Alec Baldwin’s younger brother has come to the defense of Baldwin, claiming that he was a target after the fatal shooting on the film “Rust” set because of his strong political beliefs.

Daniel Baldwin, an actor who presently stars in “Hawaii Five-0,” discussed the tragedy on the Domenick Nati Show.

“You know Alec’s got the name though doesn’t he, so let’s go ahead and take Alec for his political views and the many, many wonderful things he’s done for different charities and people and his wife and let’s see if we can’t sensationalize this and go after Alec,” said Daniel.

“This is what he faces because he’s opinionated and he’s strong-headed and he has really staunch views on certain things and those people who don’t like him will take advantage of him and persecute his wife. He’s a target.”

Even though Alec pulled the trigger, the Helen Alone star insists that he bears “no blame at all.”

Speaking on The Domenick Nati Show, he said:

“Well you know, when you hear that anything like this happens at someone’s ‘hand’ you immediately assume, but you have to remember something, the number of protocols on a film when a weapon is being used are pretty vast. When it’s done properly, it’s set up so this can never happen so it’s really really apparent that Alec has no blame at all.”

The 61-year-old actor further revealed that the incident had left his brother “crushed.”

“Alec is crushed by this. He loved this woman, he loves what he does feels terrible that this horrendous accident has happened but he has no responsibly at all. This is why they set it up with these pros that handle this stuff so this never happens,” he said.

Also, Daniel said that his brother’s production team had made “mind-boggling” mistakes, claiming that they had broken “every rule” for gun safety on-site, reported NY Post.

“I can only imagine what he’s going through. He’s a dad, he’s a good man, he’s a good human being, he’s my friend—he’s my brother and I love him,” Daniel said.

Last Monday, a lawyer representing 24-year-old armorer Gutierrez Reed alleged that she was “framed” in the ongoing inquiry into the deadly gunshot.

“We are convinced that this was sabotage and Hannah is being framed,” attorney Jason Bowles said. “We believe that the scene was tampered with as well before the police arrived. The truth-finding process demands that the District Attorney and FBI run down all of the evidence, including the nature of those live rounds.”

In the meantime, Hutchins’ family has retained legal counsel.

“Respecting Mr. Hutchins’s request for privacy as the family grieves the loss of Halyna Hutchins, the firm will not be making any statements at this time,” the message from Los Angeles-based personal injury law firm Panish, Shea Boyle, Ravipudi LLP said.

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