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 £1,300-odd 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]