I say Glocks with a round in the chamber are dangerous. There is no external hammer or safety AND its half cocked by design. You pull the trigger it goes off.
Only as dangerous as the persons safety with a firearm. My Sig 226 has no safety. It has a de-cocker and is DA & SA. After first shot though the trigger pull is far less. If he had it in a holster it wouldn’t have went off.
I won’t say who, but I know a guy...who keeps a Glock at home near his nightstand. He won’t cock it because, in the off chance a kid came into the house (which they don’t...but its possible) he doesn’t want that kid to find the gun and shoot somebody. I figure if I heard, er, I mean my friend heard.... someone break-in to my (er his) house...he’d have time to cock the thing anyway.
I can see thought, in a PROPERLY HOLSTERED GUN, WITH PROPER TRAINING, on your person....a chambered round is preferable.
Apparently this guy didn’t have his gun holstered...
Just like any double action revolver.
Most people want a firearm that works that way.
It does have an external safety, in the sense that there is a separate external lever that must be depressed to permit the striker to move.
That lever is located in the middle of the trigger.
1. All guns are always loaded.
2. Don’t point your gun at anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your booger hook off the bang switch until your sights are lined up.
4. Know your target and what lies behind it.