Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child?







The U.S. Department of Education is buying tactical shotguns for it's Chicago Office of the Inspector General:


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"


And not just any shotguns, but bad-ass ones with law enforcement-restricted short barrels, ghost ring sights, recoil reducers, and Speedfeed stocks for carrying extra ammo. Pretty much every shotgun accessory except a tactical light. (Maybe they skipped that option because school's out at night?)

What's up with that? Is the Department of Education creating its own SWAT teams?

It is not uncommon for Inspector General personnel to be law enforcement officers, since they might investigate criminal violations such as fraud and other white-collar offenses. But the usual self-defense weapon is a pistol. An accountant with a shotgun? Now, that's frightening.

1 comment:

A Daring Adventure said...

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