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Gun Activist Shot By Her 4-Year-Old To Face Charges

Seems she left a loaded handgun under her front seat.
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Seems the young mother who maintains a Facebook page on "Gun Sense" has none.

(CNN) Jamie Gilt, the Florida pro-gun activist who was accidentally shot and wounded by her 4-year-old son, is expected to face a misdemeanor charge of allowing a minor access to a firearm, authorities said Tuesday.

Gilt, 31, was hospitalized earlier this month after the toddler accidentally shot her from the back seat of a car while she was sitting in the driver's seat, officials said.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday filed an affidavit with local prosecutors asking that Gilt be charged with the second-degree misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up to 180 days in jail, Capt. Gator DeLoach told reporters.
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Authorities said the firearm was legally owned by Gilt, who maintained a Facebook page entitled "Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense," where she regularly posted pro-gun positions.
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The sheriff's office said Tuesday that Gilt had apparently placed the unholstered gun under the front seat and that the gun slid out before the toddler picked it up and accidentally fired it. The boy, who unbuckled his bolster seat, was likely reaching for a toy when he found the gun.


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