Alec Baldwin now wants police officers on movie sets to supervise firearm safety
After shooting and killing his cinematographer and wounding his director on the set of his latest movie, Alec Baldwin now wants police officers stationed on movie sets to monitor firearm safety, according to Deadline.com.
“Every film/TV set that uses guns, fake or otherwise, should have a police office on set, hired by the production, to specifically monitor weapons safety,” Baldwin said on Instagram and his now private Twitter account.
Baldwin’s new safety ideas come after the October 21 shooting on the set of his low-budget film, Rust, during which Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins with a .45 Long Colt revolver.
Baldwin has repeatedly denied any culpability for the killing, and he has repeatedly made other suggestions to improve on-set safety.
Late last month, Alec Baldwin suggested limiting the use of real firearms during film production.
“I do know that an ongoing effort to limit the use of firearms on film sets is something I’m extremely interested in,” he told the media.
Lee Williams, who is also known as “The Gun Writer,” cofounded Armed American News. Lee is also the chief editor of the Second Amendment Foundation’s Investigative Journalism Project, and serves on the board of Florida Carry, Inc. Until recently, he was an editor for a daily newspaper in Florida. Before becoming an editor, Lee was an investigative reporter at newspapers in three states and a U.S. Territory. Before becoming a journalist, he worked as a police officer. Before becoming a cop, Lee served in the Army. He’s earned more than a dozen national journalism awards as a reporter, and three medals of valor as a cop. Lee is an avid tactical shooter.