ALR291 – I Didn’t Pull the Trigger

Conservative and pro-gun voices were quick to jump on actor Alec Baldwin's claim that he did not pull the trigger of the gun which killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. In today's episode, Lloyd dissects the key points in Baldwin's interview with ABC News, and shows why the critics are wrong, and why Baldwin is partly to blame, despite his efforts to point fingers elsewhere.


  • [00:00] – Blooper
  • [00:36] – Opening and welcome
  • [03:22] – Thanks to our Patrons
  • [05:13] – Introducing the Topic
  • [08:48] – Overall Impressions of the Interview
  • [11:39] – Baldwin doesn't want to appear the victim
  • [14:02] – Assuming the Gun was Empty
  • [15:16] – Describing the Scene
  • [16:31] – Cross-Drawing a Gun
  • [19:14] – What is a “Cold Gun?”
  • [21:31] – A “Marking Rehearsal”
  • [25:00] – Where he Pointed the Gun
  • [26:52] – He Didn't Have to Pull the Trigger
  • [31:05] – Shifting Blame
  • [33:08] – 40 Years of Faulty Safety Protocols
  • [41:13] – How did the bullet end up in the gun?
  • [44:32] – Ultimately Baldwin Shares the Blame
  • [47:27] – We Should Still Pray for Alec Baldwin
  • [50:13] – Wrapping Up
  • [51:48] – Show Close

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Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only-begotten Son that by His coming we may be given to serve You with cleansed minds; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

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