Cannot destroy an Actor that was spawned by another Actor C++

I am struggling to Destroy() weapons attached to an AI Character once the AI Character has been killed. The AI Character can be destroyed, but the weapons spawned by that character persist in the world. I have an Actor Gun Class, and then create different blueprint variations of guns, which the AI Character spawns.

The setup code to spawn the guns works well:

    void APlayerCharacterBase::BeginPlay()
    	for (TSubclassOf<AGunBase> GunClass : GunClasses)
    	for (int32 i = 0; i < Guns.Num(); i++)
    		Guns[i]->FindComponentByClass<UStaticMeshComponent>()->SetVisibility(false, true);
    		Guns[i]->AttachToComponent(GetMesh(), FAttachmentTransformRules::KeepRelativeTransform, TEXT("WeaponSocketTPV")); 

and then later to destroy the AI Character:

    void APlayerCharacterBase::HandleDestruction()
    	Guns[0]->Destroy(); //trying to implicitly destroy the 1st gun and it doesn't work. Returns false
    	DetachFromControllerPendingDestroy(); // This works
    	Destroy(); // This works in destroying the AI Character

I’ve searched the forums and struggled to find an answer.

Finally resolved this issue: After dissecting the GunBase class to almost nothing, I noticed my overridden BeginPlay method did not call its’ parent BeginPlay method. I.e. I forgot to Super::BeginPlay(). This prevented the actor from being destroyed. Hope this helps somebody.