Our club traveled to Silsbee, TX yesterday to shoot with our parent club.
That is the Louisiana contingent. The rest of the shooters, abut 50 of us, were from all over Texas.
No injuries, no problems, nothing but fun, fellowship, and camaraderie. All while running "prop guns" as hard as we knew how to run them.
There was a lot of talk abut Alec Baldwin, and lots of talk about how to avoid such tragedies, which we do every time we meet. Even our pre-teen shooters know more about gun safety than the members of that cast. From what I'm reading this morning, the set was extremely un-safe.
Who is to blame for the Rust tragedy? I'm sure that there will be a raft of incriminations, from the prop company to the gun wrangler, but ultimately, it is Baldwin himself. He violated several universal rules f gun safety, any of which would have caused him to be ejected from our competitions. Perhaps he should have taken a couple of days from his extremely busy, hyper privileged life and taken an NRA basic safety course.
In Louisiana, Baldwin might be guilty of a crime. I canot speak for Arizona law. Ultimately, his hand was holding the gun, his finger pulled the trigger. This was no accident. It was negligence, plain and simple.