“These are used specifically for an assassination,” said security consultant Bo Dietl, a former NYPD detective. “You’re not going to hunt deer with a super scope. That’s crazy.

“You could take someone out with one of these scopes in the dead of night from up to a mile-and-a-half-away,” he said. “I have friends in Iraq who use these. These are the real deal.”

Dan Wasserbly, a weapons expert with Jane’s International Defence Review, said the $7,000 Raptor 4X Night Vision Weapons Sight that Fermanova had is so advanced the average U.S. soldier wouldn’t use one.

And it’s used for automatic assault weapons, not hunting rifles. “It’s a piece of serious military hardware,” he said.