Friday, October 22, 2021

Prop Gun??

 It seems that Alec Baldwin is producing a film, "Rust" and someone was killed on the set due to what the media is calling a "prop gun".

Sounds to me that something went terribly wrong.

The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department confirmed Thursday night that Alec Baldwin “discharged” the prop gun that killed Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza on the set of the Western feature film on location in New Mexico.

Wow!  Accidents happen.  Early reports are often wrong, and it would be futile and insensitive to speculate at this time.  All guns are dangerous.  Hollywood has a long history of using guns on a set and I'm sure that there are many safety rules, with multiple people responsible for the safety f the crew.  But, ultimately, the responsibility lies with the person who was holding the gun at the time.

All guns are always loaded.


Termite said...

Something similar happened to actor Jon-Erik Hexum.

Termite said...

Oh, yeah, something else.

Today is Oct 22, 2021 10/22...

Happy Ruger Day!!!

John Galt said...

It will be interesting to learn what happened. Since they apparently werent filming at the time I wonder why the gun was pointed at anyone.
Still accidents happen. Years ago a clown in a small town rodeo was killed by a gun firing blank rounds. The other clown was standing very close when he pulled the trigger and the paper wadding from the blank went into the first clowns heart killing him. My point being no matter how many safety procedures...sometimes true accidents turn out to be fatal.

Jonathan H said...

I'm curious also. This could have been a real gun used as a prop, or it could have been a blank firing gun.
Either way, there are different types of blanks with different dangers and effects.
However, given that I read that the person behind him was wounded, I suspect a real bullet was in use for some reason, possibly training the actor to use a gun, which should have been done on a range, not a set!

Old NFO said...

72 hour rule. First reports are often wrong. Sad, but yes, he violated rule one. The gun (prop or not) is always considered to be loaded.