Alec Baldwin Did WHAT with Gun?!

Alec Baldwin

( – In a striking allegation, yesterday prosecutors argued that infamous Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin “played make believe with a real gun” on the set of the western “Rust,” thus causing the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

As the actor’s trial commenced on Wednesday, Baldwin’s attorney articulated that his client was solely performing his role, and the responsibility for the tragic incident lies with those who provided him a gun containing a live round.

Baldwin, 66, made his appearance at the Santa Fe courthouse at about 8 a.m., an hour prior to the initiation of opening statements in his manslaughter trial.

He was dressed in a dark suit, a light purple button-down shirt, a maroon tie, and spectacles. He refrained from responding to the media’s inquiries, The New York Post reports.

“The evidence will show that someone who played make-believe with a real gun and violated the cardinal rules of firearm safety — is the defendant Alec Baldwin,” prosecutor Erlinda Ocampo told jurors, as Baldwin took notes on a yellow legal note pad.

Baldwin is accused of involuntary manslaughter following an incident where he discharged a live round during a rehearsal on the Western movie set at Bonanza Creek Ranch, resulting in Hutchins’ death and injuring director Joel Souza on October 21, 2021.

He faces a potential sentence of up to 18 months in prison if found guilty.

“After that shooting, the defendant began to claim he didn’t pull the trigger,” Ocampo stated. “The evidence will show that’s not possible.”

Ocampo highlighted that several firearms experts are expected to testify that the weapon could not have fired without the trigger being pulled.

Moreover, subsequent tests conducted by a firearms expert confirmed, “This gun functioned and worked perfectly fine.”

During the proceedings, Ocampo remarked that Baldwin had insisted on using the largest firearm available, which was a real gun, not a prop.

“It’s not a toy. It’s not made of rubber. It’s a real gun,” Ocampo said.

The prosecutor also accused Baldwin of mishandling the firearm by pointing it at individuals and objects.

“You will hear about numerous breaches of firearms safety with this defendant and with this firearm,” the prosecutor added.

According to Ocampo, Baldwin neglected to perform a safety check with armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed because “he didn’t want to offend her.”

During his opening statement, Baldwin’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, described the incident as an unspeakable tragedy but maintained that “Alec Baldwin committed no crime. He was an actor, acting.”

Spiro asserted that the fault lay with Gutierrez-Reed and assistant director David Halls, who were responsible for the weapon’s safety checks before Baldwin handled it.

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