‘Rust’ Gun Was Modified
CBS News reports that the criminal charges against Alec Baldwin in the Rust shooting were dropped because new evidence revealed the gun had been modified and prosecutors felt they could not prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Correspondent Dick Brenan said the firearm was modified and sent to the set without Baldwin’s knowledge in a way that would have made it less safe to handle. He added that the disclosure also undermined the prosecution’s contention that the gun could be fired without Baldwin pulling the trigger. Here’s more.