As predicted the Jamie Gilt story progresses as expected – her mother defiantly stating that they won’t be giving up their guns.

Ms Bramble said her grandson was unaffected by the shooting.
“He is sitting opposite me eating pancakes and has no idea what he did. It was an accident, that is all it was.”

It’s not really surprising he has no idea what he did. He’s four and understands guns as “toys” (in his mother’s words). But having shot his mother in the back – the bullet going through her stomach – he will have an idea of what he did, later in life. Modern medicine is amazing and we’re all glad nobody died. But I wonder how the son will feel as he grows up, especially if his mother experiences medical problems or even a shortened lifespan due to being shot. I’d feel terrible.

She will keep her guns and I’m happy that she will.