I've just read the Sheriffs findings regarding the Borders 'keeper killed when his rifle discharged as he placed it in a vehicle, despite the safety catch being applied.
'In his written findings, Sheriff Drummond said Mr Donaldson's bolt action rifle
was prone to accidental discharge when dropped butt-first with the safety catch
Arguments as to how & why it happened could go back & forth all day, but this sad case highlights the importance of both safe practise and maintenance of your gear, and also shows how quickly even the faintest amount of complacency can lead to tragedy
Stay safe, folks