I would like to know where I can find data that corroborates this statement. I've noticed this, and claims that the Germans were having ND/AD problems more and more--but I've never seen the source. I would like to figure out if this is true or just internet "wisdom" that has snowballed.
It's true; I've seen it from more than one source. Perhaps German TFL'er T.Stahl can source us some links to stories in the German press. Basically, it happens thusly; Johnny Law, feeling nervous, has P7 in hand, covering offender. Something startles him or raises his hackles, and he squeezes the pistol to cock it. Unfortunately, his finger has migrated to the trigger (remember, it's completely
safe to put your finger there!) and *BANG
!* Dead citizen.