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If laying loose in her purse something could have gotten wedged inside the trigger guard and caused the accident. I am afraid of what might be in a woman's purse.
 

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Carrying with the chamber empty, kind of negates have a good defense weapon.


I chose the Ruger LC9s with the slide/trigger lock.



easy to unlock it if needed, I will never be a quick draw mc'Draw anyway
 

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Wonder if she grabbed it to move it, was pulling to show, or carried it cocked? Guns don't just go boom.

I too have a LC9 for pocket carry when I don't want to holster one, but I check it to be sure of safety's position when I pocket it. My other carry ones have no safety. Just the stiffer DA pull. I never have an empty chamber by choice.

Best safety is "keep finger off the trigger".
 

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That's terrible. It is entirely possible for something to end up inside a holster and cause an accidental discharge. When I carry deep cover, I carry nothing else in the same pocket as my weapon with pocket holster.
 

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Very sad.

I saw a video of a veteran police officer re-holstering his sidearm carelessly. One of those "beads on an elastic string" at the waistband of his jacket got inside the trigger guard and he shot himself down the leg.

There are no gun accidents, only negligence - the firearm should never be pointed at something you are unwilling to destroy.
 

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There are no gun accidents, only negligence - the firearm should never be pointed at something you are unwilling to destroy.
I'm going to have to say otherwise. I had an accidental discharge once. Out in the desert, I had a gun with a decocker, pointed in a safe direction, depressed the decocker and the gun went off. My finger wasn't anywhere near the trigger. Decocker firing pin block did not rotate up far enough into place to keep the hammer from smacking the firing pin. I needed new underwear after that one.
 

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You had an "accidental discharge" which is rare but not unheard of, rather than a "negligent discharge" which implies someone was harmed or killed due to the operator's negligence and by having it pointed where it shouldn't be. Calling it a "gun accident" tries to deflect blame to the object, similar to conflating "gun" and "violence" as "gun violence".

https://www.nrafamily.org/articles/2019/3/13/how-to-avoid-negligent-discharges/
https://www.learnaboutguns.com/2008/05/14/there-is-no-such-thing-as-an-accidental-shooting/
https://www.injury-law-center.com/blog/2013/january/negligent-discharge-firearm-related-injuries-a-d/
 
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