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Alec Baldwin "Had" a Gun.


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I feel for the loss on the set of the movie, senseless loss of life.  The gun is always loaded, rule number 1. 

But I am looking forward to seeing the truth come out on this one.  Headline this morning showed Alec Baldwin shot a producer and another on the set of a movie.  He beat his kid, attacked a flight attendant and others in public in hot headed displays of anger.  As a human, he was always a POS.  My first thought on the headline was he finally went and pulled the trigger.

Hot headed antigun guy that was using one to make a living on the set of a movie that was to make him more money. 

I really want to see this one play out.  Will his Hollywood fame keep him out of this or will he get busted like OJ?

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."

Hunter S. Thompson

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My thoughts on it: 

Why was a live round on a the set of a movie?  There is absolutely no reason for one to be there unless there were ulterior motives.

-- Jim

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. -- Doug Larson

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So the gun was prepared by the company armorer and handed to the actor by the assistant director to point at the camera and shoot as scripted; then a bullet from that gun kills the camera operator and the director standing behind her, both inline with the camera the gun is "aimed" at. If you did not know the actors name or other BS, what would be your take? Remember movies are fake, the props are supposed to be fake, the actors don't provide the props or prepare them for the scene, the scene was probably rehearsed several times prior to the live round and no actor would expect what happened. You have to think either the live round was an accident, or it was meant to kill the camera operator and discredit the actor? How could the actor take out the blank rounds and substitute live rounds in the middle of filming?

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Ain't  the first time  it's happened, remember Brandon Lee from "The Crow"? Yeah, me neither, but he croaked from an accidental on-set bullet.

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My thoughts was why there would be a live round for a set in a movie.  No use for one.

But then, why refer to the guy as an armorer?  I would have thought to call him the prop guy.

"Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously."

Hunter S. Thompson

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Gutierrez-Reed, the daughter of veteran Hollywood armorer Thell Reed, said on the Voices Of The West podcast that Rust was only her second film as a head armorer.

She had just finished shooting the movie "The Old Way" with Clint Howard and Nicolas Cage. "It was a really badass way to start off a really long and cool career," she said on the podcast. 

"It was also my first time being head armorer as well," Gutierrez-Reed said. "I almost didn't take the job because I wasn't sure if I was ready, but, doing it, like, it went really smoothly."

Gutierrez-Reed added that she was initially fearful of loading blanks. "I think loading blanks was the scariest thing to me because I was like 'oh, I don't know anything about it,'" she said. But her famous father, she said, helped train her up.

 

Nope, she wasn't ready, and nope, she didn't know anything about it.  It's pretty obvious the differences between a blank and a live round, and I think that someone that has even the slightest knowledge of guns could figure that out, much the less the "head armorer" of a movie set.

-- Jim

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. -- Doug Larson

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