Crime and Punishment

Gang of bat and axe-wielding thugs attacks beach-goers in Australia

A gang of thugs, armed with nail-spiked bats and an axe, took part in an attack on Australia’s Bondi Beach sending one man to the hospital with head injuries. The victim may have been romantically involved with a woman with links to a local motorcycle gang.

From DailyMailUK:

A witness, who spoke to Daily Mail Australia on condition of anonymity, said: ‘I heard a bit of noise and looked up to see a man running down the steps of north Bondi.

‘Three big guys were right behind him with a round piece of wood with nails in.

‘They set on the guy and hit him all over his head and body. In front of kids and families. Then they walked back up the steps very calmly.

‘The guy who was attacked then walked down to the path and slumped on the floor covered in blood.

‘The police in unmarked cars then turned up along with the Bondi lifeguards. The grass on north Bondi is now a crime scene and taped off.’

Witness Chris O’Neill, an ice-cream vendor, said he saw the horrific attack unfold.

‘I saw a guy being beaten, it was some sort of object… I couldn’t see what object but this guy was being beaten,’ Mr O’Neill told 7 News.

‘Everybody was screaming and shouting, and there was chaos. He [victim] was just running for his life, he was trying to get away.’

In a somewhat amusing sidebar to this story, one of the responders who gave aid to the victim is a star of the Aussie TV show Bondi Beach Rescue – a sort of reality-show version of Baywatch. Lifeguard Anthony Carroll was caught on video attending to the victim and helping load him into the ambulance.

This event is likely to boost the popularity of Lifeguard Anthony Carroll, a reality-tv star on the show Bondi Beach Rescue.

This story interested me on many levels. Most notably, how the modified bat used exemplifies the futility of the Australian gun-control regime.

Unless the Government wants to bankrupt itself with mandatory buybacks of sporting equipment, they will not be able to rid their island nation of deadly tools -anymore than they can rid themselves of deadly snakes, spiders, and other things that can hurt or kill you.

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6 responses to ‘Gang of bat and axe-wielding thugs attacks beach-goers in Australia

  1. “Unless the Government wants to bankrupt itself with mandatory buybacks of sporting equipment, they will not be able to rid their island nation of deadly tools -anymore than they can rid themselves of deadly snakes, spiders, and other things that can hurt or kill you.”

    Even then it would not stop people from having weapons. They have trees, anyone can make a club, bat, fire hardened spear or a mace, there is no real skill level to doing this. They can’ even stop people from making weapons in prison, much less out here in the free world.

    Outlawing guns is a joke and a false sense of security to idiots who obviously don’t live in the real world. Making a single shot gun is easy and cheap as well, are they going to outlaw pipes too? Outlawing weapons is a fantasy that will never come to pass, designed and thought of by idiots who don’t understand the world we live in or how things work.

    Don’t even get me started on cannons which are not even regulated where I live. I could make one tomorrow big enough to destroy a car and they wouldn’t even know I had it.

    The irony is, even if they outlawed every modern thing and put us back into deer skin clothing, they still can not stop people from being armed. A weapon can be made from almost anything, that’s just the way it is.

    The criminals will always be armed, all outlawing weapons does is take an honest mans right to defend himself away. Personally, if they outlawed guns where I am, I would not turn a single gun in to them, not even a muzzle loader.

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