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  1. 1) "Yes, the ritual opening of the weapon and showing everyone involved it was empty was not done. But that ritual is not for the actor to initiate" Under the NM Criminal Code, why wouldn't that be his responsibility Bob? Not necessarily, to "show everyone", but just to make sure to himself that the gun was safe since he was the one that would be pulling the trigger? (Otherwise potentially leaving himself open to a charge of Criminal Negligence) Where in the NM Criminal Code does it say that Bob? (It doesn't) And now are you going to try and tell us that goes to the issue of Intent? Please explain how lack of intent excuses someone from a Negligent Homicide charge? Also, how does "policy and procedure" excuse someone from statutory Criminal Negligence? 2) "He was the big honcho on set and obviously allowed things to slide. Either by ignorance or apathy he didn't insist on discipline on his set. And for that he certainly could face a civil suit" Bob: The civil suit is a forgone conclusion. But, by your arguments stated above, you do not seem to get even the basic facts of criminal law. Ignorance or Apathy is the often the essence of a Criminal Negligence charge. Opinions are one thing. Jumping off the deep end with wild and misleading speculation and misinformation is another. That's why it is important to let the facts play out and allow the professionals who are qualified to be in their league to do their jobs.
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  2. That was my point in posting this topic. If the killer, in this case Baldwin, had adhered to the very basics in firearm safety, this young woman would still be alive. All the rest of the story revolves around that fact and, despite allegations made against me, politics had nothing to do with it.
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  3. All my firearms training agreed that the person holding the firearm is ultimately responsible for any discharge of the firearm, whether intentional or not. I'm pretty sure the courts would back me up on that. We don't know intent nor if others may have some shared responsibility but when the rubber meets the road the person firing the gun is the only one who is directly responsible -- except in Hollywood? Is there a crime here? I doubt there was an intent to injure and kill but who knows? In any case a woman was killed when Baldwin intentionally shot his gun at her. I don't see how hiring someone to check your firearms could actually absolve you of liability for shooting live rounds at another human. If it does work that way I'm looking to hire a professional armorer to take responsibility for what I do with my 105 mm M101A1.
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  4. Bob, have you ever noticed that nobody thinks what you write is funny when you use the emoji? You do it to me constantly. I had to look it up. It indicates "Katagelasticism" Katagelasticism is a psychological condition in which a person excessively enjoys laughing at others. Katagelasticists actively seek and establish situations in which they can laugh at others (at the expense of these people). There is a broad variety of things that katagelasticists would do—starting from harmless pranks or word plays to truly embarrassing and even harmful, mean-spirited jokes.[1][2] They would be of the opinion that laughing at others is part of the daily life and if others do not like being laughed at, they should just fight back.[1][2] For katagelasticists, it is fun laughing at others and there is almost nothing that might hinder them from doing so. For them, some people might even provoke getting laughed at and deserve being laughed at.[1][2] This condition often makes it difficult for sufferers to gain and maintain acquaintances and romantic partners.[1][2]
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  5. I agree with that statement 100% Slim. And I think that point could be successfully argued in a civil suit. It is clear that if Baldwin had been familiar with firearms safety the accident may not have happened. I just don't see him facing criminal charges. And if he does I don't see a jury of convicting him. At least not from the information the public has today. Handling a gun on a movie set is a lot different environment than an individual carrying a weapon. And there are very different, very specific safety procedures for insuring a weapon is unloaded. Procedures that clearly werent being followed. Yes, the ritual opening of the weapon and showing everyone involved it was empty was not done. But that ritual is not for the actor to initiate. That is for the AD to initiate when he picks the weapon up and puts it into play. That is how it is supposed to be done on set. And yes, it wasn't done. Just as Baldwin should have checked the gun when he got it, so should the AD. And the armorer should have insured there was no loaded weapons on that cart. And whomever brought live ammo on set was directly responsible for the death. So there were many at fault at least as much or more than Baldwin. He was the big honcho on set and obviously allowed things to slide. Either by ignorance or apathy he didn't insist on discipline on his set. And for that he certainly could face a civil suit. The person or persons who loaded that gun and allowed it to be used on set might be criminally charged I guess. It depends on New Mexico law. It also depends on the Santa Fe District Attorney. I suggest you Google her and read her bio before you make any bets on what happens.
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  6. Im sure if they had blood samples from everyone that handled that gun they could probably find all sorts of suspicious chemicals. I bet the cops asked every witness that question. I bet they didn't take anyone's blood except the victims. If someone did take the gun out plinking and/or drinking they are in big trouble. That is just unprofessional and irresponsible. The Sheriff and the DA are supposed to say a few words about it tomorrow. Maybe there will be some new info. Who knows they may even announce some charges? This is really an interesting situation. You couldn't write a better movie script.
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  7. I don't understand why live rounds were even on the set in the first place. With all the special effects the movie industry is capable of, even blanks aren't needed.
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  8. Yeah Tom, “thanks for posting that picture”! You see, now we’’re all showing it to our significant others asking permission to go looking for one for a few days instead of finishing all those honey-do’s! 😉
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  9. Thanks for posting that picture. That is very nice. Even the smallest nugget is the size of a .22 bullet or so. This is all new to me, but really odd shapes and all. I first read your comment here at work this morning, been showing your pictures to my friends all day. That would be super nice to find something valuable that's never before been touched by a human. That is just so neat. Just happened that 3 of my detecting buds stopped by today, we were all admiring your gold. That is a very nice find for one day, I agree that would be epic. Well, rest up and get back up in there, I hope you do even better on the next trip.
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  10. https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/affidavit-offers-new-details-on-baldwin-shooting-that-killed-cinematographer/article_73bc2302-334d-11ec-b2b6-6f5fe3cd1edd.html There are lots of comments but I liked these two the best. Dennis McQuillan Oct 22, 2021 6:47pm In the western sets where I worked as an extra, most of the time I carried a very realistic, but rubber, six-shooter in my holster. Whenever I was issued a real firearm, each and every time, the armorer would verify that it was unloaded before handing it to me and then required me to confirm it was unloaded. Kirk Holmes Oct 22, 2021 7:11pm the very definition of personal responsibility and accountability by both you, and the armorer.
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  11. Ok i have a question...... Slim, why do you even post stuff like this?? I love talking with you about gold and outdoor stuff, but dude, every time you post this kind of stuff, the topic ends up where it is now and poor Skip cant get any sleep! How about we just post prospecting, relics, outdoor and metal detecting stuff here, then us that dont usually respond to these types of posts dont have to worry about picking through these to try to find the Gold and Relic conversations. Bob....... I get it you and Slim cant stand each other. Actually, we all get it every time he posts something that you know if you respond to, you can get him going. Does he post stuff to get a rise out of you?? Maybe but we dont know. Do you respond to his posts just to get him going?? Maybe but we don't know that either. All im saying guys, is you aren't the only 2 folks on here! The arguments need to stop so we can all enjoy this site for what it was intended for.........GOLD AND OTHER FUN, FAMILY OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES. Hopefully i dont make you guys mad, but dang fellers!
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  12. Got out to Gold Basin recently, and did a morning hunt before the heat to try n get rid of some of the Summer gold addiction. A lot of water from the storms have exposed some nice washes, and I Ended up with a little over 16 grams of Specimen gold with ironstone..... ( Anyone have some Hydrofluoric Acid I could buy ???? ) I dont get to much of this ironstone mixed in with gold out there, mostly quartz, but hit a nice little patch of it. 2 meteorites to the right of the penny. The bees out in Gold Basin are out in full effect landing on you, wanting water, thirsty little guys. Sometimes I place a gold pan out with water, and when I come back from detecting, the whole pan is usually full of bees drinking. Stay Cool out there.....
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  13. Muratic and Hydrofluoric are NOT identical. Muratic is Hydrochloric acid and Hydrofluoric is Hydrofluoric acid. Sounds similar but they are very different. Hydrofluoric is about 1000 times more dangerous - but is more effective. You can wash your hands with muratic and if you have no open sores or cuts, you will be fine if you wash it off fairly quickly with water. Never do something like that with hydrofluoric as it is very dangerous. You can buy muratic at Home depot or Lowes or pool supply places. You can get Whink with a small mount of Hydrofluoric (2 %) at places like Walmart (check the label as there are a couple of types of Whink and only one has the hydrofluoric). The HF whink will work to clean most specimens, but takes a long time. You need to be careful with it and not get it on your skin (wear gloves). I just found a maybe 1 dwt. nugget encased in iron conglomerate in a hydraulic pit - similar sort of to what Dave found. I am soaking it in Muratic first, if that does not work (and it probably wont) I will use the HF version of Whink to clean the iron deposit off the nugget.
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