Access to high powered firearms has just been made a little easier, thanks to Amazon.com, as one Washington D.C. resident had the "luxury" of experiencing first hand.
"Often a box is lying on my doorstep and my heart leaps because someone has sent me a gift." Said Seth Horvitz, as he looked at his Sig Sauer SIG716 high powered rife. "Only then do I realize that, yet again, I did some late-night online shopping after a small night cap."
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Amazon's timing could not be any worse, as the country is currently struggling with gun control at the moment. Specific incidents circling around gun violence have politicians and law makers trying to determine if a new gun law should even be implemented because of instances such as the death of Trayvon Martin by self-proclaimed neighborhood watch George Zimmerman. The Dark Knight Rises Massacre caused by James Holmes and most recently, the killing of six at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.
"I cannot imagine who might be doing the choosing when ordering one of these things. I can only hope it would be someone with the appropriate qualifications and mental equilibrium," Horvitz said.
The police immediately confiscated the weapon, as it is illegal in D.C.
"I have contacted Amazon to see how this might all have occurred and will update, should I hear."
According to Sigsauer.com the weapons specifications are as follows: Familiar Handling, Unfamiliar Power, SIG SAUER® has taken the proven features of the SIG516TM and applied them into a potent AR-based rifle chambered in 7.62 x 51mm. Utilizing the short stroke pushrod operating system, an M1913 Mil-Std rail, free-floating barrel, aluminum quad rail forend, telescoping stock, and Magpul® PMAG®, the SIG716 is the rifle of choice when you require the power of a larger caliber carbine.
Although the weapon was apprehended by authorities, one can only imagine the type of destruction and carnage it would have cause had it ended up in the possession of the wrong individual.
The second Amendment in the bill of rights does say that we have the right to bear arms, but after all that has taken place in a little over a year, a person can only wonder if this is one amendment that can use a facelift.