On December 2, 2021, Alec Baldwin joined George Stephanopoulos for an interview on ABC, where he’d shed some light on the “Rust” situation and explain how the day unfolded from his perspective. On the subject of the prop gun itself, Baldwin clarifies that he “didn’t pull the trigger,” and he has “no idea” how a live round ended up within it, to begin with. Therefore, he’s asking the same question that countless others have for the past month: where did the live round even come from?
“I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them, never,” Baldwin asserted to Stephanopoulos, adding, “Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.” This is, of course, the question that has been on the minds of just about everyone since October 21, not to mention who is ultimately responsible for loading it. One can only hope that further investigation will yield something of a solid answer in the coming weeks.