According to new information from a location manager for Alec Baldwin‘s film “Rust,” the actor was one of at least four people responsible for checking the weapon used in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
“A massive mistake was made,” Stacey Mickey-Evans said in an interview with Australia’s 92.5 Triple M Gold Coast.
“There are massive protocols to stop these things from happening. There are multiple checks for it,” she added, noting that the armorist, assistant director, and the key grip are supposed to “check the gun… no matter what’s going on on set.”
“And then very lastly, the actor checks the gun,” she said, referring to Baldwin, who was also one of the movie’s executive producers.
“So there are four to five people in this stage,” Mickey-Evans concluded, but “somehow there was a failure.”
This new information discounts claims from Alec Baldwin’s supporters on the left, who have attempted to excuse the actor for killing Hutchins by claiming that he had no responsibility in checking the weapon that he was handling for the movie.
Since the story emerged, many on the right have pointed out that the ultimate responsibility for the loaded weapon lies with the person who shot it, as the number one rule of gun safety is to treat every gun as if it is loaded until you know otherwise, meaning don’t point it at anything you’re not ready to kill. Baldwin, as an anti-gun left-wing activist, likely doesn’t know the rules of gun safety, but that is no excuse.