When it comes to Alec Baldwin and his gun, there are a lot more questions than answers. The woman who was in charge of the gun has secrets, to say the least.
Apparently, this amateur set worker who had been in charge of Alec Baldwin’s gun host posted her fair share of disturbing videos on TikTok, displaying perverted sexual fantasies, general degeneracy, and several occult images.
She has evidently been focusing way too much on her TikTok hobby, because a co-worker on the Rust set has even described her as “green and inexperienced.” She was even reprimanded for giving one of the child actors on the set a firearm without checking it.
This woman inadvertently threw down the gauntlet for Alec Baldwin, and he is likely to encounter a slew of legal challenges and maybe even legal charges due to this incident. After all, at the end of the day he was not only the man who pulled the trigger but also the executive producer who was responsible for safety on the set.
“Loaded or unloaded, a weapon never gets pointed at another human being,” Dark Thirty Film Services Hollywood firearms consultant Bryan Carpenter told The Post.
One of the main procedures for live firearms on a TV or film production are typically not aimed at a real person, nor do they aim them at crew or equipment. Instead, Carpenter noted that guns are required to be aimed at a dummy point, and never aimed at a person.
“You never let the muzzle of a weapon cover something you don’t intend to destroy,” Carpenter said, whose New Orleans-based firm has worked on the scores and sets of TV and film productions. “All guns are always loaded. Even if they are not, treat them as if they are.”
Peter Lake is a former filmmaker and former member of the U.S. National Shooting Team, and he blamed Baldwin.
“The buck stops with Alec Baldwin on every level,” he told The Post. “It looks very bad for him. At least the captain of the Titanic had the good sense to go down with the ship.”
“Clearly someone didn’t do their due diligence,” she said. “They should have been checking those guns to make sure there were no live rounds.”
“Anyone running that set will be sued,” L.A. defense attorney Denise Bohdan predicted.
“Yes, Alec Baldwin was the main producer, but it might be found out that another producer did more to cut corners. I don’t think there will be anything as bad as a murder charge, but this is going to be a legal nightmare for Baldwin,” she said.
Many crew members of this production were alarmed over not just the firearms, but the general safety on the set.
The L.A. Times even questioned the safety of Baldwin’s set, especially when Alec’s stunt double had accidentally fired two round from a firearm that many crew members insisted was “cold”, which is Hollywood lingo for a weapon that is supposed to lack ammunition. Crew members have already expressed their opinion on that episode, including the following:
“There should have been an investigation into what happened,” said the crew member. “There were no safety meetings. There was no assurance that it wouldn’t happen again. All they wanted to do was rush, rush, rush.”
Another colleague was so alarmed by these prop gun misfires that he sent a text message to the manager in charge of unit production. “We’ve now had three accidental discharges. This is super unsafe,” they wrote according to the Times.
Is Alec Baldwin going to get special treatment because he’s a Hollywood actor?
You and I both know that if this woman who had been in charge of the gun had accidentally fired it, she would have already been arrested. Oh well, I guess she was too busy on TikTok…