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Crew of Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' Shooting Walked Off Set Hours Before Fatal Gun Accident

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Rule #1 in gun safety:
Never point a gun at another human unless you intend to shoot them.

Several camera crew members of the Alec Baldwin feature film Rust walked off the set hours before a prop gun that Baldwin was told wasn’t loaded accidentally discharged and killed a cinematographer while wounding the director.


The camera crew had complained about poor working conditions on the set of the low-budget Western, citing “long hours, long commutes and waiting for their paychecks” as reasons for the walkout, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Times also reported that at least one camera operator complained last weekend to a production manager about gun safety on the set.

 

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That had to be a real bullet. It went all the way through the poor woman and hit the guy behind her and put him in the hospital. I don't believe the story that it was a prop gun with debris in the barrel.
 

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According the legendary Jim Cooper ...

Rule One: All guns are always loaded.
Rule Two: Never let the muzzle cover anything which you are not willing to destroy.
Rule Three: Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
Rule Four: Always be sure of your target.
 

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Rule #1 in gun safety:
Never point a gun at another human unless you intend to shoot them.

Several camera crew members of the Alec Baldwin feature film Rust walked off the set hours before a prop gun that Baldwin was told wasn’t loaded accidentally discharged and killed a cinematographer while wounding the director.


The camera crew had complained about poor working conditions on the set of the low-budget Western, citing “long hours, long commutes and waiting for their paychecks” as reasons for the walkout, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The Times also reported that at least one camera operator complained last weekend to a production manager about gun safety on the set.


This is all very fishy. Supposedly the director was standing behind the female cinematographer who was killed. There's just no way in hell a blank cartridge load penetrated her body and still managed to wound someone behind her. Had to be a live, loaded bullet; an October surprise.
 

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Something very weird was going on at that movie site...
 

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This is all very fishy. Supposedly the director was standing behind the female cinematographer who was killed. There's just no way in hell a blank cartridge load penetrated her body and still managed to wound someone behind her. Had to be a live, loaded bullet; an October surprise.





That's normal. The DP and Director are two peas in a pod and are always working in close proximity.
 

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The producers (including Baldwin) had responsibility for safety on the movie set. Baldwin personally had responsibility to handle a gun properly. Aiming a gun, even one you think is not loaded, at someone is irresponsible. IMO, it's likely that Baldwin committed manslaughter due to negligence, perhaps even homicide.
 

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That had to be a real bullet. It went all the way through the poor woman and hit the guy behind her and put him in the hospital. I don't believe the story that it was a prop gun with debris in the barrel.

That was what happened to Brandon Lee.

No one on this board knows what happened yet with regards to this Baldwin thing.

We will likely know FACTS soon.
 

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Responding to Thursday's news, Brandon Lee's sister Shannon tweeted: "Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on 'Rust'. No-one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period."
 

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I am sad at the death but frankly the hypocrisy of the perpetrator is stunning; he deserves all the mocking he gets.

Greg
 

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According the legendary Jim Cooper ...

Rule One: All guns are always loaded.
Rule Two: Never let the muzzle cover anything which you are not willing to destroy.
Rule Three: Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.
Rule Four: Always be sure of your target.



That's JEFF Cooper.
 

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