Stewart McLain Posted February 13 Share Posted February 13 I don't really think Alec Baldwin owns the lion's share of responsibility for this tragedy - at least in his capacity as an actor. Years ago I was an armorer's assistant on a show. My primary job was take guns away from the talent after a take and inspect them before handing them back for the next one. Didn't matter that I had eyes on them the whole time. That was the job. It was understood that guaranteeing no live rounds were in the chamber was my responsibility. And you know what the lead did when he had posession of the gun? He fiddled around with it. Practiced little moves with it. Because that's what actors do when they have a prop. They practice movements with them whether it's a gun or a cane or bottle or whatever. It's about knowing the weight and balance of an object so they can use it naturally. It's part of the job. Inspecting weapons before handing them to actors is the armorer's job. To my mind, the fault lies in the armory department. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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