WSU’s Mike Leach continues to amaze, keeps Viking axe in his bedroom
Washington State coach Mike Leach is an interesting man. He is also a man who is not afraid to say, well, anything.
When asked about the issue of gun control, Leach stated that while he has been shooting since he was young, he believes there should be a stricter licensing and education process prior to allowing someone to use a firearm. It was then that Leach changed the subject to self defense. Leach made a case for why he doesn’t have a gun nearby in case of someone breaking into his home. Instead of a firearm, Leach uses an axe. Yes, and axe.
"I keep my guns on one part of the house totally locked up, and I keep the ammunition in another part of the house," said Leach, according to The Seattle Times. "Because if you think about it carefully, statistically, you’re more likely to shoot yourself, a loved one or a relative. There’s this (absurd) notion of ‘if you come in my house I’ll shoot ya.’ I do have a Viking axe by the bed if I need to whack someone. … My wife bought me a Viking axe — the axe side curls down so you can grab the adversary around the neck and you can use it to climb walls, as a grappling hook."
Then, in an interview conducted Tuesday, Leach noted that he uses the axe when he watches television.
The moral of the story is that you should not try to mess with Mike Leach. It’s a very bad idea.