Alec Baldwin Calls for Hiring of Police Officers to Monitor Guns on Set

Alec Baldwin is looking for each movie and TV set that makes use of weapons on set, faux or in any other case, to have the manufacturing rent a police officer to “specifically monitor weapons safety.”

Baldwin tweeted the assertion from his Twitter account, which is now personal, on Monday morning. It’s his newest replace within the wake of the tragedy on the set of his movie “Rust,” by which the movie’s cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed.

Baldwin beforehand advised reporters that he was “extremely interested” in limiting using firearms on units following the unintended taking pictures, although he famous the lengthy historical past of films which have used weapons with out incident and mentioned there ought to be a revision in security insurance policies.

“So what has to happen now is, we have to realize that when it does go wrong and it’s this horrible, catastrophic thing, some new measures have to take place,” he mentioned final month. “Rubber guns, plastic guns, no live — no real armaments on set. That’s not for me to decide. It’s urgent that you understand I’m not an expert in this field, so whatever other people decide is the best way to go in terms of protecting people’s safety on film sets, I’m all in favor of and I will cooperate with that in any way that I can.”

His feedback be part of a rising refrain of business employees who’ve known as for the outright ban of dwell firearms on set. Last week, a bunch of over 200 cinematographers that included Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound”), Reed Morano (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Bill Pope (“The Matrix”), Edward Lachman (“Carol”) and lots of extra mentioned they “vow to no longer work on projects” that use useful firearms for filming functions. Other showrunners and producers, together with Dwayne Johnson, have additionally mentioned they’d not use weapons on set for his or her movies.

“We vow to no longer knowingly work on projects using functional firearms for filming purposes. We vow to no longer put ourselves and our crew in these unnecessarily lethal situations,” the cinematographers mentioned in an open letter. “We have safe alternatives in VFX and non-functional firearms. We won’t sit back and wait for the industry to change. We have a duty to effect change within the industry ourselves.”

Authorities in New Mexico are nonetheless investigating the accident on set of “Rust,” by which Hutchins was killed by a “lead projectile” fired from a gun held by Baldwin, additionally injuring the movie’s director, Joel Souza.