Alec Baldwin had a responsibility on the set of “Rust” to check the gun he was holding, according to New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies.
“Every person that handles a gun has a duty to make sure, if they are going to handle that gun - point it at someone & pull the trigger – that it is not going to fire a projectile & kill someone, & this is really about justice for Halyna Hutchins,” she said minutes after announcing charges in the case.
“An actor doesn’t get a free pass just because they’re an actor,” she said.
Baldwin was both an actor & producer for the movie.
“He’s being charged as both. He was the actor that pulled the trigger, so certainly he’s charged as an actor, but also as a producer he also had a duty to make sure that the set was safe,” said Carmack-Altwies, noting that people on set had complained about the lax safety & there had been accidental misfires prior to this fatal incident.
“He should have been aware that safety was an issue on set & then as an actor that day, he should have checked that gun, checked those projectiles,” she said.
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