This pistol-packing mama doesn't need a holster - she has a baby carriage.
A jealous Queens mom, furious that her former flame had a new lover, whipped a handgun from her child's stroller and fired wildly at the father inside the dad's Jersey City apartment.
Vanessa Marty's marksmanship was terrible - but her maternal instincts were worse.
Marty was seemingly oblivious to the fact one of her two young children was only a few feet away - and well within ricochet-range - when she squeezed off an errant shot from her 9-mm. pistol.
"He dives for cover," said Jersey City Police Lt. Edgar Martinez.
Marty's murderous rage ended in embarrassment - and a slew of criminal charges - when the gun jammed because she used the wrong type of ammo, Martinez said.
Marty, 23, of Richmond Hill, launched her crazed bid to whack her old squeeze Monday morning when she took her kids - a girl, 3, and a boy, 4 - to the father's home for a scheduled visit. He has joint custody.
Once inside the Jersey City pad, the father, who cops refused to name, got a call from a woman whom Marty suspected was his new love interest.
"He's on the phone. He puts the phone down," Martinez said. "She picks up the phone and starts asking who the woman on the line is. She starts cursing at her."
He took the phone back and went into a nearby room in the small apartment, closing the door behind him. "She starts kicking the door, and breaks the door," Martinez said.
Marty then dashed over to grab her gun, and the man found himself in a life-or-death struggle - with one of the kids just feet away.
The one-time lovers were struggling for control of the weapon when Marty squeezed off the errant shot in a hallway.
After the piece jammed, Marty "nonchalantly" walked out of the apartment - minus the kids, Martinez said. Cops collared her a short distance away. She had the gun in her waistband.
The children were not hurt and were left in the father's custody. Marty was charged with a series of crimes, including possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.
A neighbor told The Jersey Journal that after Marty left, the father poked his head out of a window and barked: "This [expletive] is crazy!"