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 Posted:   Nov 1, 2021 - 4:36 AM   
 By:   Sehnsuchtshafen   (Member)

Anyone thinking that someone who uses a firearm is not responsible to check it first needs to think again.

Remember those safety rules I've previously posted.
They should never be ignored.

And.

District attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies takes issue with the firearm used being described as a “prop gun,” saying that the terminology could give people the wrong idea that it was not a real gun.

Hopefully, this will go through with some oblivious film fans, too.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2021 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Anyone thinking that someone who uses a firearm is not responsible to check it first needs to think again.

Maybe Baldwin wasn't a gun owner, and noone told him this. Although you'd think over the course of his career, he would have heard that dictum, and as producer of the film, would know it was a real gun.

District attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies takes issue with the firearm used being described as a “prop gun,” saying that the terminology could give people the wrong idea that it was not a real gun.

Why? Why should it matter to the DA what people think? Has there been an epidemic of real "prop" gun movie deaths recently? It should only matter to a grand jury, if it comes to that. She shouldn't be trying her case "in the court of public opinion."

 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2021 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

I for one never knew they used real guns in movies. I thought they were fake guns (prop guns) that create smoke and a flash to simulate a gun fire. As far as Baldwin checking his own gun, he would only be culpable if that was standard practice in the industry. Whats the chain of command on a movie set? Seems its up to the armorer and assistant director to check the gun. Also the armorer is supposed to hand the gun to the actor.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2021 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Most news stories about this incident have mentioned that filmmakers use both fake and real guns for various reasons. But if they used a real "prop" gun for target practice between filming, something was terribly wrong.

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2021 - 4:48 AM   
 By:   jackDAWG   (Member)

And the lawsuits are beginning. A crew member has filed a suit against Baldwin, the AD, and the armorer for negligence, stating among other things, that "the scene did not call for Defendant Baldwin to shoot the Colt Revolver."

Looks like rough going ahead.

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2021 - 6:22 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

And the lawsuits are beginning. A crew member has filed a suit against Baldwin, the AD, and the armorer for negligence, stating among other things, that "the scene did not call for Defendant Baldwin to shoot the Colt Revolver."

Looks like rough going ahead.


The crew member is apparently capitalizing on an "opportunity". He claims the cinematographer was a very close friend and he is claiming extreme emotional distress.

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2021 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

And the lawsuits are beginning. A crew member has filed a suit against Baldwin, the AD, and the armorer for negligence, stating among other things, that "the scene did not call for Defendant Baldwin to shoot the Colt Revolver."

Looks like rough going ahead.


The crew member is apparently capitalizing on an "opportunity". He claims the cinematographer was a very close friend and he is claiming extreme emotional distress.


I'm sure there will be countless frivolous and legitimate lawsuits in the coming months. Especially in a high profile news story such as this.

 
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