Story out of Ohio.
According to Ontario Police Chief Rod Smith, the woman was a gas station at West Fourth Street and Lexington-Springmill Road when her gun fell from its holster and discharged, shooting her in the leg.
OK first up, I wanna know what kind of gun it was.
Still this is totally preventable. First step, only carry a drop-safe gun. Most modern guns these days are drop-safe. They have hammer-blocks, firing pin blocks, transfer bars, or on some of the more traditional 1911s, a lightweight firing pin and a heavy firing pin spring. (and honestly guns like the 1911 I wonder if its even possible in the wild to discharge a “Non-drop-safe version”)
Also carry the gun how it was meant to be carried. The most egregious is to carry a M1911 in Condition 2. A half-cock notch is safer, but really a 1911 is meant to be carried cocked-and-locked, or the less-desirable condition 3 with an empty chamber.
Get a good holster! Even a hi-point can run close to $100 used, don’t buy the cheapest holster out there! Even a cheap gun is worth it. Also preferably buy a holster for THAT gun. If not buy one with some form of manual retention. You should be able to jump up and down, stand up, sit down, and run without your gun falling out of your holster.
Last Rule #5! never catch a dropped gun. The most drop-safe gun is immune from negligent discharge if you grab it by the trigger. A falling gun you’re going to grab it wherever you can in whatever orientation its in. This can be deadly, so let it bounce.
Be safe out there, and carry your gun safely!