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Man Orders TV Through Amazon, Gets Assault Rifle


By Dan8267   Follow   Tue, 12 Feb 2013, 3:11pm PST   397 views   4 comments
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How easy is it to get an assault rifle? You can get one from Amazon.com without even ordering it.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/08/tv-amazon-assault-rifle/

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120809/05445819976/honest-mistake-order-tv-amazon-receive-illegal-assault-rifle.shtml

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seaside   Tue, 12 Feb 2013, 3:24pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 1

Oh, I got amazon gift card. Gotta use it before the rifle, I mean the TV runs out. :)

zzyzzx   Tue, 12 Feb 2013, 10:12pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 2

And he is complaining about this?

CaptainShuddup   Tue, 12 Feb 2013, 10:45pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 3

...and Michael Moore led us all to believe that he filled out paper work at the bank and got an assault riffle right on the spot. When the truth was, he was supposed to go to a gun dealer to pick the riffle up at another location at another date. The Bank brought the gun there at his request out of respect for his star power. They had no idea he was going to edit the event to show it out of context.

That being said, in this environment anything is possible.

I like how he blured the plausibility in this episode by tossing in a UPS mistake. The story stinks!

The story then details how the mistake happened, which essentially appears to boil down to a lovely bit of insight into the shipping warehouses of UPS, in which the Label Fairy made a mistake and put two shipping labels (only one of which was correct) on the box-'o-death and allowed the box to be shipped anyway. Everyone from the guy who let it leave the warehouse to the guy who delivered the rifle to Horvitz's door apparently decided to play the new hit game "Shipping Address Coin Flip", resulting in Horvitz getting his new Rambo Halloween costume accessory. Amazon, predictably, disavowed any responsibility for the mistake, which it's looking like it has every right to do. On the other hand, when Horvitz tried to post a review of his purchase, Amazon blocked it. Admittedly, the review was hillarious, and guns and funny just don't mix:

Sounds suspect to me.

elliemae   Wed, 13 Feb 2013, 1:09am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 4

Woulda been cool if there was a tv monitor in the stock, he could have watched tv & shot stuff at the same time.

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