Actor John Schneider rails against Alec Baldwin for claim he didn’t pull the trigger: ‘What kind of idiots …?’


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Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider vented in a video he posted called “Seriously Alec?” expressing disbelief over Baldwin’s disingenuous claim that he didn’t pull the trigger on the set of his movie “Rust” which resulted in the death of his cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

In Baldwin’s tell-all interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Thursday night, he admitted holding the gun on the set, but stunningly claimed he “didn’t pull the trigger.” That assertion incensed Schneider who then posted an 18-minute rant on the subject.

Schneider contended that the rehearsed interview was “all designed to make us feel sorry for Alec Baldwin” and bluntly called the actor’s sobbing responses during the interview “bulls**t.”

He asked if people were really supposed to “believe that a gun went off by itself.”

“This is a wonderful business we all work in. We are honored and privileged to be part of it,” Schneider remarked. “So when someone takes a crap – which obviously George and Alec have done here and obviously this woman is still deceased. Her family is still without a mother, without a wife. This is absurd.”

(Video Credit: John Schneider)

Schneider went on to claim that “the propaganda machine” is fast at work promoting the idea that Baldwin “is a victim.”

“Three weeks ago, it was a prop gun. Four weeks ago, nobody knew how in the world this real weapon was loaded on the set,” he astutely commented. “Today, he didn’t pull the trigger.”

“What kind of idiots do you take us for?” the actor angrily asked.

“Law enforcement, people who are in charge of this investigation, please, do not stop investigating. Please, do not believe the prop gun propaganda. And by all means, do not believe the ‘I didn’t pull the trigger’ nonsense. Guns do not go off by themselves,” Schneider pleaded.

“Let us not forget this was a single-action – it was not a Colt, it was a replica … – a single-action weapon needs to be cocked and fired. So what kind of idiots do you take us for?” he reiterated.

“There is just no world in which guns go off by themselves,” he continued. “… Hutchins is still deceased. And their family is not getting an apology, they’re not getting any – in my opinion – they’re not getting any justice, they’re not getting any answers.”

Schneider compared the shooting to a bully pushing a child off of a swing on a playground, causing serious injury.

“What is the bully going to say? ‘I didn’t push her! I didn’t push her,'” he railed in the video. “First they’re going to say, ‘I didn’t know. I didn’t know what was going on.’ Then if that doesn’t work – which, by the way, it still doesn’t work because you are supposed to check the weapon, you fellow – but then you have the audacity to say, ‘I didn’t pull the trigger.'”

Schneider asserted that it was “still inexcusable” not to check a weapon when it’s given to you, even if you’re told it’s unloaded. He did admit that it is “very easy to accidentally pull that trigger.”

“And then you pointed at someone and then what? What? Aliens pulled the trigger? Who pulled the trigger? If the man holding the gun did not pull the trigger, who pulled the trigger?” Schneider raged.

“You can’t run through a school zone and run over children and be the only one in the car and claim you weren’t driving. Sorry, it doesn’t work that way. They taught us better at Harvey Day Camp in 1967 for crying out loud,” he declared.

“If you cavalierly do something and the result of it is death to someone, what you need to do, is you need to say, ‘You know folks, I seriously effed up. I was uneducated by my own design and I have done a terrible thing. I throw myself on the mercy of the court and on the mercy of the family,” Schneider contended.

“But you do that 30 seconds after this terrible thing happened. You don’t come out a month or however long later and say you didn’t pull the trigger. You didn’t pull the trigger,” he admonished Baldwin.

He concluded in the video, “This is a tragedy beyond description and there is a responsible party. You and I and he know who that is.”

“So, please don’t allow this ‘I didn’t pull the trigger’ blasphemy to be the final say in what is I think the worst mark on my industry that I’ve seen in my 61 years,” he commented.

He also tore into Stephanopoulos, calling him “the poster boy for leftist propaganda.”

“Why in the world anyone would look at an interview with George as being anything enlightening or having a modicum of truth, I don’t know,” Schneider wondered. “But that’s just me.”

The Smallville actor went on to say he’s embarrassed for Hollywood over this and he’s “incredibly embarrassed for” Stephanopoulos “because, my God, why are you perpetuating this BS?”

Many agree with Schneider over Baldwin’s outlandish claims:


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