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FBI Claims Alec Baldwin Pulled the Trigger That Killed Halyna Hutchins

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A new FBI reports claims the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins couldn’t have happened without someone pulling the trigger. That someone looks to be Alec Baldwin.

Last October 21, 2021 on the set of Rust, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, was accidentally shot and killed by a gun Baldwin was using during a dress rehearsal. The shooting also injured director Joel Souza.

The trigger wasn’t pulled, I didn’t pull the trigger.

Those were Alec Baldwin’s words to ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an interview in December regarding the shooting.

Yet, an FBI forensic report obtained Friday by ABC News states that gun didn’t go off by itself.

With the hammer in the quarter- and half-cock positions, the gun “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger…

With the hammer fully cocked, the gun “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger while the working internal components were intact and functional…

In essence, no matter the position of the gun’s hammer, only someone pulling the trigger could have set it off.

That puts Baldwin in a bad position. He likely faces even more evidence against him in the Hutchins’ family’s lawsuit against him.

The family filed the lawsuit earlier this year claiming accidental discharges were known to producers and that Baldwin recklessly discharged the weapon.

Baldwin, at the time of the lawsuit, said he doesn’t expect any criminal charges.

Rust‘s producers also say the lawsuit should be thrown out because it was a workplace accident. Therefore, it’s the jurisdiction of the state workers compensation system.

As we wrote last year, there’s precedence for how Baldwin may approach the lawsuit.

A stuntman in 2017 died on the set of The Walking Dead. His parents sued AMC and the producers. Initially, they received a judgement of $8 million in December 2019. However, that was later overturned by the Georgia Court of Appeals.

The Georgia Court of Appeals argued that it was a workplace incident.

Of course, New Mexico and Georgia may have different approaches, so we’ll see.

In April, video was released of Baldwin practicing with a gun on-set.

It was reportedly taken the same day as the shooting.

Yet, Baldwin pulled the trigger probably because someone told him it was safe. That then puts liability on whatever coordinator handles on-set gun safety.

Whatever happens, it’s tragic. Here’s a random thought. Will Alec Baldwin ever play Donald Trump on SNL or will the Internet bring out their pitchforks for Baldwin laughing when an innocent person died from his production’s possible negligence?

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