A bizarre moment occurred when several Skype users started flooding prosecutor Richard Mantei's account with calls. "There's a really good chance we're being toyed with," defense attorney Mark O'Mara said. Pleasants was able to resume his testimony via speakerphone, and the proceedings continued.
A firearms expert with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Amy Siewert, examined Zimmerman's gun and said he had one bullet ready to fire in the chamber as well as a fully loaded magazine when he fatally shot Martin.
"They're not much use if they're not ready to fire, are they?" asked O'Mara.
"No," said Siewert.
The defense got her to agree that many law enforcement agents carry fully loaded weapons that are ready to fire. Siewert also showed jurors how the gun wouldn't fire accidentally; the trigger has to be pulled. But Siewert wouldn't go so far as to call the loaded gun "safe," saying it's a matter of personal preference.