Holy-freaking-crap thats awesome! He does look pretty happy… but the cops did end up taking his new toy.
Of course the brady bunch is trying to sensationalize things.
“Clearly, it’s a dangerous situation in America when assault weapons are so prevalent and can so easily end up in the wrong hands, especially given that the rifle was left on the doorstep. Thank goodness, Mr. Horvitz and his wife alerted the Metropolitan police right away. This mishap could have led to another tragedy.”
So… Is Amazon now the new target of the anti-gun loons? Or just mail order everything? Its really a pretty moronic move on their part to try to hold this up as an argument for gun control. Realistically this was probably just a key stroke error or some other kind of human error. Just about any kind of “adult supervision required” inanimate object could have been incorrectly sent to some random dude. So, unless you are really suggesting that we completely and totally ban all forms of online commerce then I dont really think you should be getting all worked up about this. This probably wasn’t even a miss-directed internet purchase… but rather a B-to-B shipment. Moronic.
Exit Question: Did this guy actually commit a crime by opening the box? If he didnt have an FFL than he cant take possession of a firearm. Clearly it was not the TV that he ordered and it probably had all kinds of indications on the outside of the box that it was a firearm (including probably an invoice). I wouldnt be surprised if an ATF loon would try to make this an issue.
UPDATE: For the record my reaction to opening the box probably would have gone something like this…