Alec Baldwin did not know that the prop gun he fired on the set of Rust was unsafe. He was handed the weapon and the scene started. That was a fatal and tragic mistake. Now new information has emerged about the man who handed Baldwin that gun.

According to a report from TMZ, the assistant director for Rust who told Baldwin that the prop gun was safe has a history of safety issues. It is reported that “someone who worked with him on a previous production” spilled the beans to the outlet.

Maggie Goll is a propmaker who worked with Dave Halls in 2019 on Hulu’s Into the Dark series. She alleged that, “At first he seemed like an older, affable first [A.D.] with the usual run of idiosyncrasies, but that facade soon disappeared […] He did not maintain a safe working environment.”

It was also alleged that Dave Halls let cameras roll in the middle of a medical emergency. This took place when “something happened to the pyrotechnician.” That that “created a dangerous situation” on the set.


It was also alleged that no safety meetings were held on set when a gun was set to be used. That is a pretty alarming piece of information, because such meetings are the norm.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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