Actor Alec Baldwin issued his first public response on Friday after he fatally shot a crew member and injured a director on the set of a forthcoming movie.
Officials confirmed that Halyna Hutchins, the 42-year-old director of photography on the film “Rust” was pronounced dead after being airlifted to the University of New Mexico hospital. Joel Souza, the director of the film, was injured in the incident.
“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother, and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred. I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.” Baldwin wrote in a Twitter statement.
Sheriff’s officials in Santa Fe County confirmed Thursday they are probing the shooting, saying that the gun in question appeared to be a “prop firearm when it was discharged” during a scene. “Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged,” the statement added.
On Thursday night, a spokesman for Baldwin told The Associated Press that the prop gun that was apparently loaded with blank rounds misfired.
Look how words are twisted – The prop gun, apparently loaded with blank rounds, misfired.
If a “prop gun loaded with blank rounds misfired, then there ARE NO BULLETS…..they are blanks! So, a prop gun with blanks that misfires, will cause NO DAMAGE.
Dissect the statement to see it makes no sense. If a prop gun with blanks misfired, nothing would have happened but a loud noise.
Alec Baldwin did not check the gun before firing; this is known because if he did, he would have noticed live ammo loaded in the gun.
The media loves to cover the obvious and some people will believe what is said…..”oh I didn’t know it was loaded.”
Forget about that for a second! Why did Alec Baldwin aim a gun at two people and pull the trigger? Were they in the movie? Was it part of the scene?
Why didn’t Alec Baldwin check the gun? Sorry, way too many unanswered common sense questions and I will not let media blind me – and neither should you.
The 4 Universal Rules Of Gun Safety
- Treat all guns as if they are always loaded.
- Never let the muzzle point at anything that you are not willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target and you have made the decision to shoot.
- Be sure of your target and what is behind it.
Alec Baldwin broke all 4 gun safety rules.
There are gun experts on movie sets who check guns and ammo for errors, three times over, at least.
How could a gun miss all the checks before being used?
Alec Baldwin also failed in that he didn’t check for live ammo before pointing a gun at someone.
You NEVER point a gun at anyone, whether loaded or not, unless you have the intent to kill.
Alec Baldwin did NOT exercise caution for gun safety protocol that every gun owner uses in America.
The gun being a “prop” is not an excuse! At the end of the day it is a gun and it killed one person and injured another due to Alec Baldwin’s failure to perform a last check!
Three of the most basic, fundamental rules of handling a firearm are ALWAYS check a firearm to see if its loaded, NEVER even place your finger on the trigger until you are sure of your target and NEVER point a firearm at another person unless that person poses a serious threat to you own life or the lives of others.
Alec Baldwin Broke All Gun Rules
Baldwin broke all three rules. Baldwin should have NEVER handled a gun without proper training.
Why did Alec Baldwin point a gun at Halyna Hutchins and pull the trigger?
Alec Baldwin is trying to blame a member of the crew by saying “I have never been handed a ‘hot’ gun on a set.”
One person is dead and one in critical condition because of Baldwin’s stupidity.
Cynically, I doubt he will be charged like you or I would.
Baldwin is 100% at fault in this tragedy.
One of our ROTTER News readers brought up the possibility that Haylna Hutchins was a sacrifice, which is what they do.
Since Alec Baldwin broke every gun rule, the thought of murder isn’t so far off. In the end, we’ll never know.
Meanwhile, the International Cinematographers Guild said it mourned the loss of Hutchins and wants a full investigation into the matter.
“The details are unclear at this moment, but we are working to learn more, and we support a full investigation into this tragic event,” the group said in a statement to several news outlets. “This is a terrible loss, and we mourn the passing of a member of our Guild’s family,” the statement added.
An agency that represented Hutchins issued a statement after she was shot and killed.
“All those in her orbit knew what was coming; a star director of photography, who would be a force to be reckoned with,” Innovative Artists said on Instagram. “All of us at Innovative Artists are heartbroken. We mourn for her family and we hope this tragedy will reveal new lessons for how to better ensure safety for every crew member on set.”
The incident harks back to 1993 when Brandon Lee, the son of martial artist Bruce Lee, was shot and killed during the filming of “The Crow.” The gun that killed Lee was supposed to have blanks, but a bullet was lodged inside the barrel.
If you remember, Brandon Lee was killed on the set of the Crow movie he was filming. THEY said a bullet was lodged in the barrel of the gun and the blank fired shot the lodged bullet. This is very hard to believe since bullets rarely ever get lodged in the barrel of a gun.
If the gun that killed Brandon Lee was properly checked, Brandon’s death would have been avoided. There is fowl play with Brandon Lee’s death (many people want Bruce Lee dead and his male offspring.)
This recent gun tragedy with Alec Baldwin and Halyna Hutchins is either another distraction or another attempt to get guns out of the hands of Americans.
Haylna Hutchins’ death would have been avoided with proper gun checks by gun pros on the movie set and Alec Baldwin doing a final check. Also, why was Alec Baldwin pointing and shooting a gun at two people?
Something is going on here that will be swept under the rug, just as in the case of Brandon Lee.
Guns DO NOT kill people on their own, and in Alec Baldwin’s case, his neglect and stupidity killed her (if she’s actually dead.)
We can’t stress enough the possibility of the Alec Baldwin shooting “incident” being another ploy to take guns from Americans. It’s sad to think that way but it’s what the government has brought on its self – trust none of them.
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