4-year-old shoots gun advocate mom in the back

Posted at 4:33 PM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 19:58:46-05

A Florida gun activist is recovering after being shot in the back by her 4-year-old son. 

Jamie Gilt of Jacksonville, Florida, was reportedly driving Tuesday afternoon when the child picked up a gun in the back seat and fired a shot. The bullet struck the woman in the back and exited her torso. 

After the incident, several media outlets pointed out Gilt's public pro-gun stance. 

A since-removed community Facebook page titled "Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense" is described as "a page to connect people that share a common goal. ... to protect and expand our 2nd Ammendment [sic] rights."

Earlier this week, Gilt posted "Even my 4 year old gets jacked up to target shoot with the .22," according to the Daily Mail. Another post read "My right to protect my child with my gun trumps your fear of my gun."

Putnam County Sheriff's deputies are still looking into how the child got hold of the gun, and charges could be pending. 

"How was the firearm secured? Where was it carried in the vehicle? And exactly how did the young boy come in possession of the firearm?" Capt. Joseph Wells said to WJXT

Gilt was taken to the hospital after the incident and was listed in stable condition. 

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