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Guy Orders TV from Amazon, Gets Giant Assault Rifle Instead

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Talk about a dealzmodo! DC resident Seth Horvitz bought a new HDTV on Amazon, but when he opened the peculiarly not-TV-shaped box, he found a $2,000 Sig Sauer SIG716 semi-automatic rifle instead, DCist reports. A mistake has been made.

Assault rifles are completely illegal in Washington, but that didn't stop the accidental delivery. Transporting a weapon into DC is also completely illegal. Apparently, the third party Amazon seller who shipped out the 37-inch, 7.62 X 51 mm NATO caliber rifle intended it to hit a gun dealer in Pennsylvania. Not some guy in DC.


Cops confiscated the gun and got it the hell out of there, so things turned out okay—but what if this weapon, described by Sig Sauer as "the rifle of choice when you require the power of a larger caliber carbine," had been mailed to a kid? Or, you know, a criminal? It's easy enough to buy a gun online—now they're just showing up at your door for no reason. [DCist]