Alec Baldwin prop gun shooting on Rust movie

Steve Wolf, a theatrical firearms safety expert
Steve Wolf, a theatrical guns security specialist (CNN)

Steve Wolf, a theatrical guns security specialist who has actually dealt with a variety of sets with simulated violence, weighed in on the Alec Baldwin prop weapon shooting stating, “there is no excuse for something like this to happen” given that “the “physics of how bullets get in individuals has actually been understood for about 5,000 years.”

“If a bullet comes out and hurts somebody, that’s precisely what it is developed to do, so you need to find out how you make certain that does not occur,” he said.

Holding up what appeared to be a weapon and a bullet on CNN, Wolf listed reasonable steps on-set coordinators could take to prevent such incidents.

For example, he said coordinators should always look inside of the cylinder of the weapon to ensure “there is absolutely nothing in the weapon that might come out.”

Then, holding up what appeared to be a live piece of ammunition, Wolf said the blank should also be checked to ensure there is no bullet sitting on the end of the casing.

“If you put a blank therein, you make certain there is a blank, no bullet on completion of it,” he said. “It is hollow. It is simply gunpowder and a piece of paper that holds the powder in.”

If it is simply a blank, “all that will come out are hot broadening gases and flame and smoke and a sound,” he added.

Wolf’s remarks come after a film crew member died and another was injured afterBaldwin discharged a prop firearm on the set of the movie “Rust,” according to a police declaration supplied to CNN.

The examination “stays open and active” and no charges have been filed, according to the sheriff’s office.

In a statement, Baldwin said he is cooperating with the police investigation. “There are no words to communicate my shock and unhappiness relating to the terrible mishap,” he stated.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.