I’m generally skeptical when it comes to gun charges against people, at least, until I know the details. After all, too often (at least in blue states, it seems), gun charges are simply an attempt to take away the gun rights of an American citizen or a way to punish a person for defending themselves.
But, then, you have that occasion when an obnoxious, aggressive, anti-2A nutcase uses a gun and something horrible happens. When it does, then, besides asking why an anti-2A zealot (who hates guns) had their hands on a gun in the first place, you also might be tempted to have a knee-jerk reaction that this is one of those times when a person should be punished.
I’m tempted to think about the situation that we’re talking about today in the latter way because it’s Alec Baldwin who is getting charged again for a 2021 shooting death on a movie set. Jack Phillips writes,
Actor Alec Baldwin was indicted by a New Mexico grand jury over the 2021 death of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins after a prop gun fired a live round and struck her, according to court documents.
According to several media outlets, the move to indict Mr. Baldwin was confirmed Friday after the grand jury heard evidence presented by special prosecutors. He was charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Specifically, he was charged with involuntary manslaughter—negligent use of a firearm—or, in the alternative, involuntary manslaughter—without due caution or circumspection—reported ABC News. Both are fourth-degree felonies.
Now, again, I tend to be cautious about having opinions about gun charges until I know more details about the situation because they can often be politicized.
But Baldwin has been a complete… jerk, we’ll say… about his opposition to gun rights, and, as is too often the case, those who oppose gun rights are the very people who, clearly, can’t be trusted with firearms. They just want to punish everyone for their own ignorance and weakness.
Having said that, I hope that the truth comes out and justice is served in the trial (whatever that outcome is). I also hope that Baldwin gets his head out of his backside when it comes to the subject of the Second Amendment. Because it seems pretty clear that he is completely unqualified to have an opinion on the subject.