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IN People ON 11 Mar, 2016
The possession of guns has been a topic of intense debate in the states. And recently, there has been another incident that highly discourages the possession of guns. The title must have hinted you what incident we're talking about, which is detailed below. Check it out.
A pro-gun mom was accidentally shot by her 4-year-old son, just a day after the second amendment.
Her son found the gun in their car as they cruised down a Putnam County road, and shot her as she was driving. The 31-year-old survived the attack and is in a stable condition now.
Recently during a fierce online debate on guns, Gilt had written about the need for guns for self-defense. She talked about her rights of using her gun on anyone who threatens her or her family. She has a Facebook page, "Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense," dedicated to spouting her passionate pro-gun opinions.
"Even my 4-year-old gets jacked up to target shoot with the .22," she's written in a comment. Gilt is also a passionate horseback rider and was driving to pick up a pony when she was shot on Tuesday.
Investigations revealed that Jamie's son, who was seated in the backseat, fired a .45 caliber handgun into the back of the driver's seat. The bullet pierced through the cushion and struck the mom in the back. It is, however, not clear as to how the child got his hands on the weapon, or where it was kept in the car.
The child is now in the care of other family members.
No criminal charges will be pressed against the child as it was clearly an accident.
"Florida Statute makes it a misdemeanor for a person to store or leave, on a premise under his or her control, a loaded firearm in such a manner that it is likely a child can gain access to the firearm," officials said in the statement. However, no charges will be pressed against Jamie before they have a chance to talk to her.