It is a drama which had shaken the world of the seventh art and which still continues to raise questions. On October 21, 2021, on the set of the western Rust in Santa Fe, Alec Baldwin accidentally killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Since the start of the investigation, a firearm has been implicated. The actor would have pressed the trigger of a weapon which should have been charged with blank. The thesis of the accident is privileged. Only, in the columns of Vanity Fair, Friday February 18, 2022, the district attorney of Santa Fe, Mary Carmack-Altwies, assured that she had been attracted by the assertion made by the comedian according to which he would not have finally not pulled the trigger.
“You can pull the hammer out without pulling the trigger and locking it out,” she said. “So you pull it back halfway, it doesn’t lock, and then if you release it, the firing pin can hit the primer of the bullet.” During this interview, Alec Baldwin had repeatedly assured that he never pulled the trigger. “I would never point a gun at someone and pull the trigger, ever.”
Could Alec Baldwin kill a person without pulling the trigger?
In an attempt to shed light on this dark affair, Mary Carmack-Altwies has launched her own unofficial investigation. “I didn’t know much about firearms, and certainly not revolvers from the 1850s. So when I first heard that, I was like, ‘Oh, that’s crazy,'” said she said again. His test revealed that the hammer could have caused the actual bullet to fire, but the official results of an FBI analysis of the weapon are still pending.
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