‘People Weren’t Following Safety Protocols’ – Alec Baldwin Prop Gun

James Gunn voiced his frustrations about the Alec Baldwin

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Curious lists regrets to report on the tragic shooting of Halyna Hutchins. Read further to discover what actually happened on set and who is to blame.

Alec Baldwin Shoot – ‘People Weren’t Following Safety Protocols’

The accident on the set of Rust with Alec Baldwin has affected many celebrities and workers in the film industry, including director James Gunn. He reflected on the event and responses. He expressed his frustrations of Hollywood favoring a ‘time is money’ attitude rather than the safety of those on set.

James Gunn voiced his frustrations about the Alec Baldwin 'Rust' set tragedy

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James Gunn responded to the Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ Set Tragedy

Several people responded to the events on the Rust set. However, Gunn has experience in the area as a director. One fan suggested that the ban of real guns from movie sets altogether.


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Alec Baldwin Was Told Gun in Fatal Shooting on Set Was Safe, Officials Say

The entertainer was told a firearm being used as a prop was safe before he fired it on the set of “Rust,” killing the film’s cinematographer and wounding its director, law enforcement officials said.

On a ranch in northern New Mexico, where the cottonwoods and the dusty foothills have formed the backdrop of Westerns since the 1950s, Alec Baldwin was filming a new film on Thursday afternoon when his character, an outlaw, required a gun.

An assistant director grabbed one of three prop guns that the film’s armorer had set up outside on a gray cart, handed it to Mr. Baldwin, and, according to an affidavit signed by Detective Joel Cano of the Santa Fe County sheriff’s office, yelled “Cold Gun!”– which was meant to indicate that the gun did not have any live rounds in it.

When Mr. Baldwin shot the gun, police officials said, it hit and killed the film’s cinematographer and injured its director– and raised new questions about firearms safety on film sets.

The assistant director “did not know live rounds were in the prop-gun” when he gave it to Mr. Baldwin, according to the affidavit, which was made as part of a search warrant application. The affidavit did not identify what type of ammunition the gun had been loaded with.

The assistant director on the set of “Rust” where Alec Baldwin shot a prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins had in the past allowed an unsafe working setting on productions, according to a prop maker who worked with him.

Dave Halls “at first he seemed like an older, affable first [assistant director] with the usual run of idiosyncrasies, but that facade soon disappeared,” according to prop maker Maggie Goll, who said she was contacted to work on Hulu’s “Into the Dark” anthology series in February 2019.

” He did not maintain a safe working environment,” Goll said in a detailed report to NBC News. “Sets were almost always allowed to become more and more claustrophobic, no reputable fire lanes, exits blocked … safety meetings were nonexistent.”

According to court files, Halls handed the prop gun to Baldwin right before the fatal shooting at the Bonanza Ranch in New Mexico, signaling wrongly that the weapon did not have live bullets by calling “cold gun.”

The gun was just one of three that the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez, had set on a cart outside the wooden structure where a scene was being acted, according to the records. Assistant director Dave Halls grabbed the gun from the cart and brought it inside to Baldwin, unaware that it was loaded with live rounds, a detective wrote in the search warrant application.

It was uncertain the number of rounds were fired. Gutierrez removed a shell casing from the gun after the shooting, and she turned the weapon over to authorities when they arrived, the court records say.

Halls did not instantly return phone and email messages seeking statement. The Associated Press was not able to get in touch with Gutierrez, and several emails delivered to production agencies associated with the film were not immediately returned Friday.

The film’s script supervisor, Mamie Mitchell, said she was standing near Hutchins when she was shot.

” I ran out and called 911 and said ‘Bring everybody, send everybody,'” Mitchell told The Associated Press. “This woman is gone at the beginning of her career. She was an extraordinary, rare, very rare woman.”

Mitchell mentioned she and various other crew members were showing up at a private memorial service Friday night in Santa Fe.

Baldwin described the killing as a “tragic accident.”

A distraught Baldwin was captured on film outside a hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Saturday embracing and talking with Matt Hutchins, the husband of Halyna Hutchins, and their nine-year-old child.

Alec Baldwin has been seen soothing the family members of the cinematographer he unintentionally killed on the set of his movie, as numerous reports developed on Sunday of unpleasant practices during the filming of the Western “Rust”.

Baldwin’s stunt double unexpectedly fired two rounds Saturday after being informed that the gun was “cold”– lingo for a weapon that doesn’t have any bullets, including blanks– two crew members who watched the episode told the Los Angeles Times.

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