In spite of Alec Baldwin’s assertions that he never pressed the trigger on the gun he was carrying when it fired a fatal bullet last year on the set of his film “Rust,” an FBI forensic examination revealed that the gun could not have been discharged without squeezing the trigger.
Baldwin murdered cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza with a gunshot.
According to many sources, Baldwin was persuaded to think that the rifle he discharged was not loaded with live ammunition.
ABC reports that the FBI tested the.45 Colt caliber F.lli Pietta single-action revolver for unintentional discharge.
With the hammer in the quarter-cock and half-cock positions, the cannon “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger,” according to the study.
Alec Baldwin: “I didn’t pull the trigger.”
A FBI analysis of the gun held by Baldwin during the shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins has been complete. It has concluded “the firearm used in the shooting could not have been fired without pulling the trigger”. pic.twitter.com/YNh1wBjaH2
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) August 14, 2022
The study states that if the hammer was completely cocked, the firearm “could not be made to discharge without pulling the trigger while the working internal components were intact and operational.”
The study also said that if the hammer was not cocked, the primer might be exploded “without a trigger pull when the hammer was struck straight” — which is usual for the type of firearm.
Baldwin stated in a December interview with George Stephanopoulos that he never fired the trigger.
“The trigger wasn’t pulled,” he said. “I didn’t pull the trigger.”
A “prop gun” as CBS News calls it doesn’t kill people. Alec Baldwin aiming a loaded gun at someone and pulling the trigger does. https://t.co/UF4QKgM4Gr
— H.L. Chiselfritz (@RotNScoundrel) August 14, 2022
The FBI report was sent to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office earlier this month. No one has been charged as a result of the continuing inquiry into the incident.
More on this story via The Western Journal:
The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator has ruled that Hutchins’s death was an accident.
“Death was caused by a gunshot wound of the chest. Review of available law enforcement reports showed no compelling demonstration that the firearm was intentionally loaded with live ammunition on set,” the report said. “Based on all available information, including the absence of obvious intent to cause harm or death, the manner of death is best classified as accident.” CONTINUE READING…