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Sources Say Tom Selleck May Replace Charlton Heston As NRA Chief...

First Posted: 03/28/08 03:44 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 12:55 PM ET

...Can Magnum P.I. Replace Moses?

That old National Rifle Association TV ad in which Magnum P.I. actor Tom Selleck says, "I am the NRA" might be making a comeback. That's because he's being talked about as the replacement for former five-term NRA President Charlton Heston, the Moses portrayer who is afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. NRA insiders like the idea of promoting Selleck, an off-and-on NRA-er since he was a kid and now one of 76 board members, to the top job. But some suggest that while it will eventually happen, it won't happen soon. Emilie Raymond, author of the new book From My Cold, Dead Hands: Charlton Heston and American Politics, agrees. "Maybe when Selleck hits a point in his career when he's doing less leading roles and more cameo spots," she tells us, "he'll have time to devote to the NRA in a fashion similar to Heston's presidency"...

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