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Tom Selleck Loses Temper With Gun-Toting Extra
showbizspy.com ^ | 1 April, 2011 | NA

Posted on 04/02/2011 6:03:41 AM PDT by marktwain

TOM Selleck has quite the temper!

The actor apparently flew off the handle when an extra on the set of his TV show Blue Bloods picked up a real gun and started pointing it at people!

The extra — who was playing a cop but had never held a real gun — was horrified when Tom, a lifelong gun enthusiast and board member of the National Rifle Association, spotted him and yelled, “Hey, YOU! What the HELL are you doing? That gun’s NOT a toy — stop waving it around!”

“Look at you…your finger’s STILL ON THE TRIGGER!”

According to American tabloid the National Enquirer, the extra then squirmed, “Is the gun really loaded?”

Selleck replied, “No, it’s not loaded. But when you handle a gun it’s common sense to assume it IS loaded, and NOT point it at people!”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; safety; selleck
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The comments at the source are good. Here is the best one:

"Tom Selleck’s reaction to a person pointing a real gun at people was entirely correct and justified. The person MISHANDLING the gun was violating the cardinal rule of gun safety: ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction. The person violated another rule: Always keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot. There is ABSOLUTELY no excuse for someone to point a gun at someone outside of an emergency situation.

These safety rules are not that difficult, yet morons across the world continue to violate them. If you do not know the safety rules, never handle a firearm."

1 posted on 04/02/2011 6:03:48 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I am on Tom’s side on this one....the guy should know you NEVER point a gun at anyone...........


2 posted on 04/02/2011 6:06:47 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: marktwain

I had a similar reaction to two clowns at the gun range awhile back.(turns out they were not members)

There is no excuse for mishandling weapons.


3 posted on 04/02/2011 6:06:58 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama has fired more cruise missiles than any other Nobel peace prize winner.)
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To: marktwain

Always liked this guy. Quigly was a great movie. I just showed my wife Runaway the other night, another si-fi classic.


4 posted on 04/02/2011 6:07:34 AM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: marktwain

Forgot to add Quiqby Down Under was one of the few good things to come out of Hollywood in the past decade.


5 posted on 04/02/2011 6:09:06 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama has fired more cruise missiles than any other Nobel peace prize winner.)
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To: shibumi; 50mm; Mobile Vulgus
Warner Todd Huston strikes again!


6 posted on 04/02/2011 6:09:32 AM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: marktwain

Misleading LSM headline...AGAIN! The man was not a gun-toter. He picked up a gun on a movie set and it was the first time he’d ever handled a gun. They make it sound he was a gun owner.


7 posted on 04/02/2011 6:10:20 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: marktwain

Chuckie Schmukie Schumer and your libtard buddies, dittos to you-

The constitution including the second amendment is not a plaything, stop waiving it.


8 posted on 04/02/2011 6:10:39 AM PDT by at bay (My father was born with 28 ounces of flesh in 1924 then went on to become Mr. (Glenn) Holland.)
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To: marktwain

Brings to mind Jon-Erik Hexum , the actor that accidentally killed himself on set with a blank.


9 posted on 04/02/2011 6:10:50 AM PDT by farmguy
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To: marktwain

The extra sounds like an idiot - only a “showbiz” publication would imply that Selleck is the one being a drama queen.


10 posted on 04/02/2011 6:10:56 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: humblegunner

The rule is: there is no such thing as an unloaded gun.

Consider that all guns are loaded at all times, then handle appropriately.

That prevents a lot of ‘stupid’ accidents.


11 posted on 04/02/2011 6:11:28 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: marktwain

Sellek is right. You cannot assume it isn’t loaded. You have to assume it is loaded.


12 posted on 04/02/2011 6:11:34 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: fuzzybutt

Thanks for reminding me about RUNAWAY. Gene Simmons blew me away in the villain role.

That’s why Tom reminds me of why I hate Puke-sy O donnell after that anti-gun ambush on her show.


13 posted on 04/02/2011 6:11:58 AM PDT by max americana ( NF)
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To: marktwain

My brother set me straight on this in much the way when I was an idiot juvenile (coincidentally it was right around the time that Terry Kath blew his brains out “accidentally”). Needless to say I got the message.


14 posted on 04/02/2011 6:11:58 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: marktwain

And I am suprised that these hollywood folks are not forced to go to a gun safety course before taking a role involving guns.

Oh they are liberals, rules do not apply.


15 posted on 04/02/2011 6:12:11 AM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: marktwain

Rule No. 39728 It is probably not a good idea to lose your temper with any with the monicker “gun toting”


16 posted on 04/02/2011 6:12:59 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: marktwain

It irritates me to see people at Bass Pro violate this rule. And their employees seem oblivious to it.


17 posted on 04/02/2011 6:13:07 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: marktwain

Temper my @ss. He did the extra and everyone else a favor. He did the mature and responsible thing.


18 posted on 04/02/2011 6:13:22 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: marktwain
TOM Selleck has quite the temper!

Well justified in this instance.

19 posted on 04/02/2011 6:13:50 AM PDT by K-Stater
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To: GnuHere
The extra sounds like an idiot - only a “showbiz” publication would imply that Selleck is the one being a drama queen.

Eddie Eagle has GREAT advice for the type of person the extra sounds like . . .

When you see a gun:

1. STOP!

2. DON'T TOUCH!

3. Call an ADULT!

20 posted on 04/02/2011 6:15:17 AM PDT by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: blueyon
I am on Tom’s side on this one....the guy should know you NEVER point a gun at anyone...........

I'd be on ANY side of Tom Selleck!

21 posted on 04/02/2011 6:15:17 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: the invisib1e hand

Ahhh, Chicago. Liked it better when Kath was alive.


22 posted on 04/02/2011 6:15:54 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: FrdmLvr

You’re right. I thought I was going to read a story about Selleck getting angry over someone with a holstered gun.


23 posted on 04/02/2011 6:16:40 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: marktwain

Good for Selleck. I’m glad his career is getting a boost. He seems to be quite an admirable person.


24 posted on 04/02/2011 6:18:15 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: marktwain

What a stupide headline....Lost his Temper?? Or reacted with a statement of “common sense”.


25 posted on 04/02/2011 6:19:06 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: originalbuckeye

They stood tall in an era of real giants.


26 posted on 04/02/2011 6:19:14 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: marktwain

Selleck was right here and I wholeheartedly agree with him, but, his character is stilted and stiff. He looks ridiculous dying his hair and moustache.


27 posted on 04/02/2011 6:22:09 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: blueyon
I am on Tom’s side on this one....the guy should know you NEVER point a gun at anyone

Ditto! He should not have been allowed to even hold it. If there's anyone at fault, it's the person who let it lay around for any moron to pick it up.

28 posted on 04/02/2011 6:24:12 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (The mighty zero, obama,does not warrant the respect necessary for his name to be capitalized.)
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To: marktwain

Wait a darn minute.

Selleck is one of those knuckle dragging gun nuts. Everyone knows that those gun nuts (who oppose every single reasonable restriction on guns liberals can imagine) have no right to ever ever get upset over someone’s handling of a gun. This means Tom is a hypocrite (the most evil sin the right wingers could ever commit).

Tom should be supporting the reasonable restrictions us evolved liberals (who have never been mugged and who trust our government like those crazy Christians trust God) want to impose.


29 posted on 04/02/2011 6:26:47 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: farmguy

Brandon Lee was killed by a gun that was assumed to be loaded with blanks while filming The Crow.


30 posted on 04/02/2011 6:27:08 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: marktwain

I’m with Tom on this, but I wonder why a real gun was on the set?


31 posted on 04/02/2011 6:28:13 AM PDT by umgud
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To: marktwain
Well done, Tom Selleck! Never let a gun safety/teaching opportunity like that pass without making the most of it.

He's one of the good ones in Hollywood and I almost always like the characters he brings to life. I related so much to his portrayal of Jesse Stone I named my new puppy Jesse.

32 posted on 04/02/2011 6:30:11 AM PDT by GBA (Those who die with the most liberty...Win! Ever Vigilance: For the children.)
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To: marktwain
The actor apparently flew off the handle when an extra on the set of his TV show Blue Bloods picked up a real gun and started pointing it at people!

These words alone prove that the 'reporter' has never been around a responsible gun owner/user and did no research or fact checking before filing this LAME word usage! If I "fly off the handle", it means I am making a hissy-fit about an insignificant item, Mr. Selleck, working on a show about police and their lives, corrects a clueless dweeb on a vital safety issue and that IS NOT "flying off the handle"! Imagine any injury, let alone death in this instance ... words fail!

33 posted on 04/02/2011 6:31:20 AM PDT by SES1066 (Michael Moore - a pernicious progluddite of socialism!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

CTA. Best album of their career.


34 posted on 04/02/2011 6:31:55 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Red in Blue PA
Quiqby Down Under was one of the few good things to come out of Hollywood in the past decade.

Yes, a 21 year decade.

It was made in 1990.

35 posted on 04/02/2011 6:33:10 AM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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36 posted on 04/02/2011 6:33:10 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: marktwain

Yeah,he was in the right. I have a gunshop and I am ruthless about safety. A friend of mine was being neglectfully unsafe one day and pointed a revolver at me a few times while admiring it. After leaning and trying to keep from looking down it a few time I finally told him “If you point that thing at me one more time I am gonna holster it in your ass”. He was a bit embarrassed but he got over it and has been careful ever since.


37 posted on 04/02/2011 6:33:33 AM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: CondorFlight

My dad did allow that a totally disassembled firearm was “probably” unloaded. Once you began reassembly it becomes loaded again. He was a stickler about the rules but I guess that is natural enough. He taught weapons for a brief period during WWII. I wish I could have taken his courses: Ma Deuce and heavy mortar.


38 posted on 04/02/2011 6:34:11 AM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: marktwain
HEY, all you sexists out there! I think there are "rules" to be applied here!


39 posted on 04/02/2011 6:35:17 AM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: marktwain

The extra is is lucky he didn’t get some EXTRA attention at the Unemployment line.


40 posted on 04/02/2011 6:35:19 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: blueyon

Brandon Lee.


41 posted on 04/02/2011 6:35:36 AM PDT by omega4179 (No war for Brotherhood.)
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To: umgud
... I wonder why a real gun was on the set?

I would imagine for the real weight and heft that promotes realism. Yes, you can get a prop gun that has the proper attributes but (maybe) it is his own weapon? If so, it works as a professional tool (tax deductible) AND for self-defense while in transit. I can think of other reasons, but for me that is sufficient - I will bet that it won't be "laying around" in the future though!

42 posted on 04/02/2011 6:37:53 AM PDT by SES1066 (Michael Moore - a pernicious progluddite of socialism!)
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To: marktwain

Totally with Mr. Selleck on this. Learning to handle firearms with Dad quote time - “Never point a gun at anything you don’t want to kill, because that is what it is for.”

Prayers for Japan
Tatt


43 posted on 04/02/2011 6:38:14 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: fuzzybutt

And in the real sniper business a Quigley is a shot that takes out two bad guys with one shot.


44 posted on 04/02/2011 6:40:19 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: marktwain
TOM Selleck has quite the temper!

The actor apparently flew off the handle when an extra on the set of his TV show

That is a bad way to characterize Tom Selleck's reaction to an act of stupidity.

As a long time 2nd Amendment proponent, Selleck knows gun safety and didn't "lose his temper and fly off the handle".

He was scolding and teaching an ignorant actor how to handle a real weapon.

45 posted on 04/02/2011 6:40:40 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: marktwain; All

Blue Bloods is the best show of this season. Good family values. Really look forward to it. Wish they would stop moving it’s time slot though.


46 posted on 04/02/2011 6:41:00 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: marktwain

The pinheads in this story are the writer and whoever wrote the headline. His reaction was appropriate, and hardly a “loss of temper.”


47 posted on 04/02/2011 6:41:12 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: humblegunner
Quiqby Down Under was one of the few good things to come out of Hollywood in the past decade.

Yes, a 21 year decade. It was made in 1990.

Quigley Down Under was made in 1990. Quigby Down Under, on the other hand, may be newer.

48 posted on 04/02/2011 6:43:16 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: the invisib1e hand
He did the mature and responsible thing.

That's against Ultra-Progressiveist Hollyweird's Uber-Liberal rules.

49 posted on 04/02/2011 6:43:43 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: marktwain
They've forgotten about John Hexum?
50 posted on 04/02/2011 6:44:32 AM PDT by pabianice
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