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Film armorer blames ammo supplier in deadly "Rust" shooting

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Anyone who has ever handled a weapon knows the difference between a live and blank round. It’s a pathetic excuse from someone who only had one job to do.

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Is this an attempt to pass the blame off the set ?

IF the supplier had included live rounds in the box, the box should have been checked when opened before handing out the rounds for filiming

Anyone with proper firearm training and experience would have noticed the difference between live, dummy and blank rounds.

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Since dummy rounds can be spotted during loading in live action on camera, there is a special dummy round that looks externally like a live round, apparently.

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Peter NeilToday  08:38 am JST

Anyone who has ever handled a weapon knows the difference between a live and blank round. It’s a pathetic excuse from someone who only had one job to do.

nandakandamandaToday  09:56 am JST

Since dummy rounds can be spotted during loading in live action on camera, there is a special dummy round that looks externally like a live round, apparently.

Generally speaking, a live round has a bullet in one end of the casing and a blank does not, the ends of the blank casing are crimped so it only goes "bang" when fired and ejects only some sparks and small debris. the difference in appearance and weight is very easy to see/feel.

A dummy round however looks just like a live round in that it has a bullet in one end of the casing but contains no, let's call it "explosive", so it cannot be fired. The weight difference between the two is very small and pretty much impossible to detect by hand.

Hence:-

"The lawsuit adds new details to the chain of custody for guns and ammunition on the “Rust” set on Oct 21, describing the appearance of a new box of ammunition — presumed to be harmless dummy rounds with no explosive — shortly before a revolver was loaded and passed to Baldwin."

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Weren't people saying that armorer was messing around shooting cans and stuff like that on set before it happened? Seems very irresponsible and now they are trying to pass the blame.

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Anything to protect Baldwin.

he finally says he agreed to turn over his phone next week.

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It everyone’s fault BUT the person who pulled the Trigger; just what I expected when I heard who was involved

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