Moore interview wasn’t an “ambush”

Then-NRA president Charlton Heston knew the “Bowling for Columbine” director would interview him.

The content of Mr. Salz’s letter in last week’s edition (“Don’t judge the NRA from an ‘ambush’ interview,” published Sept. 4) was critical of my depiction of NRA President Charlton Heston’s behavior during a planned interview with Michael Moore (a member of the NRA) in Moore’s documentary film, “Bowling for Columbine.”

Salz’s letter begs the question, “Mr. Salz: Did you even view Moore’s documentary film?”

Heston was indeed the president of the NRA at the time of the interview regardless of any presumed ailments (and excuses).

Heston’s mental capacity at the time does not excuse the NRA’s inability and unwillingness to take some responsibility for the epidemic and senseless gun violence in this country.

Salz somehow insists Moore “ambushed” Heston. I find Salz’s use of the word “ambush” curious. Mr. Salz, I will define the word “ambush” for you here and now: Columbine, Sandy Hook, Paddock in Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs Church in Texas, Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Odessa, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, El Paso, Texas, Aurora, Colorado, Tree of Life in Pittsburgh, AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, Thousand Oaks, California, Pulse in Florida… and the list goes on and on.

Salz attempts to attack me but his letter fails to address the issue of how and why are there so many innocent people who continue to be victims of deliberate and unprovoked gun violence in this country.

Stanley McKie

Enumclaw

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