After Halyna Hutchins’ Tragic Death, Real Guns May Be Gone from Movie Sets for Good

After Halyna Hutchins’ Tragic Death, Real Guns May Be Gone from Movie Sets for Good
The shooting death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust” could create a Hollywood where gun violence becomes imaginary. Already, some showrunners pledge to use simulated gunfire while a California Senate leader said he plans to introduce a bill to severely restrict the use of real weapons in movies.

On October 21, what police described as a “live round” struck “Rust” cinematographer Hutchins and the film’s director, Joel Souza, after Baldwin fired a prop gun during rehearsal. Moments before, crew announced to the set that it was a “cold” gun, meaning it did not contain live rounds.

Shortly after the tragic news broke, American Film Institute graduate Bandar Albuliwi posted a petition on Change.org demanding that Baldwin “use his power and influence” in the industry to make change and ban real guns on set. As of the morning of October 26, the petition now has nearly 40,000 signatures.

Albuliwi graduated
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