Alec Baldwin’s Twitter shares articles saying gun was not properly verified before being handed over
Alec Baldwin shared two articles about the “Rust” shooting on Twitter.
Both articles report that the film’s assistant director told him the prop gun on set is safe.
When fired by Baldwin, the prop pistol killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Alec Baldwin shared two news articles on his Twitter account that say the gun he was given on the set of “Rust” has been declared safe by the production’s assistant director.
Baldwin first tweeted a link to a report by Variety Saturday which extracted excerpts from an affidavit filed by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office and included information that the deputy manager of “Rust” had shouted “cold gun” on set, meaning the propeller pistol was safe to use and did not contain live ammunition.
Late Wednesday night, Baldwin retweeted the New York Times official Twitter account, who shared a link to a report with similar information, along with a caption highlighting the main facts of the story, including Dave Halls, the deputy director, telling a detective that he should have inspected every cartridge in each chamber of the propeller gun, but it did not.
Alec Baldwin, who produced and starred in the western film, was rehearsing a scene for the film at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe on October 21 when he shot, fatally killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring the director, said authorities.
Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday that the weapon was a Baldwin-fired Long Colt .45 revolver loaded with live ammunition. Police are still investigating and have yet to dismiss the charges.
In the full affidavit which was filed in Santa Fe County Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday and later obtained by the insider“Rust” deputy director David Halls told police that when the film gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed “showed him” the gun Baldwin used in the on-set shoot “before continue the rehearsal “and” he could only remember seeing three laps. “
Halls “advised that he should have checked them all, but could not remember and could not remember” if Gutierrez-Reed “had the drum” on the weapon.
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