Sharon Lee demands mandatory gun safety training in Hollywood after Alec Baldwin accidentally killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his new movie ‘Rust’.
AceShowbiz –Sharon Lee, the sister of late actor Brandon Lee, has called for mandatory gun safety training on Hollywood film and TV sets.
The actor was killed by a prop gun on the set of the 1994 film “The Crow” and, following the fatal shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin‘s Western movie “Rust” last month (Oct21), she’s insisted the industry should reduce the amount of real firearms used during filming.
In an essay for Variety, she penned, “Twenty-eight years after losing my brother, Brandon Lee, to a very similar situation – one that allowed real bullets onto a film set and that made actors into agents of death – I’m finally in a sound enough mental and emotional space to raise my voice.”
“Could we require actors to receive mandatory gun safety training before handling a gun on a film set so that they can have some sovereignty over their safety and the safety of those they are pointing a firearm at?”
“Could we consider a shift away from using real firearms on sets as much as possible? And could we think of this shift as innovation rather than punishment?”
Lee concluded, “Absolutely no one wants the remake rights to this tragedy.”
The article comes after Baldwin fired a prop gun, which resulted in the death of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuries to director Joel Souza.
Following the tragedy, Dwayne Johnson has pledged to never use real guns in his productions, saying, “I can’t speak for anyone else, but I can tell you, without an absence of clarity here, that any movie that we have moving forward with Seven Bucks Productions – any movie, any television show, or anything we do or produce – we won’t use real guns at all.”
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