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Gun-Rights Advocate Who Posed With Small Child and Gun Was Shot by Her 4-Year-Old on Tuesday


Jamie Gilt is a woman who lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and operated a Facebook page called Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense on which she posted liberal-baiting pro-gun memes. (The page is no longer available to the public.) At the top of this post, you can see a photo of Gilt from her Facebook gun page; on her personal Facebook page, there is a picture of Gilt wearing the same shirt, with a child on her lap, holding what appears to be the same gun.


Yesterday, a woman named Jamie Gilt—and there’s only one Jamie Gilt listed in public records as a resident of Florida—was hospitalized after telling police that her 4-year-old son had shot her in the back while she was driving. From a Jacksonville NBC affiliate:

Jamie Gilt, 31, of Jacksonville, was found shot in the driver’s seat of a truck near where State Road 20 and Rowland Avenue meet about 3 p.m. by a deputy stopping to check on the vehicle, which was partially in the roadway, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Gilt motioned for help and told investigators her son had accidentally shot her.

Gilt is in stable condition.

Update, March 9, 5 p.m.:  This post was updated after Gilt’s Facebook page became unavailable.