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    Man Orders TV Through Amazon, Gets Assault Rifle



    When D.C. resident Seth Horvitz ordered a flat-panel TV on Amazon, he didn’t expect to get a military-grade assault rifle in return.

    Horvitz ordered the TV, a Westinghouse 39-inch LCD, for about $320 from a third-party electronics seller on Amazon.

    On Tuesday evening, a large, oblong box arrived at his doorstep via UPS Ground.
    “When I saw some metal parts inside the box, I thought, ‘Maybe this is a TV stand or mount or something,’” Horvitz said in a phone interview with Wired.

    “When I realized it was an assault rifle, it was pure shock and disbelief.”

    Not being one to want a personal “shock and awe” arsenal of his own, Horvitz contacted the D.C. police. They immediately confiscated the box, which contained a semi-automatic Sig Sauer 716 patrol rifle.

    The police informed Horvitz that the gun was illegal in the District of Columbia.

    Man Orders TV Through Amazon, Gets Assault Rifle | Threat Level | Wired.com
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    gotta admire those stringent checks on weapons ownership eh

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    I order books. I get books. They never send me cool toys.....

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    A sig rifle for $320? a bargain I would say, why did this twit open his mouth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by draco888 View Post
    A sig rifle for $320? a bargain I would say, why did this twit open his mouth?
    Precisely. Fucking twit.

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    Just looked at the thread on Wired. Classic net gun thread. By post three they're arguing about whether it really counts as an assault rifle. By post 5 they're arguing about massacres and constitutional rights

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    Had this occurred in the UK the police would have charged the recipient with possession of an unlawful firearm. We are quite logical in that way.

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    Sadly the country obviously has a lot more massacres to suffer before any resemblance of sense prevails .

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    That rifle is nearly two grand- it's a beautiful piece of workmanship.


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    That model Sig goes for around $1800.

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    ^ that's fukin superb, I'm gonna start ordering eveything on Amazon now... That'd be bucket loads in Thailand, and would be superb in the Honda City when the Fortuner drivers try to cut me up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    Sadly the country obviously has a lot more massacres to suffer before any resemblance of sense prevails .

    A few more presidential assasinations may just be the impetus they require.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe
    That rifle is nearly two grand- it's a beautiful piece of workmanship.
    Would you feel the same if you were looking down the barrel of that Penis Extension ?

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    ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Would you feel the same if you were looking down the barrel of that Penis Extension ?
    The old "smoking a gun" argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    I order books. I get books. They never send me cool toys.....
    same here but I have got a pair of trainers on order, maybe i'll get a grenade or summat

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    I should imagine the mentalist who got the combined works of Charles Dickens instead of the rifle is going apo-fucking-pleptic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    I should imagine the mentalist who got the combined works of Charles Dickens instead of the rifle is going apo-fucking-pleptic!
    Headlines: 7 battered with books in unprovoked attacks

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    ha ha

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    Yeah you got to wonder about the guy that ordered the assault rifle but got the TV instead.. ..perhaps not the sort of thing he wants to make the news.. still he can keep trying, he's bound to get lucky sooner or later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    That model Sig goes for around $1800.
    One of your mates sent me a picky of you in afganistan playing with your custom 'hello kitty' M16..... is that your sig in the foreground?



    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    Sadly the country obviously has a lot more massacres to suffer before any resemblance of sense prevails .
    I think its going to be a very long wait. In the same way that the brits accept 6k a year dying in RTA's as a cost of liberal car ownership.... I think you will find enough americans feel the same way about 'voting post killings' and gun ownership to ensure that change will never happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hazz View Post
    In the same way that the brits accept 6k a year dying in RTA's as a cost of liberal car ownership....


    any takers..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    gotta admire those stringent checks on weapons ownership eh

    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hazz View Post
    In the same way that the brits accept 6k a year dying in RTA's as a cost of liberal car ownership....


    any takers..?


    33K in the USA in 2010.

    not really sure what that's got to do with gun deaths like.

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