Alec Baldwin, the producer and actor responsible for pulling the trigger on the gun that killed one and injured another, took to social media to promote the idea that a police officer should be present on set for any filming utilizing guns.

Baldwin has taken zero responsibility for the tragedy of October 27 on the “Rust” set where director of photography, Halyna Hutchins, died from the gunshot fired by the actor, and the injury of director Joel Souza.

The actor was handed a firearm to rehearse a scene having been told it was a “cold gun” by assistant director Dave Halls, meaning it was not loaded. Any person with any gun experience at all would have checked the chamber prior to touching the trigger. It is gun safety 101.

Instead Baldwin took the weapon and fired the ill-fated shots.

Apparently the Baldwin believes that a police officer been on set, this would have been avoided. He is now touting for every production using guns hire a cop to monitor weapon safety.

“Every film/TV set that uses guns, fake or otherwise, should have a police officer on set, hired by the production, to specifically monitor weapons safety,” Baldwin said.

The ignorance and arrogance is astounding. First, Baldwin himself is the producer of “Rust” and could easily have hired an officer for this film. The questions abound in this case. Why were there live rounds on set at all? Why isn’t it required for anyone handling a weapon to have gun safety training first? Why isn’t it the policy of everyone who handles a weapon to check the weapon prior to use in any way, including actors? Baldwin has shown himself to be anti-gun and anti-police. Let us not forget that just four years ago, Baldwin tweeted “I wonder how it must feel to wrongfully kill someone.” in reference to a California police officer who shot and killed a violent suspect that the Orange County District Attorney’s Office later ruled had been justified. Wonder how this all feels for him now? At the end of the day, the buck stops with Baldwin. He handled weapons without the proper training, pulled the trigger, not to mention being the boss on the set. He should man up and take responsibility for his own actions!

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