One of the incidents was a removed magazine with one in the chamber. Is there any reason that they can not produce a weapon that will not fire without the magazine in place? I see that scenario far to much. It happened here in Utah this past summer where a brother shot his other brother dead.
Just a thought.
Two incidents that you can think of is "far to (sic) much?"
No mechanical safety feature will ever replace training and experience in proper firearms handling. The most basic safety training for semi-automatic arms is to know how to clear the action and know for certain that no round is chambered. More basic than that, for all arms, is to never point it at anything you don't intend to destroy much less point it and pull the trigger.
There are plenty of autoloaders that have magazine safeties that do just what you say. I don’t care for the feature but it’s sposta be good for LEOs in the event of their weapon being taken from them they are supposed to be able to pop the mag out and disable the gun. The logic escapes me. As for the dead brother...too bad his brother is a moron.
Some of us don’t want such a beast.
If you’re fighting for your life, and there’s a round in the chamber with no magazine inserted, he11 yeah you want that thing to fire!
You might be reloading, knowing a round is chambered. Your attacker won’t wait for you to reload.
You might not have inserted a mag properly. Happens under pressure.
The connector switch can fail. You can guess when that might be.
Gun shows are frequent. Shootings therein are extremely rare. I mean seriously extremely rare. That three happened on one day points to the most common (yes I’m serious) cause of gun show negligent discharges: sabotage. Given the high profile of Saturday’s festivities, and the growing sentiments of Leftists expressing intent to protect innocents by killing innocents, I’d not be surprised the problem wasn’t guns firing without magazines, but rounds being maliciously chambered in a location where they never are.