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Lawyers pin blame on Baldwin as 'Rust' armorer trial opens

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Sounds like Mr. Baldwin will be spending his retirement in jail.

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RedemptionToday 02:51 pm JST

Sounds like Mr. Baldwin will be spending his retirement in jail.

He's going to claim Gutierrez looked like a responsible person when she was hired and he can't be expected to know what a dummy round looks/sounds like. Will probably get off completely or with a slap on the wrist.

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Baldwin's behavior this entire time = Sick Puppy

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Let’s see, held the weapon, aimed at Non-Movie Star, pulled trigger = ANYONE ELSE’s Fault, not MINE.

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Let’s see, held the weapon, aimed at Non-Movie Star, pulled trigger = ANYONE ELSE’s Fault, not MINE.

If it was someone else's responsibility to ensure that it was a gun that did not shoot bullets, then yes, unless there was an explicit requirement for actors to determine whether or not a gun is real before shooting. Was there?

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"Mr Baldwin, one of the lead producers, head actor on the movie -- he really controlled the set -- you're going to hear that he violated some of the most basic gun safety rules you can ever learn," said defense lawyer Jason Bowles.

That may be true, but they are rules, not laws. There is an element of negligence to it, though.

Cannot both be to blame? The armorer, whose job it was to ensure the safety of the weapons used on set, supplied a hot gun that should have been cold. The actor failed to ensure the gun handed to him was safe to be handled in the way he was to handle it; which I presume involved pointing it at a crew member at some point.

The guilt of one party doesn't necessarily absolve the other, in my opinion.

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