Alec Baldwin, the actor now more famous for his anti-gun and anti-Trump yelling fits than for his acting, has been panicked for the past year about the possible consequences from what happened on the set of a movie that he was producing and starring in.
If you’re not familiar with the shooting which happened on the set of Rust, the basic details are this: Alec Baldwin was both producing and starring in the movie, which was a western. Typical of the stereotypes of westerns, there were guns on the set. They were filming a scene in which, apparently, Baldwin’s character fires a pistol. In this case, tragically, a woman on the set died from that gun shot (you can find out more here, here, and here.).
Of course, Baldwin wants to blame everyone but himself for what happened (typical of anti-2A takes on things, from my observations). The State of New Mexico, though, has some different thoughts about that. Lorenz Duchamps writes,
A prosecutor in New Mexico announced on Jan. 19 that actor Alec Baldwin will be charged in connection with the shooting of a cinematographer who died on the set of “Rust,” a Western that was being filmed in the state.
Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said in a statement that Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the film’s armorer, will both be “charged in the alternative” with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
The movie’s assistant director, David Halls, has agreed to sign a plea agreement for the charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon, according to the district attorney.
Under New Mexico law, involuntary manslaughter, a fourth-degree felony, is punishable by up to 18 months in jail and a $5,000 fine.
“After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the state of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the ‘Rust’ film crew,” Carmack-Altwies said, noting that charges will be filed “before the end of the month.”
It’s hard to have sympathy for Baldwin in this situation, though. He was the producer of the movie, so, he had responsibility for making sure that safety standards with firearms (such as never pointing one at something that you’re not willing to destroy) were followed. They clearly weren’t.
Also, as a human being, Baldwin had the responsibility of making sure that the firearm was safe to pull the trigger on before taking the chance of a discharge that could injure or kill someone. He obviously didn’t.
Baldwin doesn’t have anyone but himself to blame for this. His (probably willful) ignorance about firearms, their usage, and how to handle them safely directly contributed to the death on that movie set, and it’s this same ignorance that is likely one of the primary drivers of his anti-2A political stances, just like every other anti-2A zealot.
Sadly, I have my doubts that Baldwin will learn anything from this whole experience, and that he will continue pushing his foolish anti-2A narrative.
The prosecutor really likes the headlines. Not so concerned with justice,I think. If she were she would recognised that actors are not gun experts. That is why they hire someone who is!
The bottom line is that he fully expected that gun to be loaded with blanks.
The first rule of firearm safety is: NEVER point a firearm at anything you don’t intend to shoot. The second is: if someone hands you a firearm YOU MUST CHECK to be sure it’s not loaded! No matter what anyone tells you! Smug liberals, like Alec Baldwin, think rules don’t apply to them. He committed a negligent act, and it cost someone their life! WORKPLACE SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S JOB!
You are totally ignorant if you don’t believe that it is Baldwin’s fault !!! I hope they throw the book at the arrogant jerk and give him the maximum sentence !
Alec Baldwin was criticizing and imitating Donald Trump look what he got into God sees everything in you you can hide in the deepest ocean deep deep and God will pull you out no escape > Because yu are an actor have money that does not mean anything to God. Be humble take off that pride
live in a good state .Teach your kids what is right and wrong.
Just shut up and plead guilty, Alac. 18 months is a GIFT! If that was my wife you shot, jail would be your only safe place!
Scotty I couldn’t agree with you more, if it was my wife he wouldn’t have been able to make his first statement.
Right on, Scotty.
Rot in Hell Alec Baldwin you suck Mr. Anti American POS
Stupidity and arrogance, he thinks he’s above the law.
Alec should give President Trump a call and ask him to put a good word in for him.
He got off easy anyone else would’ve got at least five years
Baldwin and Reed (Reid?)-Gutirrez do need to pay the price for their Criminal Negligence that led to this woman’s death. Baldwin, as producer, cut corners trying to do a low budget film. He hired an Armorer, who’d already had negligent accidents occur on previous film sets. She might be Thell Reid’s daughter, but obviously, she shouldn’t be working as an Armorer. Who in the Hell thought it would be a good idea to let cast and crew target practice with live rounds in functional firearms when they weren’t shooting the film? There shouldn’t have been a live round within a mile of that set. A competent Armorer wouldn’t have allowed that kind of crap on the job site.
As for Baldwin, he said he didn’t pull the trigger, but the gun in question has been forensically tested. It functions as it’s designed too. So Baldwin had to cock the hammer and pull the trigger, otherwise the gun wouldn’t fire. So he’s lying when he says he didn’t do those actions, just as he’s lying when he says he didn’t point it at anyone.
Well after he’s Convicted, we’ll not have to worry about Baldwin’s bad aim. The only guns he’ll be allowed to film with will be rubber prop guns. Even in Hollywood,, Actors convicted of a felony are prohibited from handling real firearms. Reid-Gutirrez will have to return to Cosmotology school.
As I read these replies I see the anger towards Baldwin and I feel it’s not enough, Jail is not enough.
I pray that he looses every cent he has and never be able to perform on film ever again. Let him work for minimum wage. Forced to walk the streets and get attacked by criminals with guns. Had he had a gun, he could had defended himself. Or maybe he and someone he loved get attacked and he couldn’t defend himself or his love one. Being poor and without a fancy car or a very nice home protected by people with guns like Biden, Obama and the rest of the anti 2A liberals that have armed security guards protect them would not be doing this gun control bull shit.
It’s just that they think if they can take away our guns how easy would it be to make us become a communist country. As long as we can fight back, we are that much more safer from this happening to our great country.
Close the dam borders, get every illegal aliens out. Make them come in the right way. The Democrats are doing this to eventually allow them to vote. Who do you think they will vote for. The party that invited them or the Republicans that want them deported?
I hate this administration with a passion. Who would had thought that a criminal could become President? He even admitted that he committed a felony and he’s still President.
Biden is as bad as a Bad cops decision to charge someone with a crime or let’s them go. I was a cop. I didn’t think I had a choice to pick and choose what laws to enforce.
Biden and the Dems should be charged for every murder committed by illegal aliens that came to America and committed murder. I bet they wouldn’t allow it then.