Alec Baldwin may once again face charges

| August 18, 2023

Involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin were dismissed earlier this year. However, prosecutors received a follow-on expert analysis of the firearm used in the crime. Baldwin’s claims appear to not have stood up against the second expert’s analysis. This analysis concluded that the trigger had to be pulled or depressed.

From the Associated Press:

Baldwin has said the gun fired accidentally after he followed instructions to point it toward cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was behind the camera in rehearsal. Baldwin said he pulled back the hammer — but not the trigger — and the gun fired, fatally wounding Hutchins on Oct. 21, 2021, at a movie ranch on the outskirts of Santa Fe.

Special prosecutors dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge against Baldwin in April, saying they were informed the gun might have been modified before the shooting and malfunctioned. They commissioned a new analysis of the gun, along with other weapons and ammunition from the set of the movie, “Rust,” which moved filming from New Mexico to Montana.

The new gun analysis from experts in ballistics and forensic testing based in Arizona and New Mexico relied on replacement parts to reassemble the gun fired by Baldwin — after parts of the pistol were broken during earlier testing by the FBI. The new report examines the gun and markings it left on a spent cartridge to conclude that the trigger had to have been pulled or depressed.

“Although Alec Baldwin repeatedly denies pulling the trigger, given the tests, findings and observations reported here, the trigger had to be pulled or depressed sufficiently to release the fully cocked or retracted hammer of the evidence revolver,” states the analysis led by Lucien Haag of Forensic Science Services in Arizona.

The Associated Press provides the balance of the story here. Thanks to ninja for this story.

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I was almost shot twice by friendly fire. First time was a new Medic, jumping off the LMTV in Baghdad a round went off and hit a few inches from my foot. Finger on the trigger. Second time a good friend was shifting his SAW as I moved forward to identify weapons found at a Bedouin camp. Burst goes off a few feet in front of me. Finger wasn’t on the trigger, but his jackass Team Leader had him zip tie the trigger assembly after the rear takedown pin was damaged. Open bolt weapon, sear disengages the bolt, gun go brrrrr…

Beside the Nambu and its infamous design, the only gun I didn’t feel safe with was an Iberia (now Hi-Point) .40 S&W I bought for $40 in the ’90s. Modern guns, even reproduction 1800’s designs, are drop-safe and the chance of one firing without a trigger pull or extensive modification and/or abuse are slim to none. Well, except the SIG P320, it seems…


This bitch used his booger hook to pull the bang switch. It’s.that.simple.

I say again…this bitch will walk, the armorer/prop master will get nailed, the insurance company will pay out mega $s, Ms Thang will still be dead, and he will still be a darling of Hollywierd.


Hack Stone

Blame her death on Donald Trump. If Trump ran a stronger campaign, Slow Joe Biden would not have been able to steal the election, and Alec Baldwin would still be in New York doing his awful Donald Trump impression on Saturday Night Live instead of killing crew members of a low budget film that no one was ever going to see anyway.

Hack Stone

If there is any consolation about this tragedy, Alec Baldwin no longer has to wonder what it is like to wrongfully kill someone.


What the heck did the FBI do to “break” parts during testing?


CYI for a (D)emon-rats megabucks darling.


I’m thinking if parts were replaced with new good parts, any post assembly conclusions about pre-replacement parts are going to get thrown out. Only the original parts count, not replacements.

Hack Stone

Maybe the District Attorney can go with the Dan Rather Excuse, Fake But Accurate.


And I’m sure that was the plan when the parts were broken..


Why would the FBI gun experts need to break any parts? The only parts of the subject pistol that would be relevant would be the sear end of the trigger and the full cock sear notch of the hammer. One or both of them would have to be broken or otherwise damaged for the revolver to fire without the trigger being pulled or held back with hammer drawn back to full cock. This damage would be fully apparent by merely cocking the gun, as the hammer would fall as it was released by one’s thumb. According to the FBI’s analysis, the subject SAA revolver functioned normally and had no damaged internal parts. This is consistent with the observations of that pistol by LEO’s who examined it after the shooting.


If the fan belt inspectors broke either of these parts originally in the gun, they are guilty of spoliation of evidence. There would be no reason to do that.


There would be a reason RGR, just not a legal or legit one..




It don’t matter. This fucker isn’t going to spend a day in jail.

A Proud Infidel®™

GUNS DON’T kill people, liberal idiots with guns like Alec Baldwin do!

Old tanker

Well no s**t Sherlock. A good question is who does baldwin know in the fbi so that they decided to destroy evidence rather than just test for functionality? There is no reason to actually break the evidence in order to determine if it was faulty before the fbi got their grubby mits on it. They know damn well it worked on set as shown by the dead and wounded people.

A Proud Infidel®™

The Feral Bureau of Intimidation will do whatever their political masters tell them to.

A Proud Infidel®™

ALEC BALDWIN has killed more people than my entire Gun Collection.

Peter the Bubblehead

I believe Baldwin when he says he didn’t pull the trigger to fire the weapon.
Because the trigger was already pulled as soon as he put his hand on it and he stupidly let go of the hammer he cocked while rehearsing the scene.


I tend to agree, in that screen shot of him pointing the pistol toward the camera, one can see his finger on the trigger. With a two to three pound pull it would have been easy for him to have it depressed when he released the hammer at the full cock position.