Two other frames showed that the actor’s right index finger was “inside the trigger guard and either on or near the trigger.” [firefly_poll] The existence of the report was made public in a court filing by the attorney for Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the film who faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering. Her trial is scheduled to start in December, according to ABC. The analysis noted that the gun required reassembly after pieces were broken during prior testing by the FBI. “The full-cock step on the hammer had been severely damaged, the top of the trigger’s sear was broken off and the bolt (cylinder stop) was also broken,” the report said, according to the Los Angeles Times. A new bolt and “the trigger and hammer from a new, unfired Pietta 1873, .45 Colt, [single/action] revolver” was installed, according to the report. “Upon reassembly, the evidence revolver was found to function properly and in accordance with the operational design of original Colt 1873 single-action revolvers,” the report said. The report said that “the only conceivable alternative” to the trigger being pulled “would be a situation in which the trigger was already pulled or held rearward while retracting the hammer to its full cock position,” according to ABC. Special prosecutor Kari Morrissey said in an email to NBC that an announcement will be made about whether charges against Baldwin will be refiled, but did not offer a timetable. “I have a lot to consider,” she wrote. Baldwin did not issue any comment on the new report. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Gun that fired fatal shot on set of ‘Rust’ would not have fired unless Alec Baldwin pulled trigger, according to new firearms reportBaldwin maintained he never pulled trigger before weapon fired single bullet that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchinshttps://t.co/UVsJNWCPqm — New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 15, 2023