Actor Alec Baldwin is in hot water.
A crew member is dead after Alec Baldwin “accidentally” fired a prop gun that turned out to be a real gun.
Not only did Baldwin accidentally shoot and kill a crew member, he also shot the director.
The director is injured, but is alive.
As of this writing, Baldwin has NOT been arrested.
This happened on the set of his new movie, “Rust.”
More details below:
Actor Alec Baldwin discharged a "prop firearm" that killed a cinematographer and injured a the director of the movie Rust, being filmed on a set south of Santa Fe, a county sheriff's office spokesman said late Thursday.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) October 22, 2021
JUST IN 🚨 Alec Baldwin shoots two people, one fatally, during prop gun mishap on set of film ‘Rust,’ cops say – NY Post
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) October 22, 2021
It is unclear how this accident happened.
Per reports, this was supposed to be a prop gun.
So that raises the question:
How was a real gun fired if this was supposed to be a prop gun?
CNN confirms the death of a crew member:
A female crew member has died and another injured following an accident involving a prop firearm on the New Mexico set of the film “Rust,” according to a law enforcement statement provided to CNN.
The prop firearm was discharged by actor and producer Alec Baldwin, 68, according to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.
The female victim was identified as director of photography Halyna Hutchins, 42, according to investigators. She was transported to the hospital via helicopter and pronounced dead by medical personnel at University of New Mexico Hospital.
The other victim, 48-year-old director Joel Souza, was transported to Christus St. Vincent’s Regional Medical Center by ambulance for care. Details on his condition were not released.
“According to investigators it appears that the scene being filmed involved the use of a prop firearm when it was discharged,” a statement from authorities said. “Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.”
Here’s the ironic thing.
Alec Baldwin has a long history of being outspoken about gun control.
He spoke out against gun violence and believes more laws need to be created to prevent gun violence.
A thread about the person who was killed when Alec Baldwin shot a prop gun on the set of Rust today. RIP https://t.co/M00QYxCNRo
— April (@ReignOfApril) October 22, 2021
BREAKING: Alec Baldwin fired prop gun that led to death on movie set, authorities say https://t.co/uxshC3Kh51
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 22, 2021
At one point, Baldwin said it was time to “rethink the Second Amendment.”
Breitbart has more details on Baldwin’s gun control fanaticism:
Actor Alec Baldwin entered the gun control push on March 5 by tweeting his criticism of the number of guns Americans can purchase and stressing his belief that it is time to rethink the Second Amendment.
His tweet comes on the heels of a new NRATV ad calling out “every Hollywood phony” and members of the “lying media.”
The ad features NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch saying, “We’ve had enough of the lies, the sanctimony, the arrogance, the hatred, the pettiness, the fake news. We are done with your agenda to undermine voters’ will and individual liberty in America.”
She continues, “So to every lying member of the media, to every Hollywood phony, to the role model athletes who use their free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents, to the politicians who would rather watch America burn than lose one ounce of their personal power … your time is running out.”
Baldwin used the NRA ad as a springboard from which to complain about the number of guns Americans can legally purchase and to criticize the Second Amendment in general.
The Second Amendment says nothing about how many guns a citizen can purchase because the goal of the Second Amendment was to restrict governments, rather than individuals. As with all amendments in the Bill of Rights, the Second Amendment is in place to restrain tyranny via regulation and legislation, not to limit the people’s freedom.
Looked at another way, does the First Amendment only protect an American’s right to speak a certain number of words freely? Are Americans limited to an arbitrary standard of 30 or 40 words of free speech, or it is okay for Alec Baldwin to speak freely using 49 words in a tweet?
Of course, the irony and hypocrisy does not negate the tragic nature of this shooting.
It is currently unclear when filming for the movie will resume.