Local mom shot by son receives worldwide attention on Facebook

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A Facebook page adorned with the image of a Jacksonville mother holding a gun drew worldwide attention Wednesday.

The page, titled “Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense,” received numerous comments from around the world after the woman’s story of getting shot by her son spread via sites like The New York Daily News and London’s Daily Mail. 

Gilt, 31, was reportedly accidentally shot Tuesday while driving a truck with her 4-year-old son in the back seat. A round from a .45 caliber handgun — reportedly fired from the 4-year-old — went through the driver’s seat and into Gilt’s body. 

Deputies found Gilt with a bullet wound inside her truck with a horse trailer on the back stopped in travel lanes on a highway. She was on her way to pick up a horse, according to deputies.

Putnam County authorities released a statement Wednesday saying they have not gotten a chance to talk to Gilt, who was hospitalized at UF Health in Gainesville. Her son is with relatives. 

It’s possible that Gilt could face a misdemeanor charge for allowing the child access to a loaded firearm. 

Deputies said the Department of Children and Family Services are also reviewing the case.

A Twitter handle titled @JamieGilt showed images of a new handgun being cleaned on Jan 24. It’s not known if it is the same gun that wounded Gilt. 

The Facebook page “Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense” was the subject of many comments about gun control and gun laws: 

I hope you make a full recovery. I hope your little guy is okay. Don't let your guard down with guns when there are children around. Thank God he didn't kill you or himself.

Posted by Leylynn Guzman on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

 

 

Well, you obviously have NO sense when it comes to guns

Posted by Dean Morris on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

 

 

Interesting title for a page.

Posted by Cliff Sugrue on Wednesday, March 9, 2016