That is a good point and perhaps explains how this has occurred.
When I am handling or cleaning a gun, I check it 3-4 times almost compusivley to make sure there is no round in the chamber or magazine in the gun.
When I hand a weapon to someone else, if there is any way to lock the breech open, I do that and in the case of a revolver I will pass it with the cylinder open and exposed.
To me every gun is loaded even when it is not loaded and I can see that it is not loaded.
I Know, basic stuff, but it is what it is.
The jackwagon that touched off a round did not look in the chamber AND pulled the trigger...accidentally, or knew exactly what he was doing.
Same here. My father drilled those things into my head by the time I was 10. He was never cruel about it but he was dead serious and nearly five decades later they are things I never let slide.
Safety rule #1: It’s loaded until you personally verify that it is not loaded. Then you STILL never point it at anyone. That is, unless you are pointing it at someone who is a threat that you need to stop.
Safety rule #2: See Safety rule #1.
We apparently read or were taught the same rule book...
I do the exact same thing. It is impossible to be too careful.