“Number one, always treat all weapons as if they are loaded — don’t treat them as props,” explains Carpenter, who has worked on such gun-heavy productions as Queen of the South, Power, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, NCIS: New Orleans and Cloak & Dagger in addition to serving for 11 years
It was unclear how many rounds were fired, and there was little information released about the weapon.
was loaded with live rounds
unaware that it was loaded with live rounds, a detective wrote in the search warrant application.
the gun was loaded with live rounds
The film’s director, Joel Souza, told a sheriff’s detective that he wasn’t sure if anyone checked the guns for safety after the lunch break, according to the court documents. https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2021-10-24/rust-script-shooting-scene-described
Alec Baldwin and Rust crew had been told never to point a gun at a person, lawyer for armorer says https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10167227/Alec-Baldwin-Rust-crew-told-never-point-gun-person-lawyer-armorer-says.html
Attorney For Armorer On Alec Baldwin Movie Suggests Possibility Of ‘Sabotage’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9J4GKAiX0A "Can’t Rule Anybody Out At This Point" 4:01 on the interview and 6:53 "Not a Rehearsal" but "Tech Prep" – Armorer NOT there during fatality
Famed lawyer says he’d be ‘shocked’ if involuntary manslaughter not brought in Baldwin ‘Rust’ shooting https://www.foxnews.com/media/alec-baldwin-shooting-criminal-defense-lawyer-mark-geragos-charges
Worker in charge of Alec Baldwin’s prop was replacement hire amid on-set chaos, safety concerns
Checking Alec Baldwin’s was not the assistant director’s responsibility, attorney says – CNN
"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."
"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."
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
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.
Lawyers say involuntary manslaughter charges could be filed
‘Rust’ Assistant Director: I Didn’t Check Alec Baldwin’s
Criminal Charges Possible in Shooting on Alec Baldwin Set, DA says
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.
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