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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 guns NOT a toy stop waving it around!
Look at you your fingers STILL ON THE TRIGGER!
According to American tabloid the National Enquirer, the extra then squirmed, Is the gun really loaded?
Selleck replied, No, its not loaded. But when you handle a gun its common sense to assume it IS loaded, and NOT point it at people!
"Tom Sellecks 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."
I am on Tom’s side on this one....the guy should know you NEVER point a gun at anyone...........
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.
Always liked this guy. Quigly was a great movie. I just showed my wife Runaway the other night, another si-fi classic.
Forgot to add Quiqby Down Under was one of the few good things to come out of Hollywood in the past decade.
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.
Chuckie Schmukie Schumer and your libtard buddies, dittos to you-
The constitution including the second amendment is not a plaything, stop waiving it.
Brings to mind Jon-Erik Hexum , the actor that accidentally killed himself on set with a blank.
The extra sounds like an idiot - only a “showbiz” publication would imply that Selleck is the one being a drama queen.
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.
Sellek is right. You cannot assume it isn’t loaded. You have to assume it is loaded.
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.
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.
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.
Rule No. 39728 It is probably not a good idea to lose your temper with any with the monicker “gun toting”
It irritates me to see people at Bass Pro violate this rule. And their employees seem oblivious to it.
Temper my @ss. He did the extra and everyone else a favor. He did the mature and responsible thing.
Well justified in this instance.
Eddie Eagle has GREAT advice for the type of person the extra sounds like . . .
When you see a gun:
2. DON'T TOUCH!
3. Call an ADULT!
I'd be on ANY side of Tom Selleck!
Ahhh, Chicago. Liked it better when Kath was alive.
You’re right. I thought I was going to read a story about Selleck getting angry over someone with a holstered gun.
Good for Selleck. I’m glad his career is getting a boost. He seems to be quite an admirable person.
What a stupide headline....Lost his Temper?? Or reacted with a statement of “common sense”.
They stood tall in an era of real giants.
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.
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.
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.
Brandon Lee was killed by a gun that was assumed to be loaded with blanks while filming The Crow.
I’m with Tom on this, but I wonder why a real gun was on the set?
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.
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!
CTA. Best album of their career.
Yes, a 21 year decade.
It was made in 1990.
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.
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.
The extra is is lucky he didn’t get some EXTRA attention at the Unemployment line.
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!
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
And in the real sniper business a Quigley is a shot that takes out two bad guys with one shot.
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.
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.
The pinheads in this story are the writer and whoever wrote the headline. His reaction was appropriate, and hardly a “loss of temper.”
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.
That's against Ultra-Progressiveist Hollyweird's Uber-Liberal rules.