A Negligent Discharge is often a result of a lack of education. Education about responsible carry of a defensive firearm means a lot more than just learning how to shoot or learning what the laws are in your area.
Over time, the approach that I (and now many others) advocate has started to catch on. Safety is not simply a set of rules that you recite and then ignore when you need to or when it is convenient or when “everyone knows” they don’t apply. Safety with firearms is a Concept. That concept is best summed up as Balancing Risk and Benefit. Safety requires critical thinking and gun handling specifics need to be adapted to accommodate activity, location and context.
Last week, the dam started to leak around a Drop Fire issue with the Sig P320. It is always easy to dismiss the first indications of a problem like this to Operator Error or Internet Rumor… but, that is no longer possible with this one. Sig P320’s have a design flaw… but, I honestly think it was pretty obvious when the gun was first released: It should have a Trigger Block Safety.