A Florida mother who was the poster girl for the pro-gun lobby has been accidentally shot in the back by her toddler son.
Jamie Gilt, 31, was taken to the hospital after the four-year-old found her loaded pistol in the back seat of her truck as she drove through Putnam County, Florida.
The little boy then pointed the .45 semi-automatic handgun at his mother and pulled the trigger, firing a single round through the car seat and into his mother’s back.
It came just a day after she posted saying the toddler would get ‘jacked up’ before a target practice, on her Facebook page, called Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense dedicated to her purpose on Second Amendment rights.
Gilt survived the gun blast and was able to flag down a passing Sheriff’s deputy who took her to the hospital.
The sheriff found the .45 handgun on the floor of the truck and said they were satisfied the gun had definitely been fired from inside the vehicle.
Travelling to pick up a horse from a relative when the accident occurred.
A Putnam 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. Quickly determined that the driver had been shot.
The deputy notified the dispatcher of the situation and Putnam County Fire / Rescue was dispatched.
Providing first aid until the paramedics arrived. The victim was transported to University of Florida Health in Gainesville and was last reported to be in stable condition.
Gilt may now face criminal charges for negligence in allowing the child to get his hands on the gun.