There are way to many unanswered questions in this article to even begin saying who is more at fault. Questions like, What type of holster and did it block access to the trigger, were either of them drunk, did she tug his waist, or upper sides (due to which type of holster). There are other questions I know I am missing here. Either way, we need a lot more info to help us come to a conclusion before everyone gets into a debate.
lol @ DocM's sig promoting the use of killer weapons. Disgusting.
Driving a car is operating a killer weapon. Lets just stop everything that can kill someone. --- Continued after next quote.
Then again, when you have a nation obsessed with firearms and their supply is so widespread these things will inevitably happen.
I have to disagree with you some here. It is the owners responsibility to know his weapon. Yes, there are defects or design flaws found that hopefully the manufacture corrects. As well as markets their flaw or defects so that the owners can easily hear about this. As said before, we do not know the entire story, and this could be an incident where yes that design flaw caused this, maybe he did or did not know about this flaw. I agree it should not have happened, but its called an accident for a reason, and accidents happen everyday. We could find out that the girl who grabbed him did in fact somehow pull the trigger and caused this herself. Until we have more info we do not know.
I am friends with several cops, who always carry off-duty. They are prepared to be on-duty at any given time if needed. I support cops being prepared to do their job.
Going to stop here, I can already tell this thread is easily going to turn into a "This is why we need to ban guns" and "Its our right to carry". I personally have my conceal license and support guns, at least in the sense of good people having them.