Date: 30th September 2000
Campaigning actor MARTIN SHEEN is taking on CHARLTON HESTON - he's shooting a campaign commercial for Handgun Control.
The acting activist, who plays the President on the blockbusting American TV show THE WEST WING, uses the commercial to hit out at Republican Presidential Candidate GEORGE W.BUSH's record on gun curbs.
The advert is also out to counter Rifle Association President Heston's pro-gun commercial. With an American flag flying in the background, Sheen asks pointedly, "Should the next president be the candidate of the gun lobby?"