Props expert Guillaume Delouche holds a prop gun while talking about them in Sunland-Tujunga, Los Angeles, on Friday. Photo: AFP
Props expert Guillaume Delouche holds a prop gun while talking about them in Sunland-Tujunga, Los Angeles, on Friday. Photo: AFP

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Alec Baldwin film set shooting: What are prop guns and how can they kill?

  • Blanks used in such weapons often have more gunpowder than that of regular bullets, and can still inflict serious injury – or worse
  • The death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins has prompted debate on whether prop guns should still be allowed on film sets

Topic |   Gun violence in the US
Props expert Guillaume Delouche holds a prop gun while talking about them in Sunland-Tujunga, Los Angeles, on Friday. Photo: AFP
Props expert Guillaume Delouche holds a prop gun while talking about them in Sunland-Tujunga, Los Angeles, on Friday. Photo: AFP
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