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YN31964 26 points ago +26 / -0

So...the armorer will get 10-15 years and Baldwin will get 2 years unsupervised probation and an award from the Big Guy. Normal

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-jjjjjjjjjj- 14 points ago +14 / -0

Reports are the production crew walked off hours earlier in protest about conditions. My guess is prop master took his prop guns and Baldwin got a real one from a local. Fucking idiot.

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UndercoverSpez 3 points ago +3 / -0

Get an Oscar in a couple years for overcoming this

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BirthHole 3 points ago +3 / -0

Exactly. They'll spin this as Baldwin being the biggest victim for enduring right-wing persecution. Probably get a presidential medal of freedom for it.

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independentbystander 1 point ago +1 / -0

^ This is the most likely outcome. ^

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sickofaltspin 1 point ago +1 / -0

Get your attacks correct - you make us all look stupider when you don't have basic facts in your grasp.

The CMOH is not given like this.

The CMOH is not the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

They are both honors but not remotely equivalent.

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Bigly55 14 points ago +14 / -0

This is no accident. Never point a gun, real or fake, at the crew and pull the trigger. Negligent homicide all day long. $100 million for the victims family. Even a bloated pedo like Baldwin HAS to get jail time for this.

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JohnCocktoastin 7 points ago +7 / -0

it is involuntary manslaughter under New Mexico law.

NM Stat § 30-2-3 (2018)

B. Involuntary manslaughter consists of manslaughter committed in the commission of an unlawful act not amounting to felony, or in the commission of a lawful act which might produce death in an unlawful manner or without due caution and circumspection.

Whoever commits involuntary manslaughter is guilty of a fourth degree felony.

Assuming that Baldwin was provided the prop gun by someone else, the issue boils down to whether or not failing to check the chamber/cylinder/magazine for live rounds prior to using the prop gun constitutes "without due caution and circumspection" and that is likely a losing argument for him. While if this were a civil case, he could argue that the standard of care in the industry is to rely upon staff. That might suffice, it might not. It depends on if a "reasonable person of ordinary prudence" would do that. Probably not.

But this is a criminal statute. I don't see how his failing to check, but relying upon another would be found to be "due caution and circumspection." It is certainly a question of material fact for a jury to decide.

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Husky 4 points ago +4 / -0

Gonna be honest, anyone hands me a prop gun? I don't even care if I've visually inspected the chamber myself, I'm pointing the gun at the ground and pulling the trigger twice before I point it at another actor. Responsible gun handling is borderline obsessive compulsive behavior.

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julianReyes 3 points ago +3 / -0

No excuses because even firing blanks can kill and/or grievously injure people.

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Trumpdidit 14 points ago +14 / -0

Rumor has it, coroner was just delivered a check, and will finish death certificate this evening, as a covid-19 death, for cause of death.

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LiteraIIyHitIer 5 points ago +5 / -0

Goddamn it, did I kill another person I've never met at an unknown distance with a disease I don't have?

I've gotta get this under control...

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ljsilver0000 7 points ago +7 / -0

Seems like fake news.

I mean, Alec Baldwin in a church? C'mon

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julianReyes 3 points ago +3 / -0

It'd be a set in context.

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Mathelm 6 points ago +6 / -0

While Baldwin will have some serious issues, looks like the armorer screwed up.
Surprised the unions haven't implemented double extra mandatory check procedures to ensure safety.

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Shariablue_Sorosbots 9 points ago +9 / -0

Some of the union crew walked off the job earlier in the day because of poor working conditions.

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-jjjjjjjjjj- 4 points ago +4 / -0

They do have those. Prop guns are made unable to load real ammo.

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One_Eyed_Willy 2 points ago +2 / -0

unlikely.. VERY unlikely this was live ammo. Likely something inbetween that gives a fired barrel effect, more than a blank would. There are varying rounds used in production.. not just blanks.

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Kael 2 points ago +2 / -0

Impossible for anything but a live round to go through one person and strike another

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panthicc 3 points ago +3 / -0

Could have just been the lines he was rehearsing? Not so convinced after a second hand account of someone who can't even definitively recall what he said.

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MAGA_____bitches 3 points ago +3 / -0

I hope his prison allows visitors. I will stop by and say Hi

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PonySoldier66 1 point ago +1 / -0

Drew the "Not a Prop Gun" ?