Of course, that’s not what investigators have learned. Baldwin drew the gun during a scene that didn’t call for it when he accidentally shot one of the directors.
“Guns don’t just go off,” Santa Fe Sheriff Adan Mendoza told Fox News. “So whatever needs to happen to manipulate the firearm, he did that and it was in his hands.”
According to reports because of COVID protocols the armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed wasn’t allowed on set.
“We had the gun the whole time before that and nothing happened, and I wasn’t in there, and they weren’t even supposed to be pulling the hammer back,” Gutierrez Reed was quoted saying in the search warrant.
Weapons armorer Bryan W. Carpenter explains that the pistol Baldwin was carrying required an individual to do more than just squeeze the trigger.
“In order to make it fire, you have to put your thumb up onto the hammer, cock the hammer all the way back, and then as the hammer is completely cocked back, then you pull the trigger and then the gun fires,” Carpenter explained. “So that’s very important because that gun had to have two step process to fire. It had to be cocked and the trigger pulled to fire.”
Meaning the gun can’t just go off.
Regardless of what Baldwin says it is his responsibility. Before that pistol went in his holster he should have examined the weapon and made it safe.