Jamie Gilt: Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day

“A gun rights advocate in Florida was seriously wounded on Tuesday when her 4-year-old son shot her in the back from the back seat of her vehicle,” Inside Edition reports. “According to police, Jamie Gilt was discovered shot in her truck when a deputy noticed she was acting frantically. When the deputy approached Gilt, she told him she was shot by her young son.” Ms. Gilt is recovering, but the anti-gun rights jihadis are just getting started. They’re incensed because Ms. Gilt was publicly pro-gun. While I hate to give aid and comfort to the enemies of firearms freedom . . .

Ms. Gilt was clearly negligent in her firearms storage. Why in the world would she leave a loaded, unsecured .45 caliber Kimber handgun in the back of her pickup where a four-year-old could access it? While Ms. Gilt had no doubt “trained” her son in the rules of firearms safety — her Facebook page boasted of his prowess and enthusiasm for a .22 pistol — there’s no excuse for failing to maintain control of her firearm. Her irresponsibility traumatized her child, almost cost her her life and set back the gun rights movement. Don’t be that guy. Or gal.