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Alec Baldwin Possibly Pulled the Trigger in Fatal 'Rust' Shooting, FBI Forensic Report Concluded

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Halyna Hutchins in October 2021 on the set of Alec Baldwin's  film couldn't have been fired without someone first pulling the trigger.In the forensic report, obtained by ABC News, the federal law agency said its accidental discharge testing determined the gun used in the shooting — a .45 colt caliber F.lli Pietta single-action revolver — couldn't have gone off without the trigger being pulled.The report stated that, even with the hammer in the quarter-and half-cock positions, the gun «could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger.» And, with the hammer fully cocked, the gun «could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger while the working internal components were intact and functional.» Furthermore, with the hammer de-cocked on a loaded chamber, the gun was able to detonate a primer «without a pull of the trigger when the hammer was struck directly,» which the report stated as normal for this type of revolver.The FBI forensic report contradicts what Baldwin told 's George Stephanopoulos back in December 2021 during his first sit-down interview since the fatal onset shooting that also wounded the film's director, Joel Souza.Baldwin denied pulling the trigger of the prop gun after the ABC anchor pointed out that it wasn't in the script for the trigger to be pulled.«Well, the trigger wasn't pulled.

I didn't pull the trigger,» Baldwin said during the interview.When Stephanopoulos clarified, «So you never pulled the trigger?,» Baldwin responded, «No, no, no.

I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them, never.»Baldwin, entangled with a number of lawsuits stemming from the fatal shooting, insisted he had no idea how a real bullet got on set. «Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet.

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