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Why a gun expert didn’t buy Alec Baldwin’s claim on the rust shooting

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In an interview with ABC News On Thursday, Alec Baldwin said he raised the gun he was holding in the scene that killed cameraman Halyna Hutchins, but “The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger,” Baldwin told ABC News. The actor said that when he released the hammer of the gun, it discharged electricity. When interviewer George Stephanopoulos made it clear he didn’t pull the trigger, Baldwin again said, “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them.”

However, some experts doubting Baldwin’s claim. Bryan W. Carpenter, a weapons supplier working for Dark Thirty Film Services, told Fox News The weapon Baldwin is said to have used – the F.LLI Pietta Long Colt 45 Revolver – has a two-step firing process. “It had to be raised and the trigger pulled before it could fire,” Mr. Carpenter said.

Film historian and advocate Michael Corrie seems to agree, telling the outlet that only a “mechanical breakdown” would cause a revolver to fire without pulling the trigger. “Except for an unspecified mechanical fault, the weapon did not fire on its own,” Corrie said.

Even so, the debate over guns used in TV and movies continues, with many comments on social media. see red to Baldwin’s denials.

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Bobby Allyn

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