Alec Baldwin is breaking his silence on the entertainment industry, specifically, film and television can make its productions safer in regards to the use of firearms.
The legendary actor took to Twitter to make an important statement about the safety of movie productions. Baldwin is recommending that each and every film or television set hire a “police officer” to monitor all the weapons used in filming. Of course, he includes the use of “prop guns.”
“Every film/TV set that uses guns, fake or otherwise, should have a police officer on set, hired by production, to specifically monitor weapons safety,” he tweeted.
Alec Baldwin: We Need A Police Officer On Every Set
As we reported, Alec accidentally fired a real bullet from a “prop gun” on the set of ‘Rust’ — which ultimately stuck and killed the director of photography, Halyna Hutchins. At this point, there is no reason to believe Baldwin had any knowledge of the issues and was simply handed the weapon (assumably loaded with blanks) to fire in the upcoming scene.
New Mexico law enforcement is currently investigating the tragic shooting, in an attempt to see how in the world something like this could have happened. The woman responsible for the weapons on set, recently broke her silence on the situation, saying “untruths that have been told to the media” have devastated her and she is “completely beside herself over the events that have transpired.”
At the time, the woman says she had “no idea where the live rounds came from” and claims she was under a lot of pressure on the set from working two jobs as both the armorer and props assistant.
Investigation Launched Into A Possibility Someone ‘Sabotaging’ The ‘Rust’ Set
Lawyers working for the woman, claim the tragic events might be the work of a disgruntled employee who “sabotaged” the set by placing a live round in with the blanks.
An investigation has been launched by the two attornies working for the armorer looking into a possibility of a live bullet could have been “planted” into a prop ammunition box before the fatal shooting. The woman allegedly loaded the bullets into the prop gun, before handing it to Alec Baldwin, from a box of “dummy round.” In other words, there is no reason why a live bullet should have been in this box. Period.
“We don’t know whether that live round came from that box. We’re assuming it did. We’re assuming someone put the live round in that box,” one lawyer said on The Today Show.
Alec Baldwin Shooting Is Still Under Investigation By New Mexico Authorities
He continued, “I believe that somebody who would do that would want to sabotage the set, want to prove a point, want to say that they’re disgruntled, they’re unhappy.”
Adding, “And we know that people had already walked off the set the day before.” The lawyers claim crew members were working between 12 to 14 hour days and not given hotel rooms close by the set, conditions that made them “unhappy.”
The tragic shooting is still under investigation.