Absolutely. Just loose in a purse is a recipe for disaster. As is loose pocket carry. Also, obviously, had she been open carrying would not have happened.
Man this really sucks. As gun owners we must make SAFETY a #1 priority. This story gets me right in the feels. Who pocket/purse carries with a round in the chamber and no safety or holster? So very unsafe...especially with a small child.
I have yet to see anything that says the firearm was not in a holster. Unless I missed something everyone is assuming the pistol was not in a holster. Personally I think there is a lot missing from this story why not wait to pass judgment until we have more info to go on?
Nope, not assuming. Read the link in the OP.
"The boy, who was sitting in the shopping cart, reached into his mother's purse and grabbed her gun, according to sheriff's officials."
My guess is that both her son and her purse were in the shopping cart.