Pressure mounts for ban on real guns in Hollywood after Baldwin set tragedy

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Reuters

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The fatal shooting accident on the set of an Alec Baldwin movie has prompted calls for a ban on the use of real guns in TV shows and movies, with two producers already saying they will stop the practice. “Booksmart” film director Olivia Wilde called on Hollywood to implement what she called “Halyna’s Law,” and a petition urging Baldwin to take the lead in a campaign to ban the use of real firearms had attracted more than 27,000 votes by Monday. The campaign was prompted by the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the wounding of director Joel So…

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