Anyone ever notice when incidents like this occur, or in criminal shootings, Glocks are the only guns mentioned by name?
The gun grabbers really have a hard-on when it comes to the lack of a manual safety, among other things.
It's not the lack of a manual safety in this case, it's just the nature of striker-fired guns in general. Since there is no hammer you can lower or decocker you can use, the only way to decock the pistol is by pulling the trigger. Perfectly safe as long as you always make sure the chamber is empty. Glocks are certainly exceptionally safe when used within the parameters of their design, but they are by nature not terribly "idiot friendly".