In the immediate aftermath of a fatal shooting on the set of the Alec Baldwin movie “Rust”, a number of strange storylines began to simmer scandalously in the public eye.
Baldwin, whose on-set firearm was somehow loaded with live rounds, shot and killed a cinematographer on set, wounding another member of the crew in the process – all during rehearsal. The actor and producer’s retelling of the incident became erratic, and at one point Baldwin even refused to admit that he had pulled the trigger of the weapon; something that experts had long looked upon as impossible.
As it turns out, the FBI agrees.
According to ABC News, which obtained a copy of the FBI’s forensic report, the gun used on the New Mexico movie set could not have been fired without the trigger being pulled.
The FBI conducted an accidental discharge test and determined the gun used in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger,” the report stated, according to the outlet.
The test was thorough.
The test showed that when the 45 Colt caliber F.lli Pietta single-action revolver’s hammer was in the quarter and half-cock positions, the gun would not fire without the trigger being pulled.Advertisement - story continues below
When the hammer was in the fully cocked position, the gun “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger while the working internal components were intact and functional,” according to the outlet.
There are a number of ongoing legal actions taking place in response to the shooting, including at least one suit that could directly target Baldwin.