The Department of Education is purchasing… shotguns?

Right from the .gov itself. The US Department of Education is purchasing shotguns. And not just any shotguns:

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) intends to purchase twenty-seven (27) REMINGTON BRAND MODEL 870 POLICE 12/14P MOD GRWC XS4 KXCS SF. RAMAC #24587 GAUGE: 12 BARREL: 14″ – PARKERIZED CHOKE: MODIFIED SIGHTS: GHOST RING REAR WILSON COMBAT; FRONT – XS CONTOUR BEAD SIGHT STOCK: KNOXX REDUCE RECOIL ADJUSTABLE STOCK FORE-END: SPEEDFEED SPORT-SOLID – 14″ LOP are designated as the only shotguns authorized for ED based on compatibility with ED existing shotgun inventory, certified armor and combat training and protocol, maintenance, and parts.

It’s Solicitation Number EDOOIG-10-000004 dated March 8, 2010.

Now, those are some pretty bitchin’ shotguns… I’m envious, especially of their 14″ barrels (your normal citizen can’t possess such a thing). And these are certainly not set up for going dove hunting. No.. these are “fightin'” shotguns.

Interesting that this model was chosen because it needs to be compatible with existing inventory and combat training.

I have to wonder, as are probably you…. what the hell sort of combat does the Department of Education have to involve itself in?

Oh wait, I see…

Place of Delivery:
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Inspector General
c/o: Gary Pawlak, Special Agent
500 West Madison Street – Suite 1414
Chicago, IL 60661

Chicago. Say no more. 😉

3 thoughts on “The Department of Education is purchasing… shotguns?

  1. Pingback: 27 Remington 870s For The Department Of Education | Gun Blog

  2. Wonder since I pay taxes, my taxes pay the salary of government employees — if I could use part of my money to pay myself and say I’m a government employee.

    Then I too could get a nifty “Better then the rest of you pogues” shotgun.

    Think it would work or would I spend lots of time breaking rocks in a fed pen?

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