Alec Baldwin killed somebody on the set of Rust. Wait. Let me put this another way.
An anti-gun, anti-American Leftist killed an innocent bystander and wounded another while using a prop gun on the set of his new film that involves guns.
Alec Baldwin finally commented about the incident where he fired a prop gun on the set of his upcoming Western film “Rust”. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed, and director Joel Souza was injured.
Alec Baldwin put on Twitter:
“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”
I don’t know anything about the incident. But I do know a couple of things.
First, this death will be credited as “Death by Wuflu”.
Second, I know that millions of legal gun owners handle their weapons daily without prop masters to insure safety of the weapons. And nobody gets hurt.
I can’t recall the last accidental shooting by a person trained to handle a firearm.
Keep in mind, I’m not blaming Baldwin per se. But I know if a Trump kid shot somebody with a prop gun, Leftists would be demanding gun control of us. In fact, the news would be non-stop coverage pinning the blame squarely on Trump’s shoulders. Meanwhile, leftists circle the wagons around Baldwin.
Unfortunately, this tragedy was 100% avoidable. But this is what happens when people are given jobs they’re fundamentally unqualified for. (Sort of like Hunter Biden sitting on the Burisma board.)
It didn’t take much digging to find out the assistant director was an accident waiting to happen.
The assistant director on the set of “Rust” where Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins had previously allowed an unsafe working environment on productions, according to a prop maker who worked with him.
Dave Halls “at first he seemed like an older, affable first [assistant director] with the usual run of idiosyncrasies, but that facade soon disappeared,” according to prop maker Maggie Goll, who said she was called to work on Hulu’s “Into the Dark” anthology series in February 2019.
“He did not maintain a safe working environment,” Goll said in a detailed statement to NBC News. “Sets were almost always allowed to become increasingly claustrophobic, no established fire lanes, exits blocked … safety meetings were nonexistent.”
According to court records, Halls handed the prop gun to Baldwin before the fatal shooting at the Bonanza Ranch in New Mexico, indicating incorrectly that the weapon didn’t carry live rounds by yelling “cold gun.”
Goll, an experienced special effects technician and pyrotechnician, said that in one instance on set, Halls attempted to keep filming even after the lead pyrotechnician had suffered a medical emergency and the set had become unsafe.
In a statement to NBC News, a spokesperson for Blumhouse Television, which produced “Into the Dark” with Hulu, said they couldn’t comment “on personnel matters” when asked about complaints against Halls.
The gun Baldwin used that was supposed to contain blanks had misfired before on the New Mexico set, sources familiar with the situation told NBC News Friday, prompting several crew members to walk off set just hours before the incident that killed Hutchins.
In a statement, Rust Movies Productions said it was not made aware of any official complaints concerning weapon or prop safety on set.
Of course, there’s no telling just how much minimizing the production company is willing to do. So far, investigators haven’t made it clear whether or not the gun had blanks loaded in it. But it really doesn’t matter if there were blanks, as it obviously held at least one live round.
A 911 call alerting authorities about the incident hints at the panic on the set.
“We were rehearsing and it went off, and I ran out, we all ran out,” a female caller told the emergency dispatcher in the recording provided by the Santa Fe County Regional Emergency Communications Center.
[Director Joel] Souza, who is recovering after being shot, broke his silence Saturday, saying he was “gutted” by Hutchins’ death.
“There is absolutely no reason that gun safety should be ignored on set, even when it is a non-firing prop firearm,” Goll said.
On the set of “Into the Dark,” Halls “did not feel the same” and neglected to hold safety meetings or make announcements prior to the appearance of a firearm on set, Goll added.
“The only reason the crew was made aware of a weapon’s presence was because the assistant prop master demanded Dave acknowledge and announce the situation each day,” she said.
“The anthology series was a ‘side letter’ agreement … that allowed for lesser working conditions, no true jurisdiction over covered union work, aka non-preferential hiring and what amounts to poverty wages for the crew,” she added.
In other words, cutting corners eventually lead to this terrible accident. Now, we might as well assume no charges will be filed against Baldwin. His impersonation of Trump made him a hero to most leftists. So, even if Baldwin shot ten people, he’d likely walk away with the sympathy of the left. However, in the famous words of Sigmund Freud, there is “no such thing as an accident.” Someone is to blame, and hopefully justice eventually prevails.