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The Education Department's Inspector General Means Business


Demian Brady

On our former blog, we noted that the IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division put out a request to purchase sixty Remington Model 870 Police RAMAC #24587 12 gauge pump-action shotguns.

 

This morning the Drudge Report has this incredulous headline about a related request: Dept of Education Needs 27 Short-Barreled Shotguns?

 

According to the Federal Business Opportunities website, the request is for:

 

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

 

But it isn’t as though the Department is trying to outdo Catholic school nuns in dispensing discipline. The request is for the Department’s Office of  Inspector General. I would assume this is for their agents investigating serious cases of fraud.

 


 

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Submitted by Joefus at: June 10, 2010
Do I read the order for shot guns correctly, to be delivered to the Dept. of Education? When I hear that the Police are concerned that they are out-gunned by some drug gangs, why would supplying The Dept. of Education with shot guns be an improvement?