FLORIDA – Pro- gun activist shot by four-year-old son

MIAMI –– A Florida woman known for a strong pro-gun stance was shot, accidentally, by her four-year-old son, authorities said.

Jamie Gilt, 31, was taken to a hospital after the Tuesday shooting, and is believed to be in stable condition.

Jamie Gilt posing with a gun and small child.
Jamie Gilt posing with a gun and small child.

A Putnam County sheriff’s deputy was on patrol when he noticed
a truck stopped partially in the travel lanes and a woman in the driver’s seat motioning for help. The only other occupant in the vehicle was the boy, who was not harmed.

“She was sitting in the driver seat and he was in the back seat, behind her. He shot straight through. The bullet entered her lower back and exited through her abdominal area. It went through her and we recovered the round inside the vehicle. It was a .45 calibre [handgun],” Captain Joseph Wells said.

Authorities said the firearm was legally owned by Gilt, who maintained a Facebook page entitled Jamie Gilt For Gun Sense, where she regularly posted pro-gun positions. On her personal Facebook page, Gilt once bragged about her son: “Even my 4 year old gets jacked up to target shoot with the .22.”

Both pages appeared to have been taken down yesterday afternoon.

Detectives have not yet been able to interview Gilt because of her medical condition.

Florida law makes it a misdemeanour for a person to store or leave a loaded firearm in such a way that a child could gain access to it.

Authorities said they would not make a decision on charges until they could speak with the woman.

Source: (CNN)

9 Responses to FLORIDA – Pro- gun activist shot by four-year-old son

  1. Geoffrey David Bynoe
    Geoffrey David Bynoe March 10, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Once she is not dead she will still be on the side of right and Pro Gun. Get well soon.

  2. Jade Kimone
    Jade Kimone March 10, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Most crime which involve guns are carried out by people with illegal guns & very rarely by people with licensed guns. Yes accidents do happen eveery once in a while but that is life. Accidents also happen whn u drive a car

  3. Santini More
    Santini More March 11, 2016 at 12:19 am

    She must be so proud of her son. He is certainly a ‘chip off the old block’.

  4. Andre Worrell
    Andre Worrell March 11, 2016 at 12:49 am

    and she has a page which promotes gun sense. hmmmm

  5. Angela Maria
    Angela Maria March 11, 2016 at 1:24 am


  6. Arthur Marshall
    Arthur Marshall March 11, 2016 at 2:59 am

    this has nothing to do with guns but alot to do with individual irresponsibility

  7. Tim Barr
    Tim Barr March 11, 2016 at 3:10 am

    Are u sure this has nothing to do with guns Arthur lol

  8. Meghan March 11, 2016 at 6:55 am

    ahhhhhh bravo lady. You got what you wanted.

  9. Malcolm Dale March 11, 2016 at 9:13 am

    It’s called poetic justice and I love it. Maybe she might change her mind about guns now but sadly I doubt it. Once a gun nut, always a gun nut.


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