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What are prop guns and why are they dangerous?
www.bbc.com

...Yes. You may remember Brandon Lee, the actor son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee.

Brandon Lee died aged just 28 in 1993 while filming The Crow, when a prop gun which mistakenly had a dummy round loaded in it was fired at him.

Dummy rounds contain no explosive charge and in this case were used to film a close-up. When blanks were loaded part of the dummy round remained in the gun.

After Lee was shot, the cameras kept rolling. It was only when he did not get up at the end of the scene that those on set realised something was wrong.

In another incident, in 1984, US actor Jon-Erik Hexum started joking around on the set of a television show after being frustrated by delays in filming.

He loaded a revolver with a blank, spun the chamber, put the gun to his temple and fired.

Unlike Lee, he was not killed by a projectile, but rather the force of the blast was strong enough to fracture his skull. He died days later in hospital. ...

A common shot in film shows an actor firing into the camera and Steven Hall, who has worked on films such as Fury and The Imitation Game, says it only happens with safeguards.

"If you are in the line of fire... You would have a face mask, you would have goggles, you would stand behind a Perspex screen, and you would minimise the number of people by the camera, " he said.

"What I don't understand in this instance is how two people have been injured, one tragically killed, in the same event."

Others working in film wondered why, at a time when gun effects can be cheaply added using computers, blanks are still being used at all.

"There's no reason to have guns loaded with blanks or anything on set anymore. Should just be fully outlawed," tweeted Craig Zobel, an actor and director whose credits include Westworld and Mare of Easttown. ...



#3 I don't think we have enough data to answer that specific question, at least not according to USA Today www.usatoday.com But I also don't think we'll be surprised if we eventually see that mix and match conveys a bit more protection.

Also, be sure and kiss by each sticking your tongues out and touching tips. That's how the cool kids are doing it.

www.realclearpolitics.com

Democrat running for Governor in VA at debate says,

"I Don't Think Parents Should Be Telling Schools What They Should Teach"

Really?

Hey...glad he said it.

Everyone once in awhile someone slips at the debates and shoots themselves in the foot.

So McAuliffe believes the government should be deciding what children are taught.

Hey...he said it.

So who is the fascist?

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