Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun on movie set

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Horrible accident. RIP.

 

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Absolutely horrible and how the hell does this happen decades after Brandon Lee? Surely some negligence there somewhere. Should have been avoided.
 

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I have no idea what kind of prop guns they use for movies, but when you practice with blanks in the military you put a kind of plug at the end of the barrel to ensure the gun can still work automatically. If that is not attached correctly it can shoot off with a lot of force, when the blanks are fired.
 

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Man that would really mess with your head. Really sad situation, and hopefully they get to the bottom of why it occurred.
 

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Jesus. He must be feeling awful and will probably never forgive himself despite it likely not being his fault.
 

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The safety of our cast and crew remains our top priority."

Really? :rolleyes:
 

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Terrible accident.
Very reminiscent of Brandon Lee's death back 1993.
 

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Jesus that’s awful
 

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Kind of puts Christian Bale screaming at that guy in an American accent into context. Sliding doors and all that…
 

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How the feck does a prop gun can even kill people? Don’t they just shoot blanks and add in effects later?
You'd think so. Although they look very realistic and there's not exactly a lack of guns in the US, so maybe the guns got switched up?

If prop guns actually can fire deadly rounds, then it's one of the dumbest designs I've heard about.
 

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"Accidentally shoots" would be a more accurate title probably.

Also thought of Brandon Lee. Such a horrible thing to happen — goes without saying that her family & the loved ones are the ones who suffer the most but I can't help but think of Baldwin. Accidentally killing something, especially like this, on a set, has to be... can't even think of a proper word to describe it.
 

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That's fecking tragic. Is that the first time this happens since Brandon Lee? Horrible for all involved really.
 

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BBC did the exact same thing. Main page headline "Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun". And when you click the article it continues "...on movie set."
Getting their click count up! But at least it's a money grab from them, as naughty as it is; Chutney's done the same thing for views!
 

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How the feck does a prop gun can even kill people? Don’t they just shoot blanks and add in effects later?
Brandon Lee's death was caused by part of the cartridge of a fired blank being lodged in the barrel. Shot out when the next blank was fired.
 

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Thought they would have learned something, from the death of Brandon Lee.
 

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Couldn't believe this when I heard it on the radio earlier, how the hell can there be a weapon on set capable of ejecting anything that might harm someone even slightly??

Surely technology has advanced such that the gun only has to make a sound and CGI can do the rest.

This is madness and I suspect lawsuits galore.
 

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BBC did the exact same thing. Main page headline "Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun". And when you click the article it continues "...on movie set."
BBC loves clickbait. You'd think they'd be above it.
 

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Couldn't believe this when I heard it on the radio earlier, how the hell can there be a weapon on set capable of ejecting anything that might harm someone even slightly??

Surely technology has advanced such that the gun only has to make a sound and CGI can do the rest.

This is madness and I suspect lawsuits galore.
It was a 19th century film maybe they were using old guns, still unacceptable though..
 

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I’ve just realized that the director has been injured as well and is currently in critical condition. Make you wonder what was in that pistol even more, that caused an explosion/ricochet.

edit: he’s fine apparently
 
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I’ve just realized that the director has been injured as well and is currently in critical condition. Make you wonder what was in that pistol even more, that caused an explosion/ricochet.
He's not critical at all. I've just read that he's been let out of hospital so thankfully ok.

That is the odd bit for me, though. What in the hell happened that he killed one and injured another.

They hardly gave him live rounds, did they?