If you remember, there was quite a bit of disagreement on whether or not Baldwin was responsible for checking to ensure that the firearm he pointed at a staff member was safe, or if it was proper for him to accept another staff member’s word for it.

There are bloggers who insist that anyone who hasn’t made movies is unqualified to have an opinion. Perhaps Nicolas Cage has enough experience making movies for his opinion to matter. Cage explained that he believes it is an actor’s responsibility to be educated in the use of guns as part of their craft. Here is what he has to say on the matter:

You need to know how to fight. You’re going to do fight scenes. You need to know how to ride a motorcycle. You need to know how to use a stick shift and drive sports cars, and you do need to know how to use a gun. You do. You need to take the time to know what the procedure is. Those are part of the job profiles.

Nicolas Cage on the Baldwin ‘Rust’ shooting

Of course, we all know that rich and famous people follow a different set of rules from everyone else. For that reason, I don’t expect a rich, antigun movie star to be held legally accountable. Still, that doesn’t change his responsibility for what happened, even if he will never be held accountable.

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Hedge · January 7, 2022 at 6:36 am

Aeslop is never wrong bro. Don’t you know? He’s a big time cali nurse dude and he knows a lot about everything and he can spank you down with fancy words he learned in a book.
I remember when he was so sure about all this covid shit and was talking it up like the next plague cause remember he’s a nurse dude and knows shit you don’t. Look at how that matured. Of course he still isn’t wrong because you were just too stupid to understand what all his fancy words meant. He’s a joke. His audience is basically a bunch of old fuckhead Boomers that hang on his every silly word and have been approved to be on his site. Fake as shit.

And no. Baldwin won’t be held accountable I’m guessing. Probably because of what Aeslop said and not you. ; )

    Russell G. · January 7, 2022 at 7:11 am

    Last sentence, first paragraph…
    Hold my fucking beer, M’er or Zoom’r or Vox’r.

    And, anyone that requires you to log into Google or Disuss or whatever to comment eats bags of dicks at every meal. So, maybe the rest of the first paragraph has some degree of merit.

    Fact is, when you look at the front of the cylinder on a wheel gun, especially a 45 LC with a soft lead fat boy, you pretty much know the rules on the muzzle…actor or no actor. Case closed.

    AC47spooky · January 7, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    I’m in total agreement on Mr. Raconteur Report. Having read the material for a while, I thought exactly the same – he’s never wrong. After a while that attitude wears thin. I’m done with it.

Guy · January 7, 2022 at 7:25 am

The best argument I’ve heard is to compare it to you and your buddies making a YouTube video. The person responsible would be the person who pulled the trigger. There is no rationale for giving special considerations to Hollywood productions.

Similarly, freedom of the press does not give any special rights to journalists, and no laws or rulings should be predicated on whether one belongs to a reputable news organization. Which is to say, given their behavior with the public often strays into open harassment, in a world with just laws more reporters would find themselves physically removed from places by their intended interview subjects.

Skyler the Weird · January 7, 2022 at 7:39 pm

Wasn’t Cage in the Armorer’s first film? He’s saying he was smart enough to check her work before using the props unlike Baldwin.

Jonathan · January 8, 2022 at 9:32 am

The claim that the armorer is solely at fault and not the actor is idiotic (not to say that may not be the law in some places).
The actor pulled the trigger, period. Claiming he isn’t at fault is a version of “just following orders” – this has never been a legal justification in the US.
The armorer may certainly share in the blame, but it is unreasonable to give them some blame.

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