Alec Baldwin’s “Prop Gun” Contained a “Live Round” Loaded by a “Non-Union” Prop Master

Actor/shooter Alec Baldwin issued his first public comments since fatally shooting director of cinematography Halyna Hutchins, 42, and injuring director Joel Souza, 48, on the set of Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico. See his statement below:

Note the distinct lack of an apology for the shooting; presumably, he is anticipating charges, as he is “fully cooperating with the police investigation.”

Sheriff’s officials in Santa Fe County confirmed that they are probing the shooting. The gun in question appeared to be a “prop firearm when it was discharged,” according to The Epoch Times.

The New York Post reports that the gun in question contained “a single live round.” The union that looks after the prop masters department sent an email to its members: “a single live round accidentally fired on set by the principal actor.” Even worse, the prop master who handled the gun was “just brought in” amid a union protest over conditions on the set. Oops.

Another scoop by The Post reveals that the unidentified employee was a non-union worker hired to replace a union member who walked off, a source on the set claimed. Another source briefed on the situation told The Post that the walkout by the union workers crew was protesting “poor safety protocols” hours before Baldwin fired the killing shot.

The prop gun had misfired twice on Saturday and once the week before, according to The Los Angeles Times. This prompted the disclaimer that it was an unsafe environment and “there was a serious lack of safety meetings on this set.”

Considering how this isn’t the first time someone has been shot with a “prop gun” and died, hasn’t technology come far enough to make something that doesn’t act like a real firearm? Are we under the assumption that the disclaimer of it being a “fake” will somehow undo the death of Halyna Hutchins at the hands of Alec Baldwin?

Comments (2)

October 26, 2021 at 3:59 am

I don’t like Alec Baldwin but I feel for the guy, I really do and I can’t even imagine the shock that he must have felt firing what was presumed to be a prop gun and then seeing that lady die in front of him. That being said, someone needs to be held accountable for what happened.

    October 26, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Guaranteed he will never handle a gun again without triple-checking the chamber. There are a whole host of people who should be held responsible for this, we’ll have to wait and see who skirts this situation and who does the time.

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