Lawyers representing Alec Baldwin’s armorer claimed that the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins was left unattended for two hour on set before it was returned to them and they claim it was only ten minute.

Jason Bowles spoke on behalf of Hannah Gutierrez–Reed and suggested that the gun might have been tampered before firing the fatal shot during Rust.

The .45 Long Colt was not supposed to contain live rounds and was one of three on a tray given to assistant director David Halls who then passed it on to Baldwin.

Gutierrez-Reed, 24 years old, had loaded the gun onto the prop cart with six dummy shots, which she took from a prop ammunition container labeled ‘dummies,’ Bowles claims.

These rounds are not loaded with gunpowder and are used for film sets to imitate real bullets.

Bowles claimed that guns were left unattended during a TV interview on Wednesday for two hours. This included the crew’s lunch break.

Later, he retracted his statement after consulting Gutierrez Rice. He stated that the guns had been locked in the safe during lunch and only left unattended for five to ten mins. 

Lawyers representing armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed (pictured) who loaded Alec Baldwin's gun, suggested it could have been tampered with

Lawyers representing Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer who loaded Alec Baldwin’s gun, suggested that it might have been tampered. 

Attorneys Robert Gorence (left) and Jason Bowles (right), representing 'Rust' armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed, appeared on the Today Show on Wednesday to discuss the fatal shooting

Robert Gorence (left), and Jason Bowles(right), representing Hannah Gutierrez Reed, ‘Rust’ armer, appeared on Wednesday’s Today Show to talk about the fatal shooting.

Bowles claimed that his client had asked his colleagues to look after the gun cart when she wasn’t there, and she still remembers seeing it unattended at different points throughout the day.

Gutierrez-Reed loaded the three firearms at 11am, including the .45 Long Colt, which were to be used during filming on the fateful day, fellow lawyer Robert Gorence said.

He said: ‘Was there a duty to safeguard them 24/7? The answer is no, since there were no live rounds.

The gun was declared safe to use, but it is not clear how a live round was used. 

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It is not yet clear how the live round entered the gun before it shot and killed Halyna Hutchins (pictured)

It is unclear how the live bullet entered the gun, but it did shoot and kill Halyna Hutchins (pictured). 

The .45 Long Colt was not supposed to contain live rounds and was one of three on a tray given to assistant director David Halls who then passed it on to Baldwin (pictured on Monday)

The.45 Long Colt was not supposed contain live rounds. Baldwin was given one of three trays by assistant director David Halls. Baldwin received the tray on Monday.

The .45 Long Colt (file image) was not supposed to contain live rounds and was one of three on a tray given to assistant director David Halls

The.45 Long Colt, (file image), was not supposed to have live rounds. It was just one of three that were on a tray that David Halls was given.

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Gutierrez Reed’s lawyers suggested that a crew member might have planted the live round on the set as revenge. This was during an interview with The Today Savannah Guthrie, host of Savannah Guthrie’s Wednesday Show. 

Following the fatal shooting that also left Joel Souza wounded, several crew members came out to claim that they were overworked. They were denied rooms at hotels in the New Mexico area. 

Jason Bowles stated, “I believe that someone would do that, would wish to sabotage it, would want a point to prove a point and want to say that they’re disgruntled or unhappy.” 

The armorer's attorneys suggested that a disgruntled crew member on set near Santa Fe, New Mexico, may have planted the live round as an act of sabotage

The armorer’s attorneys suggested to the armorer that a disgruntled member of crew on set near Santa Fe in New Mexico may have planted a live round as an act sabotage.   

“And we know that people had already walked from the set the day prior… and the reason why they are unhappy is that they’re working 12-14 hour days, they don’t have hotel rooms in the area, so they had the to drive an hour to Albuquerque and they’re miserable.      

Gutierrez Reed is not a suspect in the Hutchins murder. However, she retained legal representation.   

Bowles stated that there was a box of dummy balls and that the box was labeled “dummy”.[Gutierrez Reed]She loaded rounds from the box into her handgun, only to discover later that she had a live round.

The armorer then handed the vintage Colt pistol to assistant director David Halls, who, in turn, passed it on to Baldwin and announced ‘cold gun,’ indicating that the weapon was safe to use, according to authorities investigating the deadly October 21 shooting near Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Baldwin, pictured after being questioned just hours after the shooting mourned the loss of Hutchins, whom he called his 'friend'

Baldwin, pictured just hours after the shooting. He was questioned about Hutchins’ loss and he called him his ‘friend. 

Guthrie was told by Bowles that they assumed someone put the live round into the box. The purpose of the person who placed the live round in the box with dummy rounds was to sabotage the set. You would not do it for any other reason than to mix the live round with the dummy rounds. 

Gorence stated that the box containing dummy ammunition was located in a truck, which was ‘completely abandoned at all times, giving someone access to and opportunity. 

Gutierrez Reed’s lawyers supported her actions that day. They claimed that the loaded gun wasn’t in her possession for the duration of filming as she was expected to perform two roles on set: as an assistant props and an armorer. 

Gutierrez Reed is pictured at her home in Arizona

Assistant director David Halls

Lawyers said that Gutierrez Reed (pictured at home in Arizona) handed the loaded gun over to David Halls, assistant director. She spun the chamber to show David the rounds, but didn’t inspect them.

Bowels stated that Gutierrez Reed gave the gun she had loaded earlier, to Halls, after which she went about her other duties of a props assistant.

The lawyer informed her that Gutierrez Reed had spun the chamber to show Halls how it worked.

Bowles said that Bowles did the spinning of the cylinder. She did show him every round in the chamber, which had six.

He stated that a dummy round has the same projectile tip as a real round. However, some of these don’t have holes in the sides. They mimic real rounds and look exactly like them.

The legal team representing the armorer acknowledged that she did not inspect and verify that the ammunition in the chamber was not live ammunition.

Gorence explained that Gutierrez Reed wasn’t present in the church during the shooting, as it was happening while cameras were being set up and not during filming.

The lawyer stated, “She wasn’t there.”

The attorneys representing the armorer stated that they are cooperating with the FBI investigation and hope to be able determine who planted the live rounds. 

Gutierrez Reed attorneys say she is ‘absolutely devastated. 

Bowles said that Bowles is still very emotional about what happened. “Coming on the scene and seeing everything she saw, she was heartbroken and is just devastated by all that has happened.” 

Meanwhile, ‘Rust’ camera assistant Lane Luper, who quit on the eve of the shooting, told  Good Morning America that there were only two safety meetings on set and said production did not take gun safety seriously.

Rust said, ‘I think it was the perfect storm of Rust, the armorer, assistant director, culture that was on-set, and the rushing. He said, “It was everything.”

Luper claimed that the crew was exhausted from their commute to and from the set. He also mentioned poor gun safety which he said led to two accidental weapon discharges as well as one sound-effects explosion. 

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin leave the bedroom home they are renting with their children in Manchester, Vermont on November 1

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin will leave the bedroom they are renting in Manchester, Vermont with their children on November 1st

Baldwin has remained silent about what happened on set of ‘Rust’. However, Baldwin shared a social media post by one crew member criticizing her coworkers for creating a ‘blatantly false” picture of the set as unsafe and chaotic. 

Baldwin made a public statement on the day Hutchins died. He indicated that he was cooperating to authorities and offered his condolences for her family. 

Halls released a statement to the New York Post on Monday, saying he hopes the tragedy prompts the film industry to “reevaluate its values and practices” to ensure no one is harmed again. 

Concerns have been raised about Halls’ safety record by colleagues on two previous productions. 

Adan Mendoza, Santa Fe County Sheriff said last week that there was a’some complacency’ in the way weapons were handled. Investigators found around 500 rounds of ammunition — a mix of blanks, dummy rounds and suspected live rounds — even though the set’s armorer, Gutierrez Reed, said real ammo should never have been present.