Alec Baldwin Continues to Ignore Real Issue in First Public Appearance After Rust Film Shooting Incident; Sheriff Involved in Investigation Says Be Careful When Using Word “Accident”
Alec Baldwin and his wife were seen in Vermont where he was surrounded by cameras and agreed to taking questions. Most questions were answered with an “I can’t comment on an investigation,” but Alec did continue to ignore the real issue with the incident.
Mr. Baldwin made sure to say that this was a “one in a trillion” event and guns are fired all the time when filming movies. He would be right, but then why does he treat gun owners differently when an incident occurs? He then goes on to say that things will probably change in Hollywood and maybe they’ll stop using real firearms. This completely misses the point of the issue. Instead of running from your lack of knowledge and respect for firearms, learn about them. Just because an incident occurred due to negligence, doesn’t mean getting rid of a tool.
“But remember, how many bullets have been fired in films and TV shows in the last 75 years. This is America. How many bullets have gone off in movies and on TV sets before? How many, billions in the last 75 years? And nearly all of it without incident. 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.
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.”– Alec Baldwin
This is America, huh? Funny how that never slides off your tongue during your anti-gun rants…
Alec and his wife have been in the New England region over the week. Mr. Baldwin made sure to keep the reason for this private.
The sheriff department that is handling the investigation into the deadly, negligent shooting on the set of Rust is continuing to call this a “criminal investigation.” In an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Sheriff Mendoza said, “I’d be careful using the word ‘accident.'”
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