Pro-Gun Poster Girl Got Shot By Her 4-Year-Old Son

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A pro-gun poster girl has been accidentally shot in the back by her four-year-old son. Oh the irony.

Just hours earlier Jamie Gilt – a pretty high profile figure for America’s pro-gun campaign – had boasted about how her child had been taking part in firearm safety training, reports the Huffington Post.

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In what could be one of the most ironic stories in recent memory, police say Gilt told them her son found her .45 semi-automatic handgun on the floor of the vehicle -which doesn’t sound like the safest place to keep a gun.

He then proceeded to shoot her through the back of the driver’s seat and Gilt was taken to hospital after flagging down a passing sheriff.

Putman County Sheriff’s office spokesman Joseph Wells said:

As the deputy slowed to check on the vehicle, he observed an adult female in the driver’s seat motioning to him as if she needed assistance.

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The deputy ran to the vehicle and quickly determined that the driver had been shot.

Gilt was transported to University of Florida Health where she is reported to be in a stable condition.

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Gilt had previously written on Facebook in response to a debate on gun ownership:

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All of our [children] know how to shoot one. Even my 4 year old gets jacked up to target shoot with the .22.

She probably wasn’t planning on him using her as a human target though, and she could now face charges of negligence for allowing her son to get hold of the weapon.

But guns aren’t dangerous are they.


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