Alec Baldwin says Hollywood productions should hire police officers to inspect on-set firearms

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  • Alec Baldwin said that Hollywood should employ police officers on all movie and television sets that use guns.
  • His petition comes in the wake of his involvement in the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyana Hutchins on the set of “Rust” in Santa Fe, New Mexico last month.
  • Notably, the last high-profile incident involving a gun on a film set was the death of Brandon Lee on the set of “The Crow” in 1993.
  • In the wake of that on-set accident, Hollywood Productions put in place strict safety measures for stunt work that used firearms.

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Alec Baldwin on Monday urged Hollywood on social media to appoint police officers on all film and television sets who use guns.

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Baldwin wrote in a tweet, “Every film/TV set that uses guns, fake or otherwise, must have a police officer on set, hired by the production, specifically to oversee the safety of the weapons.” for.”

His petition comes in the wake of his involvement in the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyana Hutchins on the set of “Rust” in Santa Fe, New Mexico last month.

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Hutchins was hit by a lead projectile from a prop gun fired by Baldwin. Director Joel Souza, standing behind Hutchins, was also injured.

Baldwin was handed a shotgun by Assistant Director Dave Hall, who claimed the prop was safe for use. However, according to an affidavit that was used to obtain the search warrant, Hall did not examine all the rounds inside the revolver before declaring it a “cold gun”.

Hall explained to local law enforcement that normally, he used the weapon Hannah Gutierrez Reid to see as the drum of the gun to show him that it was clear of obstacles, loaded with the proper ammunition and set. But it was ready to be used. Hall said that he remembered seeing only three rounds in the chamber before handing the gun to Baldwin and did not recall whether Gutierrez Reid had played the drums on that occasion.

According to statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, since 1990, 47 deaths out of 250 film production accidents have occurred in the film industry. These incidents include car accidents, injuries from heavy equipment and falls from scaffolding.

The last high-profile gun-related incident on a film set was the death of Brandon Lee on the set of “The Crow” in 1993. In the wake of that accident, Hollywood Productions put in place strict safety measures for stunt work, including firearms and. Implemented prop safety guidelines. This includes banning live ammunition from the set in favor of using blanks and dummy rounds.

Investigators briefing the press in late October said it appeared there was a “satisfaction” on the set of “Rust” that led to Hutchins’ death. Local authorities are still collecting evidence and interviewing the cast and crew members who were on set during the shoot.

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