(RoyalPatriot.com )- The embattled Alec Baldwin sure is desperate to find someone else to blame for his recklessly pointing a weapon at another person and pulling the trigger. In addition to trying to pass the blame on to “Rust” assistant director Dave Halls, Baldwin has now decided to blame his negligent behavior on the gun.
While speaking with reporters on Saturday, Baldwin said that he believed there should be an “ongoing effort” to limit the use of firearms on movie sets, an effort Baldwin claimed he was “extremely interested” in doing.
Yes, because the gun just mysteriously pointed itself at Halyna Hutchins and pulled its own trigger.
Baldwin asked reporters to consider how many times guns have been fired on film sets over the last 75 years. And while Baldwin conceded that most of the time there was no incident, “we have to realize that when it does go wrong” it is a “catastrophic thing.” Therefore, he concluded, “some new measures have to take place.”
How about you never point a weapon at another person and pull the trigger? That would solve the problem.
The cause of what went wrong in this instance was not the gun, but the man holding it.
Now, if Alec Baldwin’s “new measure” was that Alec Baldwin is never permitted to have a gun in his hand, it’s likely even the majority of gun owners would get on board.
But what do you expect from a man who is desperate to absolve himself of any culpability for the death of Halyna Hutchins?
As Hollywood weapons expert Bryan Carpenter told the New York Post, the number one rule when handling a weapon, loaded or unloaded, is to never, ever point it at another human being. And Carpenter made it clear that Alec Baldwin ignored rule number one when he pointed the gun at Halyna Hutchins and pulled the trigger.
That’s not the gun’s fault.
That’s also not Dave Halls’ fault.
The fault lies with Alec Baldwin.