Alec Baldwin now wants to limit real firearms on movie sets
Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria spoke to photographers briefly Saturday while out for a walk in New England. According to FOX News, Baldwin was asked if he would ever work on a movie set with firearms – a question Baldwin said he couldn’t answer.
“I really don’t have any – I have no sense of that at all,” Baldwin reportedly said. “I do know that an ongoing effort to limit the use of firearms on film sets is something I’m extremely interested in.”
In my humble opinion, this entire tragedy occurred because Baldwin believed the four rules of firearm safety did not apply to him, which is bunk. There’s no asterisk on the four rules that says they don’t apply to Alec Baldwin or while filming a movie.
When real firearms are being handled, the four rules apply. When people like Baldwin believe they don’t, that’s when tragedy can strike – regardless of the movie industry’s weapon handling policies, which they created on their own.
Baldwin’s newfound desire to limit the use of firearms on movie sets is just blood-dancing, which we all expected from him, eventually. Quite frankly, it’s an insult to his victims.
Baldwin will soon learn whether criminal statutes apply to him as well – a decision that will be made by Sante Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza and District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies.
Based on his statements, I’m pretty sure Sheriff Mendoza doesn’t believe in any Hollywood immunity either.
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.