Buy A TV Get A Rifle Instead On Amazon

Well… one guy did accidentally:

D.C. hipster Seth Horvitz says he ordered a flat-screen television from a third party through He received a package that was left in the hallway outside of his Northeast D.C. apartment Tuesday, but instead of a television, he found a black semi-automatic rifle inside the box.

*GASP*  And reporter Paul Wagner spent the day “investigating”!

Full Story – HERE

What is a hipster to do? I’ll tell you what he does.. he “FLIPS OUT!” as he says in the video.  I’m pretty the main reason he didn’t just pretend like nothing happened and keep the rifle is because Sig Sauer is sooooooo mainstream.

It was a mistake, no one died. Get to the root of the problem quickly, make sure it doesn’t happen again and everyone can move on with their lives.  Despite the fact they mention over and over, the exchange of money was only taken care of by Amazon, and they had nothing to do with the TV/rifle mix-up.

I’m just surprised the hipster wasn’t thrown in jail, seeing as this happened in D.C. and all.

Statement from Caroline Brewer, Spokesperson for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence:

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.

LOL Brady Campaign… their statements are so predictably hilarious.  It’s sure lucky the hipster and his wife did alert the police so quickly because those assault rifles get antsy when they are in their boxes too long, and when they get antsy they start killin things!


Hat tip: Scott, Art, Keith



Steve August 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

Hopefully it will actually get to whoever it belongs to.

It will be so nice when the opinions of gun banners are no longer sought. Someone should write an anti-gun quote generator. That could actually be fun.


Tactical Hipster August 9, 2012 at 02:20 am

This story doesn’t add up. Hipsters don’t own televisions.


bima August 9, 2012 at 02:35 am



Poppy August 9, 2012 at 03:04 am

I once stabbed a hipster and threw him in a river.

Guess who’s mainstream now.


Dom P. August 9, 2012 at 10:58 am



cc19 August 9, 2012 at 11:30 am



ENDO-Mike August 9, 2012 at 12:42 pm



Frank August 9, 2012 at 10:36 pm

@ Poppy, you stabbed him because you don’t own firearms right?


Poppy August 13, 2012 at 01:42 pm

I have access to firearms, so that’s not the issue. I simply prefer knives because they’re more fun to use. Guns are too quick, they don’t let you see all the little emotions and enjoy watching the life drain from a person’s eyes. I also consider the act of pushing a long, sharp object into the flesh of another human being to be quite erotic. It’s really the only way I can achieve sexual gratification anymore.


bima August 10, 2012 at 08:54 am

I guess that’s a fake hipster-wanna-be, a real hipster’s corpse would have floated upstream..


bima August 9, 2012 at 02:35 am

I’d keep the rifle.. it’s a sweet ass rifle that cost around USD 2k, when he ordered a USD 400 shitty TV.


EventHorizon August 9, 2012 at 02:57 am

That is a nice Sig. I have the 516 myself with the bullet button because I’m in CA. Soon, I will be a criminal if a bill passes in our state banning these evil black guns. Regardless, I love the Sanskrit tat, the black nail polish and the capris this dude was sporting. I could be wrong but I think he was wearing some TOMS too. Everything he is wearing and sporting on his body says environmentalist, but owning a flat screen TV? Hypocrite exposed. So I have to ask, if you order a flat screen TV, and you all have seen the boxes at brick and mortar stores, how the hell can you confuse a flat screen TV box for something that isn’t even close to it in size or weight? Is this dude such a clueless mantra singing knucklehead hypocrite that he can’t even tell the difference and opens the box anyway? Then he calls the local news agency to do a story about a non-story? SMH…


Kevin August 9, 2012 at 05:42 am

I wonder if it would have come back to me if I kept the rifle…


Kevin August 9, 2012 at 05:44 am

What’s the problem here? If it was shipped to a criminals house! Oh no! Then he could just go out and purchase ammo! OH NO!

He couldn’t just go buy the gun anyway?


A. Hipster August 9, 2012 at 06:54 am

You guys, it was a … a … g-g-g-GUN! OMG u guys! You should have seen it! It was so scary and black (not racist, I have a gay black friend on Facebook and I’m voting for Obama again) and I was SURE it was gonna go off at any second! Of course being the good socially aware citizen that I am, I contacted every authority figure I could think of with due haste. You can be damn sure my social justice groups on Reddit and tumblr will hear about this OUTRAGE, too! Now I’m sorry but I must end this post, I have to find somebody to sue over this.


Curtis August 9, 2012 at 02:08 pm



Fake Chris August 9, 2012 at 08:00 pm

bahahaha that’s great

Don’t paint all of Reddit with the same brush though… not many conservatives there but a lot of libertarian-leaning democrats who support 2A… and a few good gun-related subforums on the site…


Brice August 9, 2012 at 07:27 am

I don’t buy this for a second. It’s to perfect. This one is going to to turn out to be faked.


EventHorizon August 9, 2012 at 11:46 am

I kind of think that as well Brice. I think it’s odd that this is happening right now, especially with the recent rash of gun violence. Seems like a setup, but that’s just Capt Conspiracy in me.


Nick August 9, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I had the same thought. Gun gets accidentally switched to go to what seems like a liberal activist. What are the chances?


M August 9, 2012 at 05:04 pm

seems like a shipping label got transferred from one box to another… underneath his address sticker was one for a gun shop in Maryland. This is all on UPS, i’ll bet that you start seeing more restrictions in place after this for shipping guns. As it is, they will only overnight them to reduce their possession time and must be signed for by 21+ adult.

I’ll bet stickers or bright orange boxes.


M August 9, 2012 at 05:08 pm


“Horvitz said he believes the mix-up to be a shipping error, especially since there were multiple UPS labels on the box and an invoice inside indicating that the company,, intended for it to be delivered to a gun store in Duncansville, Pa.”

sad that NPR was the only one to report this…


B. Hipster August 9, 2012 at 07:29 am

It was a g-g-g-GUN!?!?! OMG OMG OMG OMG….I was just tweeting a diagram on how to prune your ball hair to look like a bonzai tree with sun glasses when I saw your newsworthy newstory about your scarey, OMG, destroyer of man incident….. I will say a prayer to mother earth tonight and ask that she forgive the horrible, horrible people who did this too you. I can’t believe someone sent you an AK-47 Machine Gun….IN THE MAIL!!?! That’s it…I’m calling Bloomberg.


Pete L August 9, 2012 at 08:16 am

If only this were to happen to me


Will August 9, 2012 at 08:28 am

How is it the government keeps handing guns and I don’t get any? Seriously!


dave w August 9, 2012 at 10:03 am

So instead of calling ups, this guy (by the looks of him) shit himself, passed out, and then called police once he came around? I hope his tv never shows up.


dave w August 9, 2012 at 10:06 am

why are these fags always called seth? be careful what you name your kids people it affects their destiny!


ENDO-Mike August 9, 2012 at 12:41 pm

hahahaha awesome.


Kevin August 9, 2012 at 10:28 am

Did anybody else notice his painted nails?


ENDO-Mike August 9, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Wow, I hope that’s his wife’s hand.. or the hand of a reporter.


Quint Young August 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

Hell the rifle is worth a lot more than the TV, I’d have sold it and bought a T.V AND made a profit.

Hell maybe it’ll happen again, I’m off to amazon to buy 5 flatscreen T.Vs :)


John August 9, 2012 at 01:27 pm

Is it worth mentioning how worthless that coverage was? Also, getting the Brady Campaign involved?


sirkut August 9, 2012 at 02:32 pm

Those are his delicate hands. If you watch the video, where he exits his apartment you will see that his nails are painted.


ENDO-Mike August 9, 2012 at 03:54 pm

Wow…..just wow…


dave w August 9, 2012 at 05:16 pm

i didnt believe you, but yep its him. Painted nails and capri pants….im going to go buy some hipstermax 223


Kevin August 9, 2012 at 06:17 pm

Nah man I think he’s just a gay hipster, like literally gay.


Enfieldem2 August 9, 2012 at 04:27 pm

Why doesn’t stuff like this happen to me? Or anyone I know?


Cuban Pete August 9, 2012 at 07:31 pm

Seth Horwitz: (1) Presbyterian, (2) veteran, and (3) fully “loyal” to the US.

Who am I kiddin’. He’s neither of those three!!!


Hard_Harry August 9, 2012 at 08:11 pm

That “guy” is the most delicate, feminine “male” I’ve seen since I left L.A. God damn how I don’t miss these people. He looks like the kind of guy that should he ever get married to a woman would take the woman’s last name.


A. Hipster August 9, 2012 at 09:37 pm

Don’t be hating on my nails, you cis-gendered hetero-normative privilege-having teabagging bigots! You just wait until President Obama and Michael Bloomberg and Rosanne Bar ban all of the guns in the whole wide world, then when ALL the violence stops everywhere YOU’LL be the one begging his father to accept his lifestyle oh god why doesn’t he love me *sob*


Frank August 9, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Trolling or not, the fact that I’ve heard people say things close to what you’ve said is just as frightening as performing oral sex on Hillary Clinton.


EventHorizon August 10, 2012 at 11:51 am



Jim P. August 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm

But I have been tossing around in my head, when I have a few hundred dollars free, to buy a black gun or buy a large screen. If they delivered the gun — I would have asked Amazon where is the TV. I don’t know if I would have been honest enough to admit I had an AR-15 delivered too?


Braden Lynch August 10, 2012 at 01:20 am

I wonder if the return address listed AG Eric Holder, Department of Justice (Dept: Fast and Furious)

This may just be how the government is trying to cut out the inefficient middle-man straw-buyers and will now be shipping the guns directly to the cartels and other scum.


EventHorizon August 10, 2012 at 11:52 am



J- August 10, 2012 at 06:07 am

Some very large part of me wanted this douche to get arrested for illegal posession. I know it’s not his fault, but just look at him.


EventHorizon August 10, 2012 at 11:53 am

Imagine him in jail. Oh the fun to be had.


Church August 11, 2012 at 08:28 pm

He says “a lethal weapon” at 0:33. You can fucking kill someone with a pencil. But that shit totally works on people that watch the news…


Jayson August 12, 2012 at 08:50 pm

Lock his hipster ass up!!!!

Seriously though, I find the television to be far more dangerous and detrimental to society than a useful tool such as a rifle.


Croppedxout August 13, 2012 at 11:24 am

“This isnt my tv, Maybe it’s my new fixie frame…. hmm i ordered matte fuscia, not matte black. Wait a minute. Where does the sprocket go? Wait a minute… THIS IS A BABY KILLING MACHINE GUN! OH MY SCIENCE! HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN! I CAN’T GET THE SMELL OF DEAD INNOCENT BABIES OUT OF MY NOSTRILS! I


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