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    Alec Baldwin kills someone in movie accident

    During the filming of a new western movie Alec Baldwin discharged a prop blank firing gun. For an unknown reason the gun fired some sort of projectile which hit the movie director and the director of photography. The photography director died at the hospital.

    I wonder if this is going to be some sort of incident like what happened to Brandon Lee?

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...c-baldwin-film
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    Quote Originally Posted by C-grunt View Post
    During the filming of a new western movie Alec Baldwin discharged a prop blank firing gun. For an unknown reason the gun fired some sort of projectile which hit the movie director and the director of photography. The photography director died at the hospital.

    I wonder if this is going to be some sort of incident like what happened to Brandon Lee?

    https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...c-baldwin-film
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    The first thing I thought was Brandon Lee, too. In Lee's death, I guess the prop department, wanting to have a close up of a loaded revolver, loaded the gun with rounds that had the powder removed, but they forgot to remove the primer. One of the rounds was fired which caused a squib. Then, in the next scene, they fired the revolver with a blank, which then discharged the stuck round with full pressure, which killed Lee.

    I can only guess that something like that happened here. We'll see. It sucks all around.
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    John Eric Hexum died of self inflicted gun to head that was loaded with blanks. He took all of the blanks out except one and played Russian roulette.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon-Erik_Hexum

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    I have seen a number of videos where stuntmen talk about how common this is on set. It usually doesn't usually end this tragically but apparently it is a disturbingly common occurrence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony617 View Post
    John Eric Hexum died of self inflicted gun to head that was loaded with blanks. He took all of the blanks out except one and played Russian roulette.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon-Erik_Hexum
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    Damn, I would have thought they had this shit buttoned up. Always wondered how awkward it would be for a real gun gun to point real guns at people and pull the trigger. It would be very awkward for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoringGuy45 View Post
    The first thing I thought was Brandon Lee, too. In Lee's death, I guess the prop department, wanting to have a close up of a loaded revolver, loaded the gun with rounds that had the powder removed, but they forgot to remove the primer. One of the rounds was fired which caused a squib. Then, in the next scene, they fired the revolver with a blank, which then discharged the stuck round with full pressure, which killed Lee.

    I can only guess that something like that happened here. We'll see. It sucks all around.
    Brandon Lee was the first thing that came to my mind. In that incident the official story is the prop gun was used in a live fire event (something that should NEVER happen, you never combine prop guns with live firearms or vice versa) and a squib round occurred that was never corrected and the round remained in the barrel.

    The firearm was then returned to the movie set where the blank was of sufficient power to cause the squib round to become a lethal projectile.

    That official version of events asks a LOT when it comes to credibility. I suppose somebody could be that incompetent, but that sequence of events just seems unlikely. Whatever actually happened I think the Lee family decided they had had enough hardship and didn't want to sensationalize Brandon's death in the way his fathers death was tabloid fodder for years.

    The squib caused by primer does sound a bit more plausible but still unacceptable. Check the damn bore every time you knobs.

    The scary thing is to consider his fathers film "Game of Death" where Bruce Lee plays a martial arts actor who refuses to sign a management contract with the local crime syndicates so they send a hitman who gains access to the film set and a live round is swapped for a blank in a prop gun. Of course in the film, Lee isn't actually killed but fakes his own death in order to hunt down everyone responsible.

    The implication is still there however and movie sets in the 90s weren't exactly Ft. Knox and it wouldn't be inconceivable that some sick in the head F'er gained access and introduced live ammo to a prop gun in some twisted replay of his fathers last film. In any event the gun wranglers on that film didn't strike me as terribly professional or responsible individuals who were essentially using live firearms for movie props.

    A little basic gun safety would have gone a long way in both of these events and simple things like "verify the bore condition" might have saved lives. I've seen enough blank firing adapters launched downrange when they failed to respect the power of a blank round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    A little basic gun safety would have gone a long way in both of these events and simple things like "verify the bore condition" might have saved lives. I've seen enough blank firing adapters launched downrange when they failed to respect the power of a blank round.
    That really is the sad bottom line, 100% preventable and lesson should have already been learned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    Brandon Lee was the first thing that came to my mind. In that incident the official story is the prop gun was used in a live fire event (something that should NEVER happen, you never combine prop guns with live firearms or vice versa) and a squib round occurred that was never corrected and the round remained in the barrel.

    The firearm was then returned to the movie set where the blank was of sufficient power to cause the squib round to become a lethal projectile.

    That official version of events asks a LOT when it comes to credibility. I suppose somebody could be that incompetent, but that sequence of events just seems unlikely. Whatever actually happened I think the Lee family decided they had had enough hardship and didn't want to sensationalize Brandon's death in the way his fathers death was tabloid fodder for years.

    The squib caused by primer does sound a bit more plausible but still unacceptable. Check the damn bore every time you knobs.

    The scary thing is to consider his fathers film "Game of Death" where Bruce Lee plays a martial arts actor who refuses to sign a management contract with the local crime syndicates so they send a hitman who gains access to the film set and a live round is swapped for a blank in a prop gun. Of course in the film, Lee isn't actually killed but fakes his own death in order to hunt down everyone responsible.

    The implication is still there however and movie sets in the 90s weren't exactly Ft. Knox and it wouldn't be inconceivable that some sick in the head F'er gained access and introduced live ammo to a prop gun in some twisted replay of his fathers last film. In any event the gun wranglers on that film didn't strike me as terribly professional or responsible individuals who were essentially using live firearms for movie props.

    A little basic gun safety would have gone a long way in both of these events and simple things like "verify the bore condition" might have saved lives. I've seen enough blank firing adapters launched downrange when they failed to respect the power of a blank round.
    Brandon Lee was killed by the same people that killed his father because of what they wanted to share from the kung fu world.

    End of story.

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    I accept it.

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