During the Zimmerman trial a witness postulates that it is not normal practice for a citien to keep a round chambered? Huh what?
“Osterman agreed with De La Rionda when he said it’s normal for a police officer to keep a bullet in the chamber of their gun, but it is not normal practice for a citizen to keep a bullet in the chamber.”
I think almost every civilian carrier I know keeps one chambered when carrying. While few may keep one chambered when the firearm is at rest. Most all concealed carriers keep their firearms at ready or at ready + safety on.
Why? Because racking a slide to chamber a round, is for the most part, a two handed operation. And you never know if you’re going to be able to get two hands on your firearm. Had Mr. Zimmerman been carrying his firearm without a round chambered, it is doubtful he would have been able to free both hands, rack the slide, and defend himself.