Facebook gun rights activist shot and wounded by 4-year-old son who "gets jacked up" to target shoot

Jamie Gilt, 31, of Jacksonville, is expected to survive after being shot in abdomen

By Brendan Gauthier

Published March 9, 2016 7:25PM (EST)

Jamie Gilt   (Twitter/jamie gilt)
Jamie Gilt (Twitter/jamie gilt)

An outspoken gun activist is expected to survive after being shot through the abdomen by her 4-year-old son while driving on a Florida highway Tuesday afternoon.

Jamie Gilt, 31, of Jacksonville, Florida, was spotted by police "behaving frantically" in a pulled over four-door pickup truck, according to media reports. When an officer asked her what happened, Gilt said her son had accidentally shot her through the torso from the backseat.

Investigators say there was a booster seat in the back of the truck, but according to Capt. Joseph Wells of the Putnam County Sheriff's Office, "The boy was not strapped in when the deputy got to them," reported The Florida-Times Union.

A .45 caliber handgun was found on the floor in the backseat.

The Department of Children and Families has been notified, according to The Florida-Times Union, though the shooting is being viewed as accidental. Additionally, Gilt could face charges "depending on how the boy obtained the weapon."

Gilt, who's a Ted Cruz supporter, is the apparent proprietor of "Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense," a Facebook page devoted to Second Amendment activism, which is, of course, being trolled following the incident.

And on Monday night, Gilt proudly said in a comment thread on her personal Facebook page, "(A)ll of (our kids) know how to shoot too. Even my 4 year old gets jacked up to target shoot with the .22."

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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