Seems like even Leatherface has seen the opportunity in the disarmed #nationofvictims:
“A Perth grandmother has been left terrified after she woke up to a man hacking at her house with a chainsaw.
Security vision captured the hooded man taking the weapon to the front door in Yanchep just before 6am on Thursday. Bev Miller was asleep with her six-year-old granddaughter inside when the man started smashing the door before moving on to the window.
“I screamed through the window, which was a bit stupid, and he came at me with the chainsaw,” Ms Miller said.
“He smashed one side and I ran inside and closed the doors and everything.”
Ms Miller said the chainsaw missed hitting her face by centimetres.
Her granddaughter was woken by the screaming. Police are investigating and are yet to find the man responsible.”
Good to see that those newly equipped semi-auto rifle wielding WA Police turned up in time to stop it…oh wait.
So does anyone from any of the major parties or Gun Control Australia want to jump in here?
Time for common sense chainsaw laws?
Centralized storage of chainsaws?
You’re all for professional loggers and arborists having access but these kinds of chainsaws only serve one purpose?
While it’s unknown if the parties were known to each other that’s not the point – this woman and her granddaughter could have easily been killed or injured but instead she’s only legitimately psychologically traumatized – comforting to know. If the man, likely drug affected, had accessed the house then this woman was toast with no way to defend herself and her granddaughter and the usual idiots shouting “use a cricket bat” or “use wasp spray” would suddenly be nowhere to be seen.
If this woman even had so little as a sub-compact, this guy could have been dealt with very quickly.
Until the public actually start demanding access to proper self-defence tools, instead of being hopelessly dependent on the Police turning up 30 minutes too late to take notes, then these kinds of incidents in Australia that we have seen with increasing regularity, will continue.
Imagine if this guy had jumped on a train or walked into a classroom.
The crims know they have the upper hand and that the courts are soft, it’s up to the public if they want to take it back.