Deflecting the Blame

Internet Photo of Rust set shooting


Deflecting the Blame

Why is it not surprising that iconic superstar actor and director Alex Baldwin wants every motion picture production that uses weapons to have onsite law enforcement to insure gun safety? Why is it that he doesn’t simply take ownership and responsibility for his actions that cost the life of production staff member Halyna Hutchins and the wounding of director Joel Souza during production on the set of “Rust” on October 20th, 2021?

What are the tenants of gun safety?

  1. Check to see if the gun is loaded.
  2. Don’t point it at anything you are not intending to shoot.
  3. Don’t point it at other people.

If movie production companies have someone(s) in the role of armorer it is their responsibility to insure that no live rounds are brought onto the set and placed in “prop” weapons. It may also be the armorers responsibility to insure the “chain of custody” and security of ALL weapons/ammunition used on the movie set.

It would also stand to reason that someone in a position of authority so that unauthorized persons are NOT allowed on the set or to have access to any weapons and/or ammunition used during filming.

So back to Mr. Baldwin’s demands for onsite law enforcement to insure gun safety I say BULLWINKLE! It is your responsibility as director, and major leading role actor (you were never really that great anyway) with tons of experience to simply MAN UP to own the consequences of YOUR ACTIONS! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

MeWe.Com/The_Real_Truckmaster_Series – 2021

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