It’s just another lawless week in Victoria.
The pick of this week’s action: A jewellery store in Waverley Gardens was robbed on Monday by a gang of axe wielding assailants. This was followed up by a 2nd jewellery store heist, this time in Malvern East. It also seems the jewellery store trend has spread to Perth. A woman was also tied up and bashed in broad daylight in Hillside for her car.
There was also a shooting outside Crown Casino and a home invasion in Tarneit when one person was shot, and three others bashed. An armed robbery in Dandenong was outdone by a gun point armed robbery in St Kilda.
Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Robert Hill took to 3AW with Neil Mitchell on Friday morning to re-assure the public to “be compliant when confronted with these situations” and that they were looking at “increasing security in the jewellery industry similar to what the banking industry experienced” after the 17th robbery in 12 months. However, Avi Yemini succinctly pointed out that this is a ridiculous proposition for small business owners given the contrasting budgets of banks and jewellery stores; and that now jewellery store owners are seeking out illegal firearms to protect their businesses. Not to mention the increase in insurance premiums making the businesses untenable.
Hill compared the current situation to the banking industry 30 years ago, but failed to mention that it was common place 30 years ago for many cash carriers and banks to have firearms on site to protect themselves. This is the same Victoria Police that just a few weeks prior proclaimed that they’d “broken the gangs.”
It also makes one wonder that if crime in Victoria is being allowed to escalate on purpose for the objective of further restricting freedoms of the public via draconian legislation – a tactic of totalitarian governments worldwide. The same old problem – reaction – solution. A theory, but I do digress.
The pinnacle of the week however, was an 8 person home invasion in the suburb of Rockbank narrowly beating out a 6 person home invasion in Brookfield. Channel 7 News reported that the home owners “fought back” by giving them the keys to a different car after being beaten with a wooden plank. Apparently, their definition of “fighting back” differs greatly from ours.
So, more of the same. When these events occur, a glance of social media generally brings about three generic responses:
While Victoria has a distinct problem with violent crime from African gangs (which the media does and doesn’t acknowledge) this isn’t a full spectrum solution. While being firmly of the view that immigrants that commit violent offences should be deported, the problem is that this is moot when the offenders are Australian citizens. Further, it is a self-defeating prophecy when we return violent criminals but then maintain the highest immigration rate (and absurdly high at that) in the OECD. Essentially, for every violent offender we deport we potentially import two or three more. Australia’s immigration program needs a serious overhaul on all fronts but that is not our domain or paygrade.
Yes, there is a problem with our judiciary – it’s far too lenient and the justices/magistrates unaccountable. The bail laws are a disaster. However, often it is also not practical to gaol some offenders purely because there’s nowhere to put them. You also have the added problem of throngs of ambulance chasing lawyers painting repeat offenders out to be perpetual victims. As the saying goes, welcome to Australia: where criminals are victims and victims are criminals.
Police are reactionary only. Victims are the first responders to violent crime. We’ve discussed this already at length.
Essentially, all of these responses say the same thing: “someone else needs to do something because I don’t want the responsibility.” In my opinion, this attitude has become endemic across Australian society. Well, no. Your security is your responsibility.
However, here’s one for you that is getting more of a run in the public consciousness – “Self Defence”
As these incidents continue a glance of the comments sections of social media also sees more and more people realising that the government cannot protect them – this is a good thing. The Lindt Café inquiry results also shall prove interesting. However, populist comments for likes on social media are completely different to tangible action. That energy for comments must be redirected.
So why haven’t many other Australians taken the red pill on self-defence? #1 fear and #2 indoctrination. There are still people out there that think no defence is a good defence and that it is a morally superior alternative to be beaten to disability or worse than to fight back with an appropriate force equalizer. This has essentially been the by-product of 20+ years of one way, trauma based indoctrination of the public regarding firearms and all things self-defence related, with Port Arthur being used as boogeyman #1 and the USA being used as boogeyman #2, when both are nonsense excuses. Here’s 50 pages of examples that prove self-defence is a legitimate reason to own a firearm.
Further, let’s contrast the 8 person home invasion in Rockbank with a 5 person home invasion stopped by a woman with a shotgun in Tennessee last week without a shot being fired. The deterrent effect was enough.
As we’ve stated before, Australia needs to get real about self-defence. The Castle Doctrine and non-lethal self-defence items are a good start. Those that are licenced should be able to use their firearms in practical defence of their homes. Calling the Police also doesn’t unbash, unrape, untraumatize or un-murder the victim(s).
The real question is how much more are Australians willing to tolerate before someone is killed in a home invasion? Or worse, a home owner kills a home invader and spends two years and his life savings trying to prove his innocence?
Only time will tell.
“this is a ridiculous proposition for small business owners given the contrasting budgets of banks and jewellery stores”
It isn’t just the budget, it is the fact that banks have guaranteed customers – your pay must go into a bank now.
stores, which have to jack up prices because of insurance premium increases and required security upgrades, can’t force customers not to catch a bus to the safer side of town where the prices are lower.
Does this Castle Doctrine of self defence exist in Australia!!
Hell no. you are a victim waiting to happen, arguably you might call our self defence legal doctrine “Somalian Roulette”, if the Somalians pick your home you are in real trouble.
In each state you have a variation on “you have the right to use the level of force that is reasonable in the situation” (ie as judged in court after the event), however, given that home invaders seldom make appointments and by law any firearm you may own must be stored in a locked safe, no magazines loaded and the ammo stored in a separate locked container, it is unlikely that you would be able to access a firearm in time.
Not at all
Who are these criminals ? and what do they have in common ? This country is starting to mirror the country I left due to this behavior
The government is truly soft on these criminals and yes deport them but the government must make a stand on immigration on who the hell they bring into this great country.
No ethnic urban enclaves as humans are tribal and gangs will evolve and grow. They need to mix with the main culture and be guided to fit in. Left alone and on social benefits is not support and this happens. Politicians need to think more about situations like this and build an integration plan before settling people up to fail. You just don’t move a huge population in and exspect it to mix in. What are our leaders thinking? Our country is a mess of failure to properly build and support people projects from the base up. Don’t bring them in if we can not support them. We even have trouble supporting our own people who are lost in our system. This is getting worse by the day, god help us as we can not even help our selves.
Sack Daniel Andrews for failing to protect the Victorian public. He should be ashamed of everythong has done, no correction sack him for all the things he has not done. Deport the Apex gand and sack the Judges who have not done their jobs.
We are sadly at the mercy of judges who won’t give the maximum sentences, politicians who won’t take a strong stance on immigration or escalating muslim crime and blindly stupid bleeding hearts who believe all the crime brought to Europe by these muslims won’t be brought here by muslims from these same countries.
The buck stops with HALF TERM TURNBULL!!!
The Government should be looking at letting licensed firearm owner have Concealed carry permits. Licensed firearm owners are some of the most trained there is in the country. Most licensed firearm owners have more training than most police officers.
The politicians who’ve allowed in Moslimes, Africans & those from violent war-torn countries, are either retarded or just insipid puppets of the U.N. driven One World Govt. agenda.
Even blind Freddy knows that opening the doors to Moslimes is asking for trouble.
The Koran teaches them it’s acceptable to murder, rape, steal from & lie to non-believers. The Koran commands the infiltration, destruction & takeover of other cultures by any means necessary.
What could possibly go wrong?
I for one believe in defending My Family and property with whatever means necessary.
We are looking for answers from the Elite and that’s just as problematic as the Far Left Voice unfortunately.
I’ve come to the conclusion We have been barking up the wrong tree for quite some time.
The key to this is in representation and unification and trying to find an old Law that will override and bolster the ability to legally defend Ourselves.