Alex Baldwin seems to only support the police when it’s convenient for himself.
Weeks after actor Alex Baldwin shot and killed photographer Halyna Hutchins by using a live weapon on set; he now has a new idea regarding how sets can be more safe when it comes to handling guns.
Baldwin publicly stated that “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,”.
However, Baldwin previously tweeted and showed support towards the defund the police movement.
Alec Baldwin calls for mandatory police presence to monitor weapon safety on sets following 'Rust' shootinghttps://t.co/aeqYH4fNq5
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 8, 2021
Fox News had more on the story:
Alec Baldwin took to social media on Monday to share his idea to make film and TV sets that use firearms more safe — hire police officers.
The 63-year-old actor has been at the heart of an ongoing debate in Hollywood about the use of real guns during production after an on-set accident involving him left “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead and director Joel Souza wounded. As investigators look into what caused the deadly incident, specifically how live ammunition made its way onto the set in the first place, many are placing the blame on Baldwin as well as the handful of other people who handled the firearm prior to the accidental shooting incident.
On Monday, Baldwin issued a rare social media post since the tragedy to note that he believes having a police presence paid for by networks or studios would lead to fewer gun-related mishaps.
“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 wrote Monday.
Alec Baldwin Urges Hollywood to Employ Police Officers on Film and TV Sets Using Real or Fake Guns https://t.co/ACwTsJMDP0
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 8, 2021
CNBC got the scoop too:
Alec Baldwin took to social media Monday to urge Hollywood to hire police officers on all film and television sets that use guns.
“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,” Baldwin wrote in a tweet that he also shared on Instagram.
His plea comes in the wake of his involvement in the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust” last month in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Hutchins was struck by a lead projectile from a prop gun fired by Baldwin. Director Joel Souza, who was standing behind Hutchins, was also injured.
The left just wants to defund the police in your neck of the woods but not their own.