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Man Orders TV from Amazon, Gets High Powered Assault Rifle Instead
www.ksee24.com ^ | 08/08/2012 | By KSEE News

Posted on 08/08/2012 4:33:54 PM PDT by redreno

All Seth Horvitz wanted was a Westinghouse 39-inch LED television. Instead, he got a high-caliber, semi-automatic assault rifle.

The Washington resident, who had ordered the television through a third-party vendor on Amazon.com, first realized that something wasn't quite right when a long, narrow box showed up at his apartment Tuesday, DCist reported.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amazon; amazondotcom; banglist; govtabuse; mediabias; sourcetitlenoturl; tyranny
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1 posted on 08/08/2012 4:34:05 PM PDT by redreno
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To: redreno
I keep buying Cracker Jack and hoping against hope....

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2 posted on 08/08/2012 4:36:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: redreno

Did he get free supersaver shipping with that order


3 posted on 08/08/2012 4:36:17 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: redreno

He didn’t know he got a good deal.

But he was “in” with his protest before the package trace.


4 posted on 08/08/2012 4:36:17 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: redreno
What is "high powered?"...what is a "high caliber"?!

Must be a belt-fed, multi=barrel, electric fired 30mm auto-cannon./sarc

5 posted on 08/08/2012 4:36:29 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (I'll take over the Mormon over the Moron any day!)
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To: redreno

Hell, I need to order a TV!!!


6 posted on 08/08/2012 4:36:37 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: redreno
Instead, he got a high-caliber, semi-automatic assault rifle.

Wow! They sent him a Barrett .50 auto loader?

7 posted on 08/08/2012 4:38:30 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: redreno

A Sig in 7.62 X 51 mm? I'd say he got the better part of the deal.

8 posted on 08/08/2012 4:38:30 PM PDT by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: redreno

Thankfully they did not send him the Low Powered assault version.


9 posted on 08/08/2012 4:38:43 PM PDT by soycd
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To: redreno

What is a “high calibre” assault rifle?

I want to know that. My guess is that they wrote that simply cuz it sexes the story up.


10 posted on 08/08/2012 4:38:54 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: redreno
Verdict:

Guy was a complete dumbass for making the report ;)

Enjoy!

Sig 716

11 posted on 08/08/2012 4:39:11 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (I'll take over the Mormon over the Moron any day!)
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To: redreno

the same Amazon which gave 2.5 million to homosexuals and their agenda because of CFA. The same group which calls itse;f liberal?ARF


12 posted on 08/08/2012 4:39:17 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: redreno

Shhh just keep your mouth shut.... and insist you got the tv.

But the idijt blew it.


13 posted on 08/08/2012 4:39:27 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: redreno
The package contained a Sig Sauer SIG716, a Swiss-made 7.6 pound, 37-inch-long assault semi-automatic rifle.
14 posted on 08/08/2012 4:40:34 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: redreno
Man Orders TV from Amazon, Gets High Powered Assault Rifle Instead

Lucky bastard.

15 posted on 08/08/2012 4:40:54 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Jonah Hex
A Sig in 7.62 X 51 mm? I'd say he got the better part of the deal.

Yeah, I wanna think I'd have kept my mouth shut. But that's just me.

16 posted on 08/08/2012 4:41:10 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: soycd; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Thankfully they did not send him the Low Powered assault version.

Would the low powered assault rifle be greener?

17 posted on 08/08/2012 4:41:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: redreno

Ah, the wonders of modern ‘journalism’...

“High Powered Assault Weapon” - as opposed to a “Low Powered Assault Weapon”??

And in the article, “High-caliber rifle” - the most common calibers for ‘assault rifles’ (especially the ‘high-powered’ ones) are 5.56mm (.223 cal), 7.62mm (.30cal) and 9mm (.38 cal) - none of which is considered a particularly ‘high caliber’....

Never let the facts get in the way of some good ol’ fashioned breathless propaganda....


18 posted on 08/08/2012 4:41:33 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: redreno

Lucky bastard...I can only afford low-powered assault rifles.


19 posted on 08/08/2012 4:43:55 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: redreno

They never seem to get these things right. That should be “High Powered Assault SNIPER Rifle....”


20 posted on 08/08/2012 4:44:04 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: redreno

He should have kept the Sig. The SIG716 is a fine weapon.


21 posted on 08/08/2012 4:44:30 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

I’d be furious, fast, if this had happened to me. Unless I was trying to snuff some cop in Juarez. Thanks redreno.


22 posted on 08/08/2012 4:45:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: redreno

Uh, and what was the make and model of the TV he ordered? Ahem. I want to make sure I don’t accidentally get any icky guns by accident, don’t ya know!


23 posted on 08/08/2012 4:47:40 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: redreno
Must have been Chuck Connors.

24 posted on 08/08/2012 4:48:00 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: redreno
Horvitz's name and address were on the mailing label. But inside the box, an invoice contained the address of a Pennsylvania gun shop.

"Items get mixed up sometimes, but never on this scale," Horvitz told DCist. "I didn't think I was getting into a gun/electronics dealer."

The poor gun dealer is going to be getting a visit from the BATF.

I am sure this Horvitz will be getting a visit as well and he will at the very least be spending a lot of uncompensated time talking to investigators and lawyers.

If he is smart he will soon have a lawyer of his own.

25 posted on 08/08/2012 4:50:29 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: redreno

Just imagine how disappointed you would be if you were expecting your new rifle and received a lousy television instead.


26 posted on 08/08/2012 4:50:45 PM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: redreno

If you order the 60 inch TV can you get a chain gun?


27 posted on 08/08/2012 4:51:54 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: DCBryan1
What is "high powered?"...what is a "high caliber"?!

It was a SIG Sauer SIG716 (7.62 x 51mm) semi-automatic rifle. Similar to .308 caliber.

It's worth around $2,000. He should have considered himself fortunate - like a lottery winner.

FTA:

Seth Horvitz, who lives in the northeast quadrant of the US capital, said he contacted police immediately after a parcel delivery service left the military-style SIG Sauer SIG716 at his apartment door.

"They were a little confused at first. They've never seen anything quite like it," he told Fox 5, a local television station.

"They just took my information and then said: 'We'll handle this weapon because it's illegal to keep here.' It's illegal to transport in a car, so it can't be returned."

While the box was addressed to Horvitz, who had ordered a flat-screen television from a third-party retailer via Amazon.com, an invoice inside the box suggested the gun was supposed to go to a Pennsylvania gun shop.

A spokesman for Washington's Metropolitan Police Department told AFP on Wednesday that the case -- which comes on the heels of two mass killings in the United States in less than a month -- remains under investigation.

On its website, the US subsidiary of SIG Sauer, a major European firearms manufacturer that supplies guns to many US police forces, says the SIG716 is "the rifle of choice when you require the power of a larger caliber carbine."


28 posted on 08/08/2012 4:52:19 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: redreno

He’ll shoot his eye out.


29 posted on 08/08/2012 4:53:19 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: DCBryan1

It looks pretty big.


30 posted on 08/08/2012 4:53:50 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: redreno

What a deal that is because the TV is crap.


31 posted on 08/08/2012 4:54:27 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: soycd

Don’t even get me started on those “variable” power assault weapons. I can never figure out the settings on those things.


32 posted on 08/08/2012 4:56:33 PM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: soycd

Don’t even get me started on those “variable” power assault weapons. I can never figure out the settings on those things.


33 posted on 08/08/2012 4:56:33 PM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: redreno

Ring ring...Hello....yes it is....what SIG?


34 posted on 08/08/2012 4:57:00 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: tacticalogic
If you order the 60 inch TV can you get a chain gun?

LOL! Anyone else calling BS on this story? Just seems WAY too convenient to come out right after a couple of tragic shootings and it plays right into Obama's gun control/confiscation agenda. Pegs my BS meter.
35 posted on 08/08/2012 4:58:04 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: a fool in paradise
Would the low powered assault rifle be greener?

No, just more tolerant...

36 posted on 08/08/2012 5:13:28 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: redreno

How come sh*t like this nevers happens to me....

Order books from Amazon

All I get are books......

I fell cheated....!


37 posted on 08/08/2012 5:15:01 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: Iron Munro

Thanks. I guess you missed my /sarc ;)


38 posted on 08/08/2012 5:17:02 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (I'll take over the Mormon over the Moron any day!)
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To: Iron Munro

Thanks. I guess you missed my /sarc ;)


39 posted on 08/08/2012 5:17:04 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (I'll take over the Mormon over the Moron any day!)
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To: redreno

Some guys have all the luck.


40 posted on 08/08/2012 5:19:02 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: redreno

So THAT’s where the high-powered assault rifle I ordered is.


41 posted on 08/08/2012 5:24:29 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Iron Munro

If the rifle was “illegal to keep” and “illegal to transport” in DC then I’d figure it was either a select fire or the cop realized he had a kick ass new gun...


42 posted on 08/08/2012 5:27:40 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: tacticalogic
>"If you order the 60 inch TV can you get a chain gun?"

LOL!

43 posted on 08/08/2012 5:27:51 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: redreno
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A high caliber would produce too much recoil for most folks in a semi-automatic self-defense weapon. Maybe it's a good rifle for hunting or defense against larger predators.


44 posted on 08/08/2012 5:30:21 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: redreno

Why does this sh!t never happen to me (Like I need another damn rifle). ;^)


45 posted on 08/08/2012 5:32:38 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Pontiac

Horvitz’s name and address were on the mailing label. But inside the box, an invoice contained the address of a Pennsylvania gun shop.


Meanwhile, a gun dealer in PA asked his staff, “Which one of you morons ordered us a TV?


46 posted on 08/08/2012 5:34:29 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: redreno

And the poor chap who paid for the gun got a television set!


47 posted on 08/08/2012 5:38:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: circlecity

all your SIG are belong to us.


48 posted on 08/08/2012 5:39:05 PM PDT by Gasshog (Tragically,Obama ate the blue dog...)
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To: Pontiac

Since Amazon doesn’t sell artillery, this seller must have been doing the gun business on the side. Anyhow the wrong label got stuck on the box. In a sane country they’d just send him postage to return it and that would be that. Instead they treat these silly guns (which sans ammo cannot shoot any more than your little boy’s finger can) like nuclear hazardous waste.


49 posted on 08/08/2012 5:41:08 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: redreno

I got this by mistake.

http://www.hkpro.com/forum/hk-long-gun-talk/72549-h-k-22-cal-g3-conversion-kit.html


50 posted on 08/08/2012 5:42:26 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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