The FBI has released its report on Alec Baldwin and it is scorching. That said, there is nothing in the report that gun owners didn’t already know, that being that the gun could not have gone off without someone pulling the trigger.
The gun used in the fatal shooting on the “Rust” movie set could not have been fired without pulling the trigger, according to an FBI forensic report obtained Friday by ABC News.
Actor Alec Baldwin shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western, which he was producing and starring in, last year. The actor believed he was handling a “cold gun” — one without live ammunition — when it went off and a live bullet struck Hutchins, killing her. The film’s director, Joel Souza, was also wounded in the shooting.
Accidental discharge testing determined that the firearm used in the shooting — a .45 Colt (.45 Long Colt) caliber F.lli Pietta single-action revolver — could not have fired without the trigger being pulled, the FBI report shows.
With the hammer in the quarter- and half-cock positions, the gun “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger,” the report stated.