There is a reason that one of the most important rules of firearm safety is to keep your gun pointed in a safe direction at all times. This is true whether the gun is unloaded, your finger is off the trigger, or if the safety is on. Sometimes, it’s especially true if you think your safety is activated. A viral video uploaded to YouTube last Friday quickly garnered more than 600,000 views, along with raising a fair bit of concern for shotgun owners. In it, a gun owner demonstrated a rare and extremely hazardous malfunction for the Winchester SXP shotgun. According to the video uploader, when loaded the SXP has the ability to fire simply by closing the action.
You can watch the video at the link below: