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    Default Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Halyna Hutchins, Injured Director

    Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a set in New Mexico on Thursday, accidentally killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.

    The incident occurred on the set of “Rust,” an independent feature that was filming at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, a popular production location south of Santa Fe.

    Hutchins, 42, was transported by helicopter to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where she died. Souza, 48, was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, where he was receiving emergency care.

    The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office said in a statement that Hutchins and Souza “were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 68, producer and actor.”

    No one was arrested in the incident, and no charges have been filed, the office said. Detectives were interviewing witnesses, and the incident remains under an “open and active” investigation, according to the Sheriff’s office.

    https://variety.com/2021/film/news/a...fe-1235094931/

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    That's what you get when you let an idiot have a gun...

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    Default Sheriff's office: Alec Baldwin's 'prop firearm' kills one, injures another

    Actor Alec Baldwin discharged a "prop firearm" that killed a cinematographer and injured the director of the movie Rust, being filmed on a set south of Santa Fe, a county sheriff's office spokesman said late Thursday.

    Halyna Hutchins, 42 and the director of photography for the movie, died at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. The film's director, Joel Souza, was hospitalized in Santa Fe, Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office spokesman Juan Ríos said.

    A source close to the investigation said Baldwin, 63, was questioned by investigators late Thursday and was seen by a New Mexican reporter and photographer in tears.

    https://www.santafenewmexican.com/ne...c47b69ce5.html

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    Killed by Alec Baldwin


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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggy View Post
    Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a set in New Mexico on Thursday, accidentally killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.

    The incident occurred on the set of “Rust,” an independent feature that was filming at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, a popular production location south of Santa Fe.

    Hutchins, 42, was transported by helicopter to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where she died. Souza, 48, was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe, where he was receiving emergency care.

    The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office said in a statement that Hutchins and Souza “were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Alec Baldwin, 68, producer and actor.”

    No one was arrested in the incident, and no charges have been filed, the office said. Detectives were interviewing witnesses, and the incident remains under an “open and active” investigation, according to the Sheriff’s office.

    https://variety.com/2021/film/news/a...fe-1235094931/
    I forget what they call the person in charge of prop guns, but whatever the title, he is in a lot of trouble right now.

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    WOW. This is very sad. Horrible.
    Abortion rights dogma can obscure human reason & harden the human heart so much that the same person who feels
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    really sad what a tragedy
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    Guns firing blanks have been blamed for deaths in past movie productions. Online Hollywood news site Deadline reported, "Actor Jon-Erik Hexum was killed Oct. 18, 1984, on the set of the TV series Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. And in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died after he was shot in the head by a gun firing blanks on the set of The Crow. Both incidents were determined to have been accidents."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Guns firing blanks have been blamed for deaths in past movie productions. Online Hollywood news site Deadline reported, "Actor Jon-Erik Hexum was killed Oct. 18, 1984, on the set of the TV series Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. And in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died after he was shot in the head by a gun firing blanks on the set of The Crow. Both incidents were determined to have been accidents."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gin Saké View Post
    Indie films are often in need of that perceived "edginess" to draw an audience. I guess this counts.

    I don't like Alec Baldwin, but, I have always enjoyed his acting. If he discharged a prop gun as directed by the technicians and director, then, he did his job.
    Indie films by definition lack the full studio behind them. This often makes them more creative, but it also means that many of the professionals that would be on contract with the studios would be hired for a shorter time, and might not be as professional. When it comes to safety, this can be a disaster.

    There is a person who should be in charge of weapon props. He should have his eyes on the props at all times, and should be making sure that actors can do no damage with them. That person is in a lot of trouble right now. It is possible that Baldwin is also in trouble, but far less probable.

    Now for some conjecture, based on incomplete information:
    Hutchins and Souza as directors would have been behind the camera, with Hutchins(director of cinematographer) closer to the camera. It appears to be a scene where Baldwin cocks the gun and points it at the camera. It was a rehearsal, but would have been filmed to find out how it worked on camera. The gun was loaded with at least one bullet.

    Guns are extremely dangerous on film sets. That is why there is always a person in charge of making sure that a gun with live ammo is never pointed at anyone. That person is certainly not Baldwin. Baldwin, as an experienced actor, would have known that a gun with live ammo is never pointed at anyone, so would have been shocked that the gun had live ammo. Whoever failed to make absolutely sure the gun was not loaded is in a lot of trouble.

    In any other situation, I would be blaming the guy with the gun. The possessor of the gun has to always consider the gun as loaded, even when he absolutely knows the gun is not loaded. There are no exceptions... EXCEPT THE ONE EXCEPTION. Making movies often require guns to be pointed at people. That is why gun safety is so important on movie sets. They are literally breaking the cardinal rule of gun safety.

    Whatever your feelings about Baldwin are, it does not look like he did anything wrong. The known facts could change, but they probably won't. I would say the same if it were Baldwin, or his younger, less talented, conservative brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BidenPresident View Post
    Guns firing blanks have been blamed for deaths in past movie productions. Online Hollywood news site Deadline reported, "Actor Jon-Erik Hexum was killed Oct. 18, 1984, on the set of the TV series Cover Up when he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun loaded with blanks. And in 1993, Brandon Lee, the son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, died after he was shot in the head by a gun firing blanks on the set of The Crow. Both incidents were determined to have been accidents."

    https://www.santafenewmexican.com/ne...c47b69ce5.html
    They have gotten much more serious about gun prop handling since then... But it is not California, so the laws in New Mexico might not have caught up. The props guy would have gone to prison for the Brandon Lee incident had happened a few years later.

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