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In Reply to: RE: Great quote from armorer: I don't know how in the world live rounds got mixed in with dummy rounds. Nt posted by geoffkait on October 29, 2021 at 10:36:53
The dummy ones look exactly like the real ones, but usually have a hole in them. They are used for the scenes showing ammo, such as someone wearing a bandolier, or loading a magazine.
For shooting on a scene blank rounds are used, and these look different, as they have no bullets, these are hard to confuse.
But apparently possible... as I find it hard to believe in a mischief.
BTW, in sport ANY ammo is banned from the "safe tables", where the participants are allowed to handle weapons. Even the bright orange plastic snap caps, and the only time the shooters are allowed to load guns is during the course of fire, under the DIRECT supervision of a range officer.
Like in any other sport, accidents do happen, but they are very, very rare, and so far have been limited to wounds. I once stood just behind one such shooter, who, while holstering a loaded gun, shot himself in the thigh.
real bullets. And there is never any good reason to have them on any set.
Live rounds mixed with blanks, not with dummy rounds.
apparently you think you know what an unnamed armorer meant when they said what they said. ESP?
In this case the accident happened with live rounds not blanks. So live rounds means live rounds. Nobody "mixed up" anything for anything else. It was a live round in the gun and nobody checked before Baldwin was handed the gun. Nobody mixed up anything they just didn't do what they were supposed to do which is to monitor the gun and check it before handing it to an actor.
Anamazing amount of stupidity, irresponsibility and incompetence went into the making of this horrible tragic accidenct. but mistaking live rounds, dummy rounds and blanks was not one of them.
My post commented on her statement.
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