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Two things pop into my decrepit old brain. 1. This whole thing is just plain weird & 2. I will never understand Cop Culture! Grumpy

Police help terminally ill girl, 16, check off a bucket list item… by letting her fire a TASER at an officer

  • A terminally ill teen has fulfilled her dying wish of firing a Taser at a police officer
  • Alyssa Elkins, 16, has leukemia and has been given one to six months to live
  • Officers at Newark Police Department agreed to let the girl fire at one of them
  • Alyssa drew up a bucket list of things to do including petting a miniature pig 

    A terminally ill teen has fulfilled her dying wish of firing a Taser at a willing person weeks after she drew up a bucket list of things she would like to do before she passes away.

    Alyssa Elkins, 16, is suffering from leukemia and decided not to go through with a second round of treatment to spend more time with her family.

    And the young woman from Morgan County in Ohio decided that firing a taser at a police officer volunteer was one of the things she most wanted to do after doctors gave her between one to six months to live earlier this month.

The 16-year-old prepares to fire at  Sgt. Doug Bline who is flanked by two assisting officers

The 16-year-old prepares to fire at  Sgt. Doug Bline who is flanked by two assisting officers

Newark Police Department, New York agreed to partake in the unique event after her family and friends contacted the force for filmed event.

The first to volunteer out of six, Sgt. Doug Bline, was selected to receive the tasering and after some training, Alyssa, who donned a fitted Newark Police uniform shirt with her name on it, took aim and fired.

Around 50 people were in the room to witness the girl, from a farm in the village of McConnelsville, shoot at the policeman who winced in pain and slowly fell to the ground, flanked by two other officers, after she pulled the trigger.

Sgt. Al Shaffer asked those present to shout ‘Taser! Taser! Taser!’ with Alyssa firing on the third ‘Taser.’

Alyssa also took up the unexpected opportunity to fire at her uncle Barry, who is a State Highway Patrol trooper and gave her the inspiration to fire a Taser after she watched a video of him getting hit by one during his police training.

The Taser makes impact and the officer winces in pain and Alyssa can barely look 

The Taser makes impact and the officer winces in pain and Alyssa can barely look

Bline falls to the ground. He said the pain he endured was worth it for Alyssa's happiness 

Bline falls to the ground. He said the pain he endured was worth it for Alyssa’s happiness

Connell asked if her uncle had done anything in the past that she might like to get back at him for to which she agreed, reported the Columbus Dispatch.

‘It’s painful, but given her situation, it’s a no-brainer,’ said Bline, the first officer to be shot.

‘If I were her parent in this situation, I’d be happy to know that someone was willing to do this for her.’

He also said it was an educational opportunity to show that Tasers ‘are a very safe, effective way to subdue someone.’

A photo from the Alyssa Elkins Support Page. A post from January 23 read: 'The results to Alyssa's biopsy shows that she has indeed relapsed and has leukemia. She has decided to refuse another transplant. As it has a much higher risk of relapse then even the first' 

 

A photo from the Alyssa Elkins Support Page. A post from January 23 read: ‘The results to Alyssa’s biopsy shows that she has indeed relapsed and has leukemia. She has decided to refuse another transplant. As it has a much higher risk of relapse then even the first’

Her bucket list also included petting a miniature pig which came along to the taser firing with her.

Speaking on the day Alyssa said: ‘God loves everybody and he’s for us and not against us. He puts us through trials,’ she said. ‘In the end, I’m not really scared. If he takes me, I know where I’m going.’

‘She’d never hurt anyone,’ said her mother Tiffany Elkins. ‘My other daughter wasn’t even sure Alyssa could push the button, that she’d be too afraid to hurt somebody.’

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California Grossly Expands Legal Definition of ‘Assault Weapon’ by Ammoland Inc

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The California Department of Justice announced recently that those small number of firearms covered by SB 118 would need to be registered. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Following the passage of Senate Bill 118 during the 2020 Legislative Session, the California Department of Justice announced recently that those small number of firearms covered by SB 118 would need to be registered.  The registration period for “Other Assault Weapons” will open on October 1, 2021, and run through the end of the year.  For those who intend to comply with this registration requirement, please see the below information:

Penal Code section 30900, as amended, requires any person who, prior to September 1, 2020, lawfully possessed an assault weapon as defined by Penal Code Section 30515 subdivision (a) paragraphs (9), (10), and (11), and is eligible to register an assault weapon as set forth in Penal Code Section 30900, subdivision (c), to submit an application to the DOJ to register the firearm before January 1, 2022. The regulations for Other Assault Weapon Registration that contain additional information regarding registration requirements are now available on the Firearms Regulations/Rulemaking Activities webpage.

What is considered an “Other” assault weapon?

Pursuant to Penal Code section 30900, subdivision (c), paragraph (1), effective September 1, 2020, an “Other” assault weapon is defined in Penal Code section 30515, subdivision (a), paragraphs (9), (10), or (11), as:

  1. A semiautomatic centerfire firearm that is not a rifle, pistol, or shotgun, that does not have a fixed magazine, but that has any one of the following:
    1. A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon.
    2. A thumbhole stock.
    3. A folding or telescoping stock.
    4. A grenade launcher or flare launcher.
    5. A flash suppressor.
    6. A forward pistol grip.
    7. A threaded barrel, capable of accepting a flash suppressor, forward handgrip, or silencer.
    8. A second handgrip.
    9. A shroud that is attached to, or partially or completely encircles, the barrel that allows the bearer to fire the weapon without burning the bearer’s hand, except a slide that encloses the barrel.
    10. The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip.
  2. A semiautomatic centerfire firearm that is not a rifle, pistol, or shotgun, that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
  3. A semiautomatic centerfire firearm that is not a rifle, pistol, or shotgun, that has an overall length of fewer than 30 inches.

For purposes of this section, “fixed magazine” means an ammunition feeding device contained in, or permanently attached to, a firearm in such a manner that the device cannot be removed without disassembly of the firearm action.

 


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