Safety Doesn’t Come Cheap

The shooting death on the set of the film "Rust" is a reminder that firearm safety is the responsibility of everyone handling a firearm, whether they're an actor, armorer, or even an assistant director. Cutting corners, however, is never the answer.

My latest column.

The latest on the "Rust" shooting is that an attorney for the film's armorer has suggested someone may have sabotaged the film by placing live rounds in a box of blanks, though live rounds shouldn't have been on the set regardless. And here's a look back on some of my coverage of a shooting at the Cody Gunfighter Show in 2016, here and here. That shooting was eerily similar to the the "Rust" shooting, though fortunately no one was seriously harmed.

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