Checking Alec Baldwin Firearm NOT THE JOB of the Assistant Director Reports CNN Citing His Attorney

Checking Alec Baldwin’s was not the assistant director’s responsibility, attorney says – CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/01/entertainment/rust-shooting-assistant-director-gun/index.html

"This idea my client grabbed the gun and handed it to Baldwin absolutely did not happen," she said, but later backtracked and dodged questions about whether Halls handed the gun to Baldwin, despite McCallum asking whether Halls "doesn’t know if he handed the gun to Alec Baldwin."
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/alec-baldwin-rust-assistant-director-dave-halls-lawyer-speaks-out

However, during lunch, —- was left unsecured on a cart on the set.
Alec Baldwin was one of four people to handle
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/alec-baldwin-four-people-handle-gun-rust-movie-set-shooting

Cinematographer stayed on set after ‘Rust’ crew walkout because she felt a ‘responsibility for everyone else’s job,’ actor says.
https://www.insider.com/halyna-hutchins-rust-crew-walk-off-set-responsibility-report-2021-10

"She fought for training, days to maintain weapons, and proper time to prepare for gunfire but ultimately was overruled by production and her department. The whole production set became unsafe due to various factors, including lack of safety meetings. This was not the fault of Hannah."
https://abc7.com/hannah-gutierrez-reed-rust-armorer-david-halls-assistant-director-bio/11180993/

Union members walked off ‘Rust’ set over safety issues, text message claims
https://nypost.com/2021/10/23/union-members-walked-off-rust-set-over-safety-issues-text-message-claims/

A colleague was so alarmed by the prop misfires that he sent a text message to the unit production manager. “We’ve now had 3 accidental discharges. This is super unsafe,” according to a copy of the message reviewed by The Times.
‘Rust’ crew describes on-set safety issues and misfires days before fatal
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-10-22/alec-baldwin-rust-camera-crew-walked-off-set

a half-dozen camera crew workers walked off the set to protest working conditions.
Safety protocols standard in the industry, including gun inspections, were not strictly followed on the “Rust” set near Santa Fe, the sources said. They said at least one of the camera operators complained last weekend to a production manager about gun safety on the set.
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-10-22/alec-baldwin-rust-camera-crew-walked-off-set

Everyone tried to stay out of his eye line, lest they be a distraction. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-10-31/rust-film-alec-baldwin-shooting-what-happened-that-day

Criminal charges may be coming in Alec Baldwin

There was no medic on-site during pre-production; a medic’s presence is standard practice in the film industry when crew members are constructing sets https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-10-31/rust-film-alec-baldwin-shooting-what-happened-that-day

Baldwin will "have criminal culpability" in the actual shooting of Hutchins but that the actor could face criminal charges for his role as one of the producers of the film. https://people.com/movies/could-alec-baldwin-be-charged-over-rust-shooting-legal-expert-weighs-in/

Armorer shifts blame in Alec Baldwin shooting incident to producers
https://www.foxnews.com/live-news/alec-baldwin-deadly-rust-movie-shooting

‘Rust’ armorer breaks silence on Alec Baldwin shooting incident, blames producers for unsafe conditions | Fox News
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/rust-armorer-breaks-silence-alec-baldwin-shooting-incident-blames-producers-unsafe-conditions

Lawyers say involuntary manslaughter charges could be filed
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/28/baldwin-shooting-involuntary-manslaughter-charges-could-be-filed-lawyers-say.html

‘Rust’ Assistant Director: I Didn’t Check Alec Baldwin’s
https://www.thedailybeast.com/alec-baldwins-bullet-not-the-only-live-round-found-on-rust-set-santa-fe-nm-sheriff-adan-mendoza-says

Criminal Charges Possible in Shooting on Alec Baldwin Set, DA says

Crew members on the set of "Rust" used guns with live —- and engaged in a pastime called "plinking" hours before https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/26/entertainment/alec-baldwin-rust-shooting-tuesday/index.html

Used That Morning for Live Target Practice

‘Rust’ Shooting: Gun That Killed Halyna Hutchins Was Used That Morning for Live-Ammo Target Practice

The ‘Rust’ camera crew reportedly walked off the set to protest safety conditions hours before
The "Rust" camera crew walked off set Thursday morning in protest of safety conditions on set, according to the Los Angeles Times.
They were replaced by non-union crew members.
https://www.insider.com/rust-camera-crew-walked-off-protest-hours-before-fatal-shooting-2021-10

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