Hannah Guiterrez-Reed is the armorer in the set “Rust,” is speaking out for the first time since last week’s fatal shooting. The embattled armorer’s lawyers claim that she was too busy and didn’t have the time to train her crew, making the production unsafe.
“Hannah was hired on two positions…which made it extremely difficult to focus on her job as an armorer,”Her attorneys stated in a statement. “She fought for training, days to maintain weapons, and proper time to prepare for gunfire, but ultimately was overruled.”
Guiterrez-Reed claims that she “has no idea where the live rounds came from” and “”I have never seen anyone shoot live rounds.”
Steve Wolf, a weapon safety expert believes Alec Baldwin should accept some responsibility for the death of Halyna Houtchins, a cinematographer.
“The key rule is never point a gun at anything you don’t want to destroy, and he pointed a gun at someone who posed no threat to him,”Wolf stated.
Wolf said that if a replica firearm had been used, it could have prevented the tragedy.
“It gives you the safety benefit of not being able to put live ammo in it. If you try to put live ammo into it, it won’t go,”Wolf stated.
Hutchins’ widower, and his young son, had to take the cinematographers belongings from New Mexico back to Venice, California.
Baldwin and Hilaria, his wife, were seen shopping at a Manchester, Vermont, clothing store.