A Pro Gun Rights Activist

1621 Words Mar 29th, 2016 7 Pages
On the 8th of March 2016 Jamie Gilt, a pro-guns rights activist was shot in the back by her four year old child. She had previously developed an online presence where she claimed that guns were not only safe around children but absolutely necessary for their protection. She argued with commentators on her Facebook page ‘Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense’ that children should be taught to use guns and the day earlier posted “Even my 4 year old gets jacked up to target shoot with the .22”. She had left a loaded and cocked .45 calibre handgun, with the safety off, in the back seat of her truck within reach of her child. Whom promptly picked it up and shot his mother through the back of the seat. The only thing I could find more ‘ironic’ than this is this. Now you’re probably thinking that it is pretty bad that she was shot in the back and left a loaded gun in the back seat next to her son. You’re probably contemplating why she would even leave a gun there in the first place? Especially after pointing out her sons shooting ability not 24 hours earlier. But what if someone was killed? This changes the whole perception of this being ironic. What if her son had killed himself, her or someone out the window? She would be entirely responsible for the shooting. There has been numerous cases of similar accidental shootings in the States where children have shot themselves, others or their parents with lasting consequences. Toddlers are involved in more shootings than terrorists because of…

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