Cheap “Saturday Night Specials” like the Raven/Lorcin and other cheap pot-metal guns have a reputation for poor quality and generally being unsafe, like the gun firing when the safety is flipped off (one of the many reasons that you should never fully trust a mechanical safety, the best safety is that squishy gray mass between your ears), those guns are often not drop safe
Revolvers with the firing pin on the hammer can also fire if the hammer is struck hard enough, or if a dropped gun lands on the hammer spur, most modern revolvers now use a transfer bar system or similar isolated firing pin system.
Heck, even the unfairly maligned Glock pistols have three passive safeties, drop safety, trigger safety, striker safety, the problem people unfamiliar with Glocks have, is they treat them like a pistol with a manual mechanical safety, if you treat them like a revolver (Which also has no manual mechanical safety) and keep your finger indexed outside the trigger guard (a good practice for any handgun, actually) until you’re ready to fire, the Glock is no more prone to negligent discharges than a revolver
And this is coming from an avowed revolver and 1911 guy, I’m between 1911’s right now, and I do have a Glock 17, but I don’t love it, it’s an appliance, nothing more, reliable but “soul-less”
My 17 is kept on my nightstand next to the bed, with a Glock 18 33 round mag installed, and a Weaponlight on the lower rail, I have a snap-cap (inert dummy round) chambered and the trigger has been pulled to decock the striker, the trigger is fully back, which on a Glock means the gun cannot fire unless the slide is racked to chamber a live round…
Even if I had a Night Terror event that made me grab the gun that I slipped under the pillow that night (a nightmare about hillary becoming president, perchance? ) and I reflexively clenched the grip and my index finger pulled the trigger, the gun would not and could not fire, I’d have to wake up, rack the slide and then pull the trigger …
Barring a cheap/defective/poorly maintained gun, I don’t see how the gun in the linked article would just “go off”, this was sadly, a negligent discharge