4-year-old finds loaded firearm, accidentally shoots gun activist mom in the back

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PALATKA, Fla. — A north Florida woman told deputies her 4-year-old son shot her in the back while he was sitting in the back seat of her pickup truck.

A Putnam County Sheriff's Office news release says a deputy saw 31-year-old Jamie Gilt of Jacksonville behaving frantically inside the truck Tuesday afternoon and quickly realized she'd been shot.

The release says the woman told deputies her son accidentally shot her. He wasn't harmed and was reunited with family members. The Department of Children and Families will investigate.

Deputies say a .45-caliber handgun was on the truck's floor.

Gilt was taken to a Gainesville hospital, where she was in stable condition later Tuesday.

The truck, which was hauling a horse trailer, was partially parked in the road when the deputy stopped.

Authorities are investigating how the shooting happened and if any charges will be filed.

Gilt reportedly operates a Facebook page called 'Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense.' There are several pro-gun related posts on the page. She does mention her son in some of the posts.