May 19, 2022

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 24, the armorer who handled the ‘loaded gun’ on Alec Baldwin’s set prior to the deadly shooting, has deactivated her social media accounts. She has deactivated her Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts following the publication of photographs of her brandishing firearms.

According to sources, she canceled her social media accounts, including one with the handle “no_son_of_a_gun,” following the horrific shooting. She also appears to have had a financial domination account on Twitter as a side profession, which she has since removed.

The move follows accusations that Reed’s prior employment on a set was halted due to her “giving a gun to a child.” According to two production sources, filming on the location of her latest film was briefly halted after she allegedly gave a gun to an 11-year-old without adequately examining it.

“She was a bit careless with the guns, waving it around every now and again,” a source told The Daily Beast.

The source, who worked with Reed on the Nicolas Cage film The Old Way, shared, “There were a couple of times she was loading the blanks and doing it in a fashion that we thought was unsafe.”

A Rust production staff described the armorer as “inexperienced and green.” There had been at least two prior incidences of firearms being discharged in an unsafe manner by other crew members before Thursday’s terrible incident. It was her responsibility to verify the guns’ safety before passing them over to Baldwin.

Reed previously stated on a podcast that she nearly passed up the job, her first as chief armorer, since she wasn’t convinced she was “ready.”

She was interviewed on the Voice of the West program last month.

She said, “It was a really bada** way to start off a really long and cool career, I’m hoping. I just finished up working on The Old Way with Nicolas Cage, his very first Western. It was also my first time being head armorer as well. You know, I was really nervous about it at first, and I almost didn’t take the job because I wasn’t sure if I was ready, but, doing it, like, it went really smoothly.”

According to a warrant from the continuing police investigation, Baldwin was handed the gun he used in the fatal shooting on the Rust film set loaded with a live cartridge. Alec Baldwin was reportedly “inconsolable for hours” following the tragic incident, and the actor “cancels other projects.”

The warrant also stated that the assistant director handed the actor the gun and informed him that it was “cold” before he discharged it, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza on Thursday.