I found it ironic that the actor playing opposite Heston in the most recent remake was a vehement anti-gunner, who said he was “uncomfortable” playing in the scene with Heston.
And the scene itself was an explanation of the utility of GUNS to thwart the strong oppressing the weak.
In the scene, Heston’s “ape” stated that firearms could not be allowed to be re-discovered, or else the apes’ supremacy due to their strength would no longer be enforceable.
That dumb movie made the 1970s sequels look good. Apes /Gorillas matching around with guns in 'Beneath' was pretty entertaining.