SEPTEMBER 9th 2020: Actor Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Thomas Baldwin welcome their fifth child together - a baby boy born on September 8th. - File Photo by: zz/John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx 2019 4/26/19 Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin at the premiere of "Crown Vic" held on April 26, 2019 during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. (NYC)

Alec Baldwin says police should be on set of all movies with guns

Alec Baldwin has said each film and TV set that uses guns should employ a police officer to be present following last month’s tragic events in New Mexico which left a cinematographer dead, according to a Mirror report.

The report recalls that the actor, 63, accidentally shot and killed 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins while rehearsing on the set of Western film Rust.

Director Joel Souza, 48, was also injured in the incident which saw Alec shoot a weapon he thought was “cold”, meaning he didn’t think it had live ammunition in it.

Now, tweeting from his Twitter account which was recently set as private, the Hollywood star wrote: “Every film/TV set that uses guns, fake or otherwise, should have a police officer on set, hired by the production, to specifically monitor weapons safety.”  

He later shared the comment to his Instagram account which has 2.4 million followers.

Normally, it is the responsibility of a set’s props master or armorer to ensure firearms safety on a film or TV set. 

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