May 6, 2016 8:48 pm -


She won’t be prosecuted, but has to take a weapons training course.

Jamie Gilt was charged with unsafe storage of a firearm after her son retrieved her loaded .45-caliber handgun from underneath the front seat of her pickup truck March 8 and then accidentally shot her in the back.

“Investigators discovered the child removed himself from the seat, presumably to grab a toy from the floorboard, saw the gun, picked it up and accidentally fired,” said Capt. Gator DeLoach, of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators said the boy somehow removed the restraints of his car seat and got hold of the weapon and then wounded his mother — who had bragged just hours earlier on Facebook that he “gets jacked up to target shoot the .22.”

The 31-year-old Gilt also maintained a Facebook page called “Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense,” although she deleted her social media accounts after her shooting attracted international attention.




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