Alec Baldwin May Be Recharged with Manslaughter

The actor Alec Baldwin has previously been extremely open about his progressive personal political opinions and is no supporter of the second amendment or a relaxation of gun rights. Indeed, in the past, Baldwin had frequently railed against the NRA and gun rights activists. In 2018, Baldwin had been part of a movement to reduce the NRA’s power and lobbying influence in federal politics. He had also openly posted tweets on Twitter (now known as X) over many years engaging in inflammatory dialogue with NRA leaders. Baldwin claimed in 2018 that Dana Loesch, a former NRA spokesperson did not care about deaths he believed to be caused by the second amendment. He also openly called for the revision of the amendment and the limitation of the rights of individuals to own firearms.

Ironically, and tragically, despite these open sentiments, Baldwin was the center of controversy in 2021 after he accidentally and fatally shot Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film “Rust”. Prosecutors still seek charges against Baldwin, and a recent report has alleged they are going to “re-charge” him. On October 17th, prosecutors in New Mexico stated on Tuesday that they will recharge Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter. The case will be delivered before a grand jury in November according to a special prosecutor named Kari Morrissey. Prosecutors decided to levy renewed charges against Baldwin after a forensic test found that Baldwin would have had to pull the trigger of a revolver without a reasonable doubt in order for it to discharge the bullet that eventually killed Hutchins and wounded the movie director named Joel Souza.

The FBI had previously tested the weapon as well and concluded similar results. Baldwin has repeatedly claimed that he was not responsible for the death of Hutchins. Baldwin has asserted that the trigger was not pulled in the accident, and that the revolver went off by mistake. These findings apparently appear to conclude otherwise.