OMG! Paper Targets! Almost Human-Shaped Targets! OMG!

By Frank Williams

I ordered some paper targets for the pistol range from a seller on Amazon. They’re the type with a rectangular(ish) design that approximates a human silhouette. They cost a grand total of $15. And because they’re targets and they’re (roughly) “human shaped,” they’re being shipped to me via UPS and I’ll have to sign for them when they’re delivered . . .

The product description on Amazon includes the following:

WARNING: You must be 18 or older to purchase Targets depicting Humans or Human Silhouettes. All Targets depicting Humans or Human Silhouettes are shipped UPS and require an adult signature upon delivery. WARNING: Targets depicting Humans or Human Silhouettes cannot be shipped to New York. Please check your State, County and City laws for restrictions before ordering Targets depicting Humans or Human Silhouettes.

I can order $300 in kitchen knives or a chain saw and they’ll just dump the box by the front door and leave it. But for $15 worth of paper, I have to sign? To borrow a phrase from a former co-worker, that’s just re-DAMN-diculous!