Another tragic mass murder has taken place in Western Australia, this time in Bedford:
“Anthony Robert Harvey allegedly killed three-and-a-half-year-old Charlotte Kate Harvey, two-year-old twins Alice Ester and Beatrix Mae Harvey, and their mother Mara Lee Harvey, 41, on Monday September 3 in their house in the northern Perth suburb of Bedford.
He is accused of murdering Ms Harvey’s mother, the children’s grandmother, 73-year-old Beverley Ann Quinn, in the same house the next day.
WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said police would allege a blunt instrument and knives were used in the crimes, but no firearms were involved.
He said the bodies of Ms Harvey and Ms Quinn were found in the kitchen of the house, with the children’s bodies found in other rooms.”
Sounds as though the Australian media were disappointed there wasn’t a gun involved. This is further evident given the lack of grave dancing from Gun Control Australia and the Alannah and Madeline Foundation on this incident – not a peep from either of them over this.
This comes after the incident in Ellenbrook a few weeks ago where a man murdered three people with a pair of scissors:
“Michelle Petersen, 48, and her daughter Bella, 15, and Rua, 8, were killed in their family home on Brixton Crescent in Ellenbrook, on Sunday morning.
Disturbed police officers said the bloody crime scene was the worst they had seen after making the grim discovery at the house, which is about 30 minutes’ drive northeast of the Perth CBD.
As they opened the door, officers saw a boy, 8, and his mother, 48, dead inside, while the boy’s sister, 15, was in the backyard suffering from critical injuries.
An ambulance was called to the scene but the injured teenager died on the way to Royal Perth Hospital. Police officers are also understood to have found a large pair of scissors about 30 metres from the house.”
And of course, the tragic mass murder in Osmington earlier in the year where 7 people were killed.
That’s now three mass murders for 2018 alone.
The same level of outrage normally reserved for firearm-related incidents is nowhere near high enough for something like these two incidents, and for very obvious reasons. Most of these killings have gone under the rug from the media, because the civilian disarmament agenda cannot be advanced.
Perhaps the most interesting fact is that this happened on September 3 and was not made public until September 10.
The point is clear, it’s people that kill not objects. The state with the strictest firearm and weapon (aside from pepper spray) laws in the country has now had three mass murders this year. While I’m sure Philip Alpers now doesn’t know what to do with himself in terms of the rewriting the definition, it’s just further evidence that people will turn to alternative means if they are intent on killing. That’s not a binary argument for a free for all, it’s purely pointing out observable fact.
Being killed with anything else other than a firearm is not a morally superior way to go, the end result is the same – dead. Victims killed by any other means are no less valuable or tragic than those killed with a firearm.
When it comes to Australia, the focus never seems to be on why but always on “with what.”
You can thank 22 years of deliberate, media-induced indoctrination in this country for that.