Derren Brown asked another person to load a revolver with one bullet
in the show recorded at Francheville Farm, Grouville, Jersey.
then pointed the gun at his own head, and pulled the trigger a number
of times, stopping when he guessed the gun would fire.
was no live ammunition involved and at no time was anyone at risk,"
said Lenny Harper, Detective Chief Officer for the States of Jersey
prop company brought a number of props to the island and they included
a quantity of blank ammunition.
is absolutely no way that the States of Jersey police would allow
anybody to put themselves at risk and shoot themselves dead."
are illegal in the UK. Mr Pearson pointed out that certain firearm
legislation in Jersey was in fact tougher than the UK.
instance, unlike the UK, it was illegal to hold an air gun in Jersey
without a licence.
said the Jersey police had contacted Channel 4 after being alerted
by a national newspaper that the show was to be filmed on the island.
4 would only say in a statement: "In making and broadcasting
this program, Channel 4 was very mindful of its responsibility to
ensure the safety of all involved and liaised with the Jersey police
in advance of filming there to ensure that no offences were committed."
want to know your thoughts and feelings on this stunt taking place
in the island, had it been real and something had gone wrong how
would it have reflected on the island and it's gun laws?
we need to toughen up our laws to bring them in line with the UK
or is the island right to be more relaxed and put the emphasis on
the responsibility of the owner?
you have experience of Jerseys gun laws, are they in fact already
very strict? What do you think about Derren Browns stunt? Great
magic or mindless self promotion?
the form on the right to have your say.
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Derren Brown is NOT an illusionist, He can work out what the human mind wants to do,
Like the 'Don't think of a black cat' thing.
Hysterics are missing the point! That this was about illusion and mind power. It doesn't matter wether the ammunition was real or blank, he was trying to prove that he could guess where the bullet was! Honestly, some people!
re Derren Brown, my dictionary describes an illusion as false perception; deceptive appearance & an illusionist as a sleight of hand performer & i'd been led to believe that David Copperfield really did make an elephant disappear,maybe I wasn't born under a gooseberry bush after all?
Darren Brown's stunt was good entertainment. If Darren was using blank bullets he was still putting his life at risk. There have been several occasions where actors have been seriously injured and even killed when they have used blank amunition.
Still he has a great knowledge of the mind and can read what people are thinking and what they will do. Could he have tricked the Police and made them think he was using blanks but really using live rounds?