Alec Baldwin is ‘extremely interested’ in restricting the use of weapons on film sets

Actor Alec Baldwin told reporters on Saturday that he was “very interested” in restricting the use of firearms in movie venues according to his fatal shooting while producing his latest film Rust.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico began an investigation when a 42-year-old cinematographer was killed on October 21, 2021, after Baldwin fired a gun.

Cameraman Halyna Hutchins, was shot in the chest, and 48-year-old director Joe Souza was also shot and wounded.

Musician plays the violin for a photograph of cinematographer Halyne Hutchins during a vigil in her honor in Albuquerque, NM, Saturday, October 23, 2021. (AP Photo / Andres Leighton)

Baldwin spoke with journalists Saturday, who answered one question by saying he was “very interested” in restricting the use of firearms at movie venues.

He said: “I know I’m constantly interested in the constant effort to limit the use of firearms in movie scenes.”

Baldwin then asked reporters to recall how many rifles had been fired at movie scenes over the past 75 years, noting that these rifles had been fired “mostly without incident.”

However, he added: “We need to be aware that some new action needs to be taken when things go wrong and this is a horribly catastrophic thing.” He further suggested rubber pistols or plastic rifles as an alternative to functional rifles, which usually fire blindly.

Alec Baldwin speaks by phone in the parking lot in front of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in Santa Fe, NM, after being questioned about filming on the set of “Rust.” (Jim Weber / Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)

Hollywood weapons expert Bryan Carpenter replied the deaths of the Hutchins and Souza, by suggesting that Baldwin ignored the rule of numbers on gun safety.

The New York Post quoted Carpenter points out that rule no. 1: “A loaded or unloaded weapon will never be aimed at another person.”

He stressed that gun safety rules also apply in the movie scene, where “you never allow the muzzle of a gun to cover something you don’t intend to destroy.”

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