casinterest wrote:An attorney for the armorer on the movie set where actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer said Wednesday that he believes someone might have been trying to sabotage the set by putting a live round in a box of dummy ammunition.
So, were they supposed to be blank rounds or dummy rounds? There’s a difference. Anyone familiar with firearms should be able to tell the difference between a blank and a live round.
Dummy rounds are a little different. There are obvious dummy rounds, such as snap caps, that look different from a live, or blank. But, some dummy rounds are simply rounds that have had the primer and powder charge removed. There will be a small hole drilled in the case, and/or the primer seat will be empty. I’ve also seen cases that have been crimped along their length to indicate they we dummies.
In either case, an armorer should be able to tell the difference with ease.
casinterest wrote:This article points out that there were two hours where the guns were left unattended,
Unacceptable. I won’t leave a gun laying out at home when I’m alone, much less on a busy movie set. The only time a firearm is left on a table for an extended period, in my home, is when it’s disassembled for cleaning.