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The gunsmith “Rust” has “no idea” where the live tours come from on the film set: the lawyers

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The gunsmith “Rust” has “no idea” where the live tours come from on the film set: the lawyers

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The gun safety crew member for the film “Rust” said she had “no idea” where the live bullets found on the film set came from, said Thursday. his lawyers, a week after the fatal shooting of director of photography Halyna Hutchins.

Lawyers for gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed said she was “devastated and utterly beside herself with the events that unfolded” after actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot Hutchins down with a live bullet earlier this month at the rehearsal for the movie Western in New Mexico.

“Safety is Hannah’s number one priority on the set,” attorneys Jason Bowles and Robert Gorence said in a statement Thursday evening.. “In the end, this set would never have been compromised if the live ammunition had not been introduced. Hannah has no idea where the live rounds are coming from.

Senior assistant director Dave Halls admitted to investigators that he had not thoroughly checked all the cartridges in the propeller pistol that killed Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. Reed reportedly opened the pistol for Halls to inspect, but Halls said he couldn’t remember if Reed spun the gun drum to allow a full inspection.

“We have identified two other people who handled and / or inspected the loaded gun before Baldwin fired the gun,” Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said Wednesday. “Those two people are gunsmith Hannah Reed-Gutierrez and deputy director David Halls. The three people cooperated with the investigation and provided statements. “

Minutes before the fatal shooting, Halls told Baldwin he was carrying a “cold weapon,” meaning the weapon did not have live ammunition. In the new statement, lawyers for Reed said the gunsmith “checked the ‘dummies” and made sure there were no “hot cartridges” “in the gun.

A few hours earlier, several members of the film crew left the set to protest against the dangerous working conditions. A source told the Los Angeles Times that the camera workers have been replaced by non-union workers.

“Corners were cut – and they brought in non-union people so they could continue shooting,” the source told the newspaper.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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