Shalom Life | October 02, 2014

Amazon.com Thinks Americans Need More Guns, Sends Man Assault Rifle Instead of TV

Seth Horvitz receives unexpected delivery

By: David Shear

Published: August 9th, 2012 in Business » World

Amazon.com Thinks Americans Need More Guns, Sends Man Assault Rifle Instead of TV

Ever since the Colorado shooting, America has been torn about their stance regarding gun control and the ease in which Americans can purchase guns. Well, apparently Amazon.com has chosen a side, and it's all for freedom of guns, even if you don't want one.

Earlier this week Seth Horvitz, a Washington, D.C. man was waiting eagerly for the delivery of a television he had ordered from Amazon, only to find a military-grade assault rifle delivered to his door.

Who says that it’s too easy for Americans to get guns!?

“When I saw some metal parts inside the box, I thought, ‘Maybe this is a TV stand or mount or something,” he told Wired magazine. “When I realized it was an assault rifle, it was pure shock and disbelief.”

But after realizing that his “television” could actually kill people, Horvitz did the right thing, he immediately called the cops who confiscated the box after telling the surprised gun-owner that his newly delivered Sig Sauer 716 patrol rifle was illegal in D.C.

As it turns out, the gun, which came with an invoice for $1,590, was meant for the Independence Gun Shop, a Pennsylvania-based business, from online retailer Gunbuyer.com.

UPS, which delivered the package, likely caused the error, Horvitz said. The box had two different address labels on it — one with his proper address, and one with another.

“UPS puts the name label on and then they put a second small sticker — a redundant sticker with the tracking information on it,” Horvitz said. “There were two different small stickers as well. There was a small sticker that matched the label under mine, and a small sticker that matched mine.”

Stratasys Opens ‘World’s Most Advanced’ 3D Printer Factory In Israel Stratasys Opens ‘World’s Most Advanced’ 3D Printer Factory In Israel TrendingThe Top 10 Life-Saving Israeli Tech Companies The Top 10 Life-Saving Israeli Tech Companies TrendingShatner, Nimoy to 'Star' in New Volkswagen Ads Shatner, Nimoy to 'Star' in New Volkswagen Ads Trending
 

Jewish Hall of Fame: Groucho Marx

October 01, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Jewish Hall of Fame: Groucho Marx

Today we induct the legendary film and TV star, considered one of the finest comedians of the modern-day era

Read More

Study: Yom Kippur Fast Doubles Your Chance of Early Birth

October 01, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Study: Yom Kippur Fast Doubles Your Chance of Early Birth

A new Israeli study provides substantial evidence that proves why women shouldn't fast when they're pregnant

Read More

James Deen to Donate 50% of Websites’ October Profits to Breast Cancer Charities

October 01, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
James Deen to Donate 50% of Websites’ October Profits to Breast Cancer Charities

Proceeds from JamesDeen.com & JamesDeenStore.com will Assist Three Top-Rated Charities During Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Read More

Lena Dunham Has Decided to Pay Opening Book Tour Acts

October 01, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Lena Dunham Has Decided to Pay Opening Book Tour Acts

The 'Girls' creator has reversed her decision after receiving criticsm

Read More

Mila Kunis Landed 'The Family Guy' Due to Lacey Chabert's Contract Disputes

October 01, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Mila Kunis Landed 'The Family Guy' Due to Lacey Chabert's Contract Disputes

The 'That 70's Show' actress replaced the 'Party of Five' actress as the voice of Meg Griffin.

Read More

Shameless' Emmy Rossum Loves 'The Jewish Food Taste Test'

October 01, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Shameless' Emmy Rossum Loves 'The Jewish Food Taste Test'

The Jewish actress approves of the hilarious Buzzfeed viral clip

Read More

Joan Rivers and Sarah Silverman to Appear in PBS' 'Makers: Women in Comedy'

October 01, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Joan Rivers and Sarah Silverman to Appear in PBS' 'Makers: Women in Comedy'

Rivers and Silverman will be joined by Joy Behar, Roseanne Barr, Ellen DeGeneres, and others.

Read More

Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Gets Full Length Trailer [VIDEO]

October 01, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Ridley Scott’s ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’ Gets Full Length Trailer [VIDEO]

The epic starring Christian Bale as Moses is set to be released December 12th.

Read More

More Headlines