Alec Baldwin, Armorer Charged With Manslaughter

By | January 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

Alec Baldwin and armorer charged with involuntary manslaughter for death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, wounding of director. They face 18 months in jail. Was the revolver a classic .45, firing pin on hammer, may fire if hammer pulled and released? Or was it a modern .45, with a transfer bar to prevent firing unless the trigger is pulled?

But in either case:
1) Baldwin pointed the gun at Hutchins, then fooled with it. To me this is at least voluntary manslaughter, and may even be second degree murder – depraved indifference to human life.
2) Armorer and assistant director allowed live rounds on the set, then allowed Baldwin to use a revolver loaded with live rounds. Both actions demonstrate gross negligence – perhaps voluntary manslaughter.

“The gun is loaded, even if it isn’t.”

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2023-01-19/alec-baldwin-charged-rust-movie-hannah-gutierrez-halls-involuntary-manslaughter

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