Santa Fe District Attorney Says Alec Baldwin May Not Have Pulled The Trigger In Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting

Alec Baldwin

There’s been a ton of different perspectives and opinions to come out of Alec Baldwin’s accidental shooting and killing of cinemaphotographer Halyna Hutchins.

And it pretty much comes down to one of two ways of thinking:

Option 1: The responsibility falls on the person with the gun in their hand, the person that pulls the trigger.

Option 2: Actors are not trained to use weapons and the responsibility falls on the prop master who hands them the gun.

Alec Baldwin dropped a bit of a bombshell during his interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, when he emphatically denied pulling the trigger. Even his assistant director, the man who handed Alec the gun, said that he never pulled the trigger.

But everybody on set saw Alec Baldwin fatally shoot the Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, he was the one holding the gun… so how did he not pull the trigger?

Well, according to the Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies, it’s a rather easy explanation.

She explained how in an interview with Vanity Fair:

“I didn’t know too much about guns, certainly not about 1850s-era revolvers. So when I first heard that, I was like, ‘Oh, that’s crazy.’

One of the investigators in my office happens to have a very old type revolver, and so he brought it, at my request, so that we could look at it and see if that was at all possible.

Then they visually showed me. You can pull the hammer back without actually pulling the trigger and without actually locking it.

So you pull it back partway, it doesn’t lock, and then if you let it go, the firing pin can hit the primer of the bullet.”

If you’ve ever seen an old western flick where the cowboy empties his six shooter by fanning the hammer on the gun, you’ll understand how that could be possible.

So whether or not Alec actually pulled the trigger is still up for debate, but even if he didn’t, he most likely pulled back the hammer before letting it go, which fired the round.

The investigation continues as to whether or not Alec Baldwin will receive criminal charges for the fatal shooting.

Alec Baldwin Has Been Sued

The lawsuits are really piling on for Alec Baldwin.

The actor is still being investigated after his accidental killing of cinemaphotographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust, after his prop gun went off with a live round in it.

Multiple individuals on and outside the movie set have filed lawsuits against the man, and now, we can add the victim’s family to the list.

According to the New York Post, Hutchins’ family filed a wrongful-death suit Tuesday against the actor, as the family announced it during a press conference in Los Angeles.

Of course, Baldwin claims that he had no idea there was a live round in the prop gun, and added that he never pulled the trigger during his emotional interview with ABC.

He also mentioned that he doesn’t feel responsible for her death and that if he did, he might turn a gun on himself… but he doesn’t. Lighting technician Serge Svetnoy, the film’s script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, and on-set weapon armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed have all filed lawsuits against the man.

He’s also facing a defamation lawsuit after wrongfully calling a fallen Marine’s sister and widow insurrectionists.

Alec’s lawyer gonna be working overtime this year.

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