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Opinion We don’t need computer-generated gunshots in movies. We need no guns in movies.

The entrance to the Bonanza Creek Ranch, where the movie "Rust" was filming, on Oct. 29 in Santa Fe, N.M.
The entrance to the Bonanza Creek Ranch, where the movie "Rust" was filming, on Oct. 29 in Santa Fe, N.M. (Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images)
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Regarding the Nov. 2 Style article “CG gunshots aren’t necessarily a magic bullet for filmmakers”:

A lot has been written about how to make guns safer on movie sets. Some maintain that even blanks should be forbidden and that gunshots can be expensively simulated in post-production.

The safest and cheapest way would be to eliminate the guns altogether. In a country sated with gun violence, the fewer guns in movies, whether real or plastic, the better.

Michael Hoyt, Silver Spring

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