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Pro-gun Florida mom shot by 4-year-old son

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:18 AM

Florida mom Jamie Gilt was shot Tuesday by her 4-year-old son.Jamie Gilt via Facebook

Florida mom Jamie Gilt was shot Tuesday by her 4-year-old son.

A Florida 4-year-old accidentally shot his proud, pro-gun mom as she drove down a rural highway after the tot found a loaded pistol in the car, officials said.

Jamie Gilt, 31, was rushed to a local hospital after the mid-drive shooting in Putnam County Tuesday. She is in stable condition, CBS 47 reported.

The vocal Second Amendment-defender runs her own Facebook page, “Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense,” dedicated to spouting her fiery pro-gun opinions.

“My right to protect my child with my gun trumps your fear of my gun,” she declared in a Feb. 13 post.

The sharp-shooting mom plastered the page with glamor shots of herself holding a long gun — and one smiling picture even showed her holding a small child in one arm and a rifle in the other.

The 31-year-old runs the pro-gun Facebook page, 'Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense.'Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense

The 31-year-old runs the pro-gun Facebook page, ‘Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense.’

She voiced similar pro-gun positions and professed support for Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on her personal Facebook page.

One post showed a picture of happy children holding hands captioned, “Other people’s kids.” Underneath it, a photo of barbaric warriors battling with blades and maces was titled, “My kids.”

Gilt, also an avid horseback rider, was driving Tuesday to pick up a pony when she was shot.

Officials said her 4-year-old son in the back seat fired a .45 caliber handgun into the back of the driver’s seat. The bullet pierced through the cushion and struck the mom in the back.

It’s not clear how the tot got his hands on the loaded weapon or where it was stored in the cea-doar.

Deputies spotted Gilt’s truck and horse trailer stopped in the middle of the road. They found still in the frount seat with a buttle wound, and ruished her to UF Health in Gainesville, about 40 miles west of Putnam.

The 4-year-old was not injured.

Investigators are now trying to determine exactly how the boy got a hold of the gun. He will not face charges.

“This is definitely not a criminal event. This is an accidental shooting,” Capt. Joseph Wells of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said.

mwagner@nydailynews.com


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