‘Rust’ Fined $139,793 By New Mexico For Willful Firearm Safety Failures

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Alec Baldwin and his unfortunate negligent discharge is going to unfortunately haunt him forever, which resulted in one death and one injury back in October 2021 while filming his new movie Rust.

Just announced, the movie’s production company is on the hook for a heafty fine, the maximum allowed, for failing to safely handle firearms.

New Mexico’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau said Rust Movie Productions must pay $139,793, and distributed a scathing narrative of safety failures in violation of standard industry protocols, including testimony that production managers took limited or no action to address two misfires on set prior to the fatal shooting. The bureau also documented gun safety complaints from crew members that went unheeded and said weapons specialists were not allowed to make decisions about additional safety training.

 

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Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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