U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI) today issued the following statement about the passing of Charlton Heston.

“Charlton Heston was a champion for millions of hard-working Americans who love their country and believe in the fundamental Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. He served America in the United States Army Air Force, was a leader in expanding civil rights to all Americans, and fought for our Constitutional liberties. As a sportsman, hunter and American, I honor Mr. Heston and thank him for being a defender of freedom and an inspiration for our country.”