Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Alec Baldwin Baffled That He, Not The Gun, Will Be Charged With Manslaughter; Alec Baldwin Could Face 5 Years In Jail Over ‘Rust’ Shooting, and related stories

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Alec Baldwin Baffled That He, Not The Gun, Will Be Charged With Manslaughter:
District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced plans on Thursday to charge actor and anti-gun activist Alec Baldwin with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western movie “Rust.” Baldwin is responsible for pointing the gun at Hutchins and failing to make sure the gun and supposedly dummy ammunition were properly checked, according to prosecutors.
Despite his blatant disregard for gun safety, Baldwin is bewildered punishment has been levied against him, with his attorney claiming the charges are a “terrible miscarriage of justice.” As an anti-Second Amendment activist who has a habit of demonizing the gun in criminal shootings instead of the person pulling the trigger, Baldwin is probably perplexed that he, not the weapon itself, is being slapped with criminal charges.
According to Baldwin, everyone and everything are to blame for the shooting, except himself. To skirt responsibility, Baldwin has insisted that staff told him the weapon was unloaded and even that he did not pull the trigger (a claim the FBI forensic report stated is implausible). Yet even if Baldwin’s gun had fired without him pulling the trigger, Baldwin would still be at fault for failing to follow safety protocol.
As John R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, writes, “The first rule of gun safety is you don’t point a gun at something unless you intend to shoot it. Even if you believe the gun is unloaded, you don’t point it directly at others.” Baldwin failed to follow the first rule when he carelessly pointed his gun at Hutchins.
“The idea that the person holding the gun and causing it to discharge is not responsible is absurd,” said Halyna’s husband, Matt Hutchins, in an interview with Today. As absurd as it might seem, though, that’s exactly what Baldwin and other anti-gun activists want us to believe. --->READ MORE HERE
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Alec Baldwin could face 5 years in jail over ‘Rust’ shooting:
Alec Baldwin could be behind bars for five years if he’s convicted in the death of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins — but the disgraced actor has vowed to fight the charges.
Baldwin, 64, will be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter for Hutchins’ October 2021 death on the set of the Western film, New Mexico District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced Thursday.
The “30 Rock” star, who accidentally fired the fatal shot that killed Hutchins, was charged “in the alternative,” meaning if he’s found guilty, the jury will have to choose between two charges.
The first charge, involuntary manslaughter, is a fourth-degree felony that carries a maximum sentence of 18 months in prison.
The second charge, involuntary manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act, is also punishable with up to 18 months in prison — but prosecutors tacked on a firearm enhancement to the charge, which would mandate Baldwin spend five years behind bars.
The movie’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who loaded the prop gun that Baldwin shot, faces the same charges as the actor.
Both accused parties have denied responsibility for the 42-year-old mom’s death and slammed the charges on Thursday. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

Alec Baldwin Lost Any Credible Defense When He Violated The First Rule Of Gun Safety

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