27 AM
"Don't wait until it's too late"

In all our history, we've faced challenges. Recently, they've just taken a new and different form. Somehow you need to tie the darker times and challenges of the past into the ones of the present.

I remember seeing the NRA special about confiscation in England and Australia. I signed my wife up for the NRA the same day.

I'm getting an AR, and putting one on a poster is OK to rally our guys but, if you want something to reach the masses, you might ratchet it down a little. Nice thing about the musket is the link to the past.

St. Gunner
January 18, 2003, 09:52 AM
"From Smoke Poles to rock-n-roll; victory is found on the high ground."

January 18, 2003, 11:57 AM
I think I remember a poster formated like that with an upraised arm ith an AK-47 that said : Viva Revolution or Che! or "throw Off Your Oppressors" . How about : "No More Wacos":scrutiny:

January 18, 2003, 12:26 PM
I like the original idea, but would offer the following...

A man once held a musket and uttered the immortal words "from my cold dead hands"
Insert Modern Firearm pic here
The weapon may have evolved, but the meaning remains as clear as the day it was spoken!

Dave Markowitz
January 18, 2003, 08:12 PM
Actually, Heston held up a RIFLE, not a musket, IIRC.

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