Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Let Me Axe You A Question...

Fresh off the BLNN is this pretty awesome story...

Ax-throwing woman chases burglar from home, police say
A Southern California woman can throw a mean ax — and she used one to chase a burglar from her house, police said.

The woman called 911 on Saturday morning and said she'd been awakened by a man trying to remove her watch from her wrist, Hemet police said.
Apparently, the woman in question is a tomahawk-throwing champion, and grabbed a nearby tomahawk and chased the goblin out of the house. She refrained from actually throwing the tomahawk at the dude, which I surmise is better for her after all. I'm trying to figure out what kind of trouble this guy is going to be in once he gets to jail - it's not every day that you get thwarted by an axe-throwing champion...

The funny thing here - and I don't mean "ha-ha" funny - is that if this were [formerly] Great Britain, she'd be in trouble for chasing the goblin out of her house while armed. They'd get her for violating the crook's rights or something - or maybe just for having an "offensive" weapon. It's not enough to simply take away all the guns - they have to make sure that the serfs know their place and, as we say in Massachusetts, "discourage self-help."

On the other hand, you've got to figure that there's little more badass than defending your home with a tomahawk...

That is all.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Don't try that in Maryland. Defending yourself is frowned upon here: http://misguidedchildren.com/justice/2013/11/maryland-man-shoots-home-intruder-charged-with-murder

Dwight Brown said...

"She refrained from actually throwing the tomahawk at the dude, which I surmise is better for her after all."

Indeed. Throwing away your weapon seems like a bad idea to begin with. Throwing your weapon away at your opposition seems to me to be crazy as a soup sandwich.

Matthew said...

In GB it wouldn't be -having- the tomahawk that would cause the problem for her, she's an acknowledged sportsperson with them apparently and fencer's can have swords and such, it would be her having it unsecured and readily accessible for use as a weapon.

Then also for using it, as the attacker was apparently unarmed and thus her force was disparate.

The laws in GB are more insidious than simple bans, they are designed to infringe on the right to self-defense itself, not "merely" the particular means. We need to note that, as it is a two-pronged attack that can happen here, witness the move against SYG.