This is quite simply the result of very poor weapons training, which sadly has become acceptable at almost every law enforcement training academy due to the ridiculous budget constraints they are forced to operate under. No city/county/state seems to want to spend the time or money to train these people anymore or they are so dumb they can't see why it's necessary. It's probably cheaper to just retain some lawyers for the "accidents" that take place. I am NOT cop bashing here. I am administration bashing. Why did the child find the loaded gun under the seat? Because someone who was supposedly "trained" and "responsible" left it there.