As reported by Liberal America two years ago, reprinted with permission. Update at the end of this excerpt.
On her personal Facebook page, Gilt once bragged about her son: “Even my 4 year old gets jacked up to target shoot with the .22.”
She had been training her four-year-old in shooting. Yes, you read that right, FOUR YEARS OLD!
She had the gun LOADED and READY TO SHOOT in her purse! It was under her seat while she was driving and it slid out across the floor board. Her four-year-old son picked it up and shot her in the back with it. A sheriff patrol car was nearby when the incident happened, and he helped get Jamie to the hospital. Child welfare services are now investigating the incident.
In case that doesn’t make you ill enough, she is only being charged with a misdemeanor negligence charge. She is facing 180 days in jail. Her toddler got a hold of a gun. He could’ve easily killed her or himself; there needs to be more of a penalty for something this serious.
This incident brings up another question. How young is too young to learn to shoot a gun? There is a consensus that we don’t want children using guns unsupervised. But, how young can they start taking proper gun lessons.
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a very blunt statement. The only surefire way to keep children from using guns is to not have them in the home with children. This should be common sense, but I guess it’s not.
The makers of Crickett Guns, Keystone Sporting Arms, did not get this message. They have a line of guns made for kids. Their site promotes children having guns, saying that they are safe for the whole family. How stupid do they think we are?! This idiocy has GOT to STOP!
The child was not harmed in this incident, and the woman lived. via Jacksonville.com.
“She was shot through the seat and the round went through her back,” Capt. Joseph Wells said.
“There was a booster seat in the back of the vehicle, but however the boy was not strapped in when the deputy got to them,” Wells said.
Her personal Facebook account has been deleted (we assume by her), but some of the memes she shared on the page are below, and her Facebook page, Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense, (hahaha) is still up, though it’s not been updated since 2016.
And wouldn’t you know it? We found her other Facebook account and her Instagram. A narcissist can’t stay offline for long. They need that constant validation. There are no public posts about guns on her accounts (that I found in my two seconds of scrolling), but there is a Ted Cruz election meme, and lots of vanity pics with her and her horses.
All images were found publicly on Facebook, constituting fair use.