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    Woman killed in Ruby Tuesdays after unintentional discharge of handgun in purse

    https://www.charlotteobserver.com/ne...231439203.html

    I looked at several articles, and none of them mention if she had a concealed carry license or not, or how the gun happened to discharge in the purse, at this time. The article mentions it was a S&W, does not mention what model. If I had to make a guess, it was most likely some form of semi auto and not in any form of quality non collapsing holster covering the trigger guard, probably thrown in the purse haphazardly along with other stuff. Not that you can't have the same problem with a DA revolver however, it's just more difficult. Something (her finger, an object) most likely unintentially moved the trigger.

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    If you've ever seen the items a woman has in her purse and how they dig through them while looking for something, you'd understand how an ND could happen. There's too many problems with purse carrying a loose firearm and it sounds like they all culminated in the ND.
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    One of the reasons, probably the main one, why I don't like the idea of carrying a gun in a bag. The other is the lack of control that one might have over the bag and gun as when the toddler removed the gun and shot the Mom about a year ago. I have a relative who teaches in that school system...she must be devastated as they all probably are.
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    From the article: "...9mm Smith & Wesson gun in her purse..." I'm guessing a Shield with no external safety. And I agree wholeheartedly with Czechbikr about purses or anything else where the weapon is not worn physically on the body. Set it down and not only are you disarmed but your weapon is now readily accessible by anyone else in the vicinity.

    I also find it ironic that the title the OP chose uses the phrase "unintentional discharge". Doesn't make the recently deceased sound so bone-headed as characterizing it as negligent. Doesn't change the outcome, though.
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    Purse (or pocket, bag) carry is dangerous without proper setup. This type accident (if thats what you call it) is fairly common. We recently had a young man here shoot himself and his baby while carrying a gun in a diaper bag- he died, baby survived.
    Improper carry....thats what is is.
    I have worried about this with my wife many times. Finally....I got her into a good gun store once that had a good selection of ladies purses that were designed for carry. She found one she liked...and cost was not too much more than a good holster- about $125.

    I often pocket carry- but always in a pocket holster and NOTHING else in that pocket-period.
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    No such thing as an "accident" when it comes to owning a weapon. Stupidity and negligence plain and simple. Thankfully her stupidity and negligence didn't get anyone innocent hurt or killed.

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    I didn't know the lady, so I won't say she was stupid, but negligent, yes.
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    Unintentional discharge ? words the press likes to use along with Gun Violence
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    Quote Originally Posted by brojohn View Post
    I often pocket carry- but always in a pocket holster and NOTHING else in that pocket-period.
    I also pocket carry once in a while. Nothing in the pocket the firearm is in, and it's also in a holster. I believe in good holsters for any type of carry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogchild View Post
    Unintentional discharge ? words the press likes to use along with Gun Violence
    Does have a politically correct, word manipulative tone to it doesn't it?
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