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Saturday, August 13, 2022

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.

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Wait...what?

There's guns you can fire without pulling the trigger?

#1 | Posted by Angrydad at 2022-08-13 11:04 AM | Reply

"There's guns you can fire without pulling the trigger?"

There's an Urban Legend where you drop an Uzi on the ground and it starts firing. Because it's an open bolt design.

The point of this evidence is that it contradicts the shooter's claim that he didn't pull the trigger.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-13 11:12 AM | Reply

There's guns you can fire without pulling the trigger?

Yup. On some if you pull the hammer back but not far enough for it to latch, it can go off when you let go of it. I have a rifle that will do that.

Even this report says the gun will go off if the hammer is all the way down and you hit it hard enough.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-08-13 11:15 AM | Reply

#1

Double action revolvers. Pull the trigger, or cause the hammer to hit the firing pin. Remember when "fanning" was a thing in old westerns? It doesn't quite work like that, but possible.

I will only own single action revolvers where you have to pull the trigger.

Don't want to shoot myself falling while hunting. Its actually very common.

#4 | Posted by horstngraben at 2022-08-13 11:16 AM | Reply

drop an Uzi on the ground and it starts firing.

I think the Sten gun did that as well.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-08-13 11:16 AM | Reply

#3, #4, thanks for the much better information than my off the mark attempt.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-08-13 11:19 AM | Reply

Edit:

Don't want to shoot myself falling while hunting or worse.

#7 | Posted by horstngraben at 2022-08-13 11:19 AM | Reply

I don't agree with using real firearms on set at all.

Don't point your weapon at something unless you intend to destroy it. Be sure of your target and beyond.

The gun doesn't care if you're making a movie. It just does what it was designed to do.

#8 | Posted by horstngraben at 2022-08-13 11:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"I don't agree with using real firearms on set at all."

Yes. It makes absolutely no sense at all.

#9 | Posted by Angrydad at 2022-08-13 12:23 PM | Reply

Can't use real money in movies. Time to change the rules about guns...

#10 | Posted by chuffy at 2022-08-13 03:14 PM | Reply

'There's an Urban Legend where you drop an Uzi on the ground and it starts firing. Because it's an open bolt design.'

www.youtube.com

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#11 | Posted by MSgt at 2022-08-14 12:16 PM | Reply

civil war reenactors haven't pointed guns directly each other for some time.

Hollywood could do what they're doing.

#12 | Posted by Tor at 2022-08-14 01:25 PM | Reply

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