What kind of person needs access to a battle axe anyways? They're just not sporting like your standard wood axe or splitting maul. It's common sense that battle axes are only meant for battle, and thus killing people, and I've even heard that they're the same types of axe that troops carried, like, a thousand years ago or something.
And how come he was able to not only purchase the axe, but was also able to buy a broad sword with such ease? And a six inch knife? Why are people allowed a whole six inches when five should be sufficient?
One medieval weapon a month laws would obviously stop such madness. Protecting our law officers from such deadliness is top priority.