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I have a hard time believing that claim. Inadvertent, perhaps, but the gun just fired? Just like that? Call me doubtful.

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Some double action revolvers have a pretty light trigger when the hammer is cocked. It is possible he didn’t realize he pulled the trigger, especially if he was wearing gloves.

But still, bullets don’t fly unless the trigger is pulled.

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Sounds like they need some decent effective investigative law-enforcement officers on this case - it happened weeks ago, and there's still no precise account of the events of those few minutes on set ?? Hard to believe they can't crack this rightaway, maybe their officers are blindsided by thinking they're in the movies too.....

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Probably the sniper on the grassy knoll.

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Everyone is just getting ready for the case to go to court.

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I thought a few weeks ago he said he shot the actress but didn't know that it had live ammunition. That's why it showed him so distraught and crying right afterward. What's the deal with him saying he didn't shoot the gun? I thought he already did.

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This was reported long ago that this old handgun had fired accidentally before at the movie site.

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Nope! Weapons don't fire themselves unless they are extremely hot from constant firing and a round "cooks off". Not going to happen in a cold weapon. A more reasonable, but also highly unlikely scenario would be that the firing mechanism was 'adjusted' to be more easily initiated. That still requires the person holding the weapon to pull the trigger, but with less force. Could it be he just didn't realize he pulled the trigger? Maybe. But it means he still had his finger on the trigger when he pointed the weapon at the victims.

Man up Alec. The gun was in your hand when the bullet left the chamber, making YOU responsible.

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It wouldn't surprise me if his lawyer instructed him to make that claim.

Yes, I think you are right - pretty difficult to prove he pulled the trigger since he had gloves on, unless someone was filming and even then you would have to see his finger. Not that I think he is to blame anyhow - like I have said previously, it's not the job of the actor to check for gun safety, thats the armourer. Some folks here think it is the person who's holding the gun last who should make the final check, but on a movie set, I completely disagree. To those people, do you think Keanu Reeves checks the 50 different guns he uses on his John Wick movies - of course not. Does he check the hundreds and hundreds of bullets he uses to make sure they are all blanks? - of course not. It is not his job and he is not qualified to do it either way.

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"The trigger wasn't pulled -- I didn't pull the trigger," 

This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

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In today's fake news era, it is easy to change your statements.

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Regardless of trigger pull, Mr. Baldwin failed to observe basic firearms safety by not directly verifying that the gun was loaded or unloaded as soon as he took possession of it. And yes, a round can be discharged without pulling the trigger, whether by overheating as a previous poster noted, or by the hammer being jarred or bumped when it is sitting atop a live round. See y'all in court.

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Cough - B. S.

Firearms don't just go off. Something has to pull the trigger. Triggers aren't set to be really easy to pull either. There is a pull-distance ... just lightly fingering the trigger won't fire a gun either. Additionally, why was the safety off? It isn't like those magically switch position from on to off either.

Baldwin is in denial. Anyone with gun experience knows these things. Being ignorant is the cause here.

The safety was off. There was a real bullet in the gun. He pulled the trigger. Plenty of ways for this to have NOT happened.

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Real guns have no place on movie sets. Period. Or in everyday society, for that matter. Only violent gun-crazies disagree.

Compare the murder rate in nations with virtually no guns - like Japan - to the US which is flooded with guns. No comparison.

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Probably the sniper on the grassy knoll.

The sniper was in the sewer. Everyone knows that. There may have been multiple snipers.

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The cat did it.

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"Man up Alec. The gun was in your hand when the bullet left the chamber, making YOU responsible."

Yup! Involuntary Manslaughter, Reckless Endangerment, and others.

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Baldwin denies pulling trigger in 'Rust' shooting

Bruh, cmon. We wanna see you on SNL again. Don't make this worse.

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Initially expressed compassion for the deceased, the injured , their grieving families and, admittedly, a little for Baldwin, ‘IF‘ it was an unintentional and avoidable ‘accident’. However, now I’m disgusted that, as @theFu 11:25am puts it: “Baldwin is in denial…”

... mode. - Also agree with many users here today speculating his attorneys have now coached & vehemently instructed him the “deny, deny, deny” EVER ‘pulling the trigger’.

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He has a month of not being arrested yet for killing someone and this is the best he could come up with?

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Does mr. Baldwin think that giving exclusive interviews to ABC while a homicide investigation is taking place will aid his case? He needs a better lawyer.

Also, his claim is absurd...

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Strange he didnt say that when it happened. Saying it now just makes him look absurd and like he is trying to get sued for less. The statement lacks all credibility.

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Yup! Involuntary Manslaughter, Reckless Endangerment, and others.

I don't think Baldwin intentionally shot anyone. There were a series of failures that lead up to the point where he turned off the safety, pointed the weapon, and pulled the trigger. Had everything else worked as planned, even his ignorance of firearm safety wouldn't have shot anything.

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It seems that there is something even better than a hair trigger, a vibration trigger.

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i highly doubt the gun fired on its own. What I don’t understand is the angle here. Why make this statement at all? Nobody was blaming you for pulling the trigger on what you thought was (and what should have been) an inert prop. Actors in gun flicks pull triggers. That’s the entire point. No one was criticizing him for that. I don’t understand the point of this sudden denial.

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Sounds like a case of deny to deflect responsibility in court.

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"The trigger wasn't pulled -- I didn't pull the trigger," he said in an excerpt of an interview with ABC News released on Wednesday. "No, no, no. I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them. Never."

He will, however , point a gun at people

ReynardFoxToday  09:52 pm JST

i highly doubt the gun fired on its own. What I don’t understand is the angle here. Why make this statement at all? Nobody was blaming you for pulling the trigger on what you thought was (and what should have been) an inert prop. Actors in gun flicks pull triggers. That’s the entire point. No one was criticizing him for that. I don’t understand the point of this sudden denial.

The radical far left progressives will deflect, obsfucate, even outright lie, even when caught with the litersl smoking gun.

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I believe him. He has no reason to lie. I doubt very much he's in denial. He's a decent chap.

He may well be a decent chap and a good actor, but he obviously has reason to lie as he is being sued and faces possible manslaughter charges.

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Sounds like a case of deny to deflect responsibility in court.

He's pretty much done.

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You don’t need to ‘pull’ a hair trigger. Just touching it will do.

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"The trigger wasn't pulled -- I didn't pull the trigger," 

However, the Santa Fe Country Sheriff’s department said in a warrant that Baldwin "fired" the gun.

He didn't intend to shoot anyone, but her pulled the trigger. He was holding the gun. There was no other force that could have fired that gun. A colt .45 has to be pulled quite strenuously, and if the gun was already cocked, force still needs to be exerted to shoot it.

Prosecutors have refused to rule out criminal charges against anyone involved with "Rust," including Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.

Baldwin could be charged with involuntary manslaughter under California law. Interesting that the Democrats are not up in arms about this incident that resulted in death as the result of poor judgment at the least,

BradleyDec. 2  11:56 pm JST

He has no reason to lie. 

Neither did OJ.

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Apologies’ @Strangerland 10:47am if you felt ‘offended’ or that it was ‘impolite’ to simply recognize Your repeated attempts to post the same observations & opinion of guns & America. “Best Wishes” to you and to ALL here for our mutually (and hopefully), continued rights to inoffensive free speech within these ‘open forums.

Baldwin now comes off as a hypocrite.

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