Such an insolent moron.
Dave Halls, the assistant director, said he did not thoroughly check the gun he handed to Alec Baldwin, according to an affidavit.It's obvious as night and day who bears responsibility for this tragedy and in no way was it the actor who isn't allowed to alter/check any "cleared" weapon after it's handed to him.
He said that the film's armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, had opened the gun for him to inspect, according to the affidavit.
"He advised he should have checked all of them, but didn't, and couldn't recall if she spun the drum," according to the affidavit. He said he remembered seeing only three rounds.
(After the shooting, Mr. Halls said he picked up the gun from a pew inside the church and took it to Ms. Reed. When she opened it, he said, according to the affidavit, he could see "at least four dummy casings with the holes on the side, and one without the hole. He advised this did not have the cap on it and was just the casing." Dummy rounds are sometimes identified by a pierced hole on the side.)
In the days since the shooting on the set, which occurred on Thursday - the actor Alec Baldwin shot the cinematographer and the director with a gun he had been told did not contain live ammunition - detectives from the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office have been examining the role that Mr. Halls and others on the set had in the incident.
It was Mr. Halls who handed Mr. Baldwin the firearm during rehearsals inside the set of a church and said that it was a "cold gun," according to court documents, indicating that the firearm contained no live rounds and was safe for Mr. Baldwin to handle. Mr. Baldwin then began rehearsing a scene that involved "cross drawing" the revolver and pointing it toward the camera lens, according to the affidavit, when the gun went off.
In the frantic moments after the shooting, the assistant director was singled out by a script supervisor who called 911 with a desperate plea for help. "We've had two people accidentally shot on a movie set," the script supervisor, Mamie Mitchell, told the 911 operator. Then Ms. Mitchell described how it was the assistant director's responsibility to make sure such mishaps never happen. "He's supposed to check the guns," Ms. Mitchell said in the call.