BFDI just got done with the reports involving Alec Baldwin shooting on the sets of rust, and Alec Baldwin is not going to like the findings.
The incident occurred at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico in October of 2021. When Alec Baldwin fired what he supposedly thought was a prop gun directly into another crew member. Baldwin quickly made statements of his innocence and swore that he did not pull the trigger. According to a new FBI report that may not be the case.
ABC News reports. An FBI forensic report obtained Friday found that the gun used in the “Rust” shooting could not have been fired without pulling the trigger. Baldwin shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last year while producing and starring in the Western. Despite believing he was handling a “cold gun,” a live bullet struck Hutchins and killed her. Also wounded in the shooting was the film’s director, Joel Souza. The FBI report shows that the firearm used in the shooting, a .45 Colt (.45 Long Colt) caliber F.lli Pietta single-action revolver, could not have fired without the trigger being pulled. According to the report, the gun could not fire without a trigger pull with the hammer in the quarter- and half-cock positions. The report stated that as long as the working internal components were intact and functional, the gun could not be fired without pulling the trigger with the hammer fully cocked.
The movie set for rust had serious and willful firearm safety failures and were cited in the past.
According to BBC. As reported by the New Mexico Environment Department, Rust’s makers exhibited “plain indifference” to the dangers associated with firearm use. Rust Movie Productions was fined $136,793 by the agency. In his statement to the New Mexico Environment Department, cabinet secretary James Kenney said: “There were several management failures and more than sufficient evidence to suggest that if standard industry practices had been followed, the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins and Joel Souza wouldn’t have occurred”. He added:”Through our investigation, we determined that Rust Productions’ failures were both serious and wilful.” “The bottom line here is that it was the employers’ obligation to follow national standards, and that did not happen on the set of Rust.
Numerous actors and actresses, plus countless firearm experts have decried the actions taken on set. The rule is you always check your firearm, don’t point a firearm at anything you don’t intend to hurt or destroy. With all the violations that the movie set was cited for, I find it incredible that the same armorer was kept, or that Alec Baldwin could trust the judgment of that individual.