Pro-gun mom shot in back by 4-year-old son: police

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The woman ran a Facebook page titled "Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense" and depicting her holding a rifle.
By Chad Young | Mar 14, 2016
A Florida mom who campaigns for gun rights was shot in the back by her 4-year-old son while seated in the back of her pickup truck.

Jamie Gilt, a 31-year-old resident of Jacksonville and the owner of a Facebook page titled "Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense" depicting her holding a rifle, was in stable condition after being taken to a local hospital, according to a CBS report.

The child was unharmed and was handed over to family members.

Police found a .45-caliber handgun on the floor of the truck.

Gilt's Facebook page says that the purpose of the page is "to connect people that share a common goal. That goal is to protect and expand our 2nd Ammendment [sic] rights."

Police are investigating the incident. It is a crime in Florida to store or leave a loaded gun where a child can access it.

A deputy found the truck with a horse trailer attached partially parked in the road.

Clicking on a link to her Facebook page results in the following message:

"Sorry, this content isn't available right now"

"The link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in."

It is unclear whether her page has always been private or was made private after the incident.

Studies have shown that owning a gun results in a higher rate of accidental death by gun, and for every time a gun is used for self-defense in the home, there are four accidents involving guns in or around the home.


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