“Democrats need to embrace Hollywood because this is where they need to come to learn how to tell a story.” – Michael Moore
Blanks are never ‘safe’. Long list of deaths and injuries from blanks. The gas escaping alone will blow a hole in your head.The last person I blame is the actor, Baldwin. He was given a prop and told it was safe. Whom I blame is both this girl and the producer who hired her, and for setting up a system where not only live ammo was brought on set, but that there were no apparent checks and balances to assure that these props were safe and properly set up.
Blanks are never ‘safe’. Long list of deaths and injuries from blanks. The gas escaping alone will blow a hole in your head.
If were some actor on a movie set and someone pointed to her, saying she was the head armorer, I would have left the set.
Some basic rules:
1. All prop guns must be stored under lock & key until needed on set.
2. Prior to bringing them on set, they are all inspected to ensure that they are unloaded.
3. Once on set, a staff member should be present at the cart/table at all times to ensure there is no tampering with the props.
4. Prop guns are to be loaded with the blanks, only when actually needed. Once no longer in use, they are to be returned to the cart/table, where they are re-inspected and watched over until returned to their storage facility.
And....as a last measure, the actor who is to use the prop gun, should just be required to check it when he/she is given it.
Hardly. I knew a producer and a cameraman. Cameraman owned a huge winery in SoCal.