Flying in the face of Australia’s insanely stupid self-defence laws, a NSW firearm owner has used his rifle to ward off a knife-wielding home invader and protect his castle.
The Bordermail reports:
“TWO victims have armed themselves with weapons – including a rifle – during separate home invasions on Thursday morning. In one of the incidents, a home owner pointed a firearm at a knife-wielding intruder and ordered him into his car, before driving him towards Albury police station.
The man had heard a knock on the door of his family home on the Riverina Highway at Bungowannah about 3.30am.
He opened the door and was confronted by an 18-year-old man armed with a knife and a piece of wood. The resident grabbed a rifle, causing the man to drop the weapons, and told him to get into his car to drive him to the police.
He was met by officers on the way and the 18-year-old was arrested.”
Driving someone to the Police station at gun point after they’ve just tried to break into your home with a knife so they can be arrested? That’s so gangster even Ice-T is tipping his cap in approval.
The main takeaway from this incident is that no one was harmed, the family was protected, the offender dealt with and a firearm was used effectively to defend life and property without a shot being fired. Mere presentation of the firearm was enough to end the threat as it so often is. Very similar to this viral incident earlier in the year.
Coupled with the other incident mentioned in the article, with the offender being driven off by an armed family member wielding a hockey stick and wow, it’s almost as if criminals don’t like armed opposition!
I know more than a few victims of crime in Melbourne that could do with a force equalizer. But alas, they are now dealing with gangs of a dozen or more committing brazen daylight robberies now while Daniel Andrews is too busy using taxpayer money virtue signalling on a free social media platform.
As usual, the statements from Police were predictable.
“I would though suggest that you call Triple-0 straight away and leave the matter to police. However in these (instances), both families were fearful for their safety and detectives will investigate the matter further.”
Well Bungowannah is 18 minutes from Albury Police Station which is 18 minutes too late for dialling 000 and leaving it to Police.
According to the article “the man with the rifle was a licensed firearms holder and had the gun secured, and Detective Inspector Woodward said he appeared to have applied with all necessary conditions.”
While details on the storage arrangements at this gentleman’s house are not 100% at this stage, current storage laws across the country make emergency access to firearms in self-defence situations virtually impossible in many cases.
FOU vehemently supports the Castle Doctrine and storage law amendments to allow licenced firearm owners to store their firearms loaded, to purchase biometric “quick release” safes or alternative storage methods such as concealable safes within furniture, for quick access in an emergency situation.
Kudos to the firearm owner for protecting himself and his family and it’s great to see the Australian spirit still alive in these uncertain times.
Let’s hope NSW Police Detectives extend that same spirit in their investigation and find that this man did the right thing protecting his family.