March 30, 2010

Department of Education Buys Shotguns

(—The Department of Education has placed an official request for bids to fill an order of 27 tactical shotguns.

Yes, the Department of Education is buying riot shotguns.

The full purchase order is available online, here.

Department of Education

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.

The Department of Education has joined the Internal Revenue Service in a disturbing trend of arming government bureaucracies.

Do you think the Department of Education should purchase shotguns?

Comments (17)

Well, I'd say shotguns are a good choice if your aim is not real good. They'll most likely be placed back in the gun safe after firing one shell unless they ordered padded shooting jackets.

Posted by: JWallace | April 15, 2010 6:18 PM    Report this comment

Well, in any case, it'll be educational! :D

Posted by: DJStuCrew | April 5, 2010 5:51 PM    Report this comment

To paraphrase the anitgunners, "what is the DOE afraid of?".

Posted by: lorenzo | April 3, 2010 10:58 AM    Report this comment

I agree with Gaviota. It has to be the idea of some bureaucratic pinhead looking to expand his fiefdom. Or do the DoE's CPAs don SWAT gear and grab their shotguns to sit down and examine a pile of paper for fraud?

Posted by: Visigoth52 | April 3, 2010 10:55 AM    Report this comment

Maybe their finally going to take on the teacher's union.

Posted by: Robert J | April 2, 2010 7:05 AM    Report this comment

What is the Department of Education going to do with shotguns that they can't take to any of their "gun-free-zone" schools? Are they building a bunker under the DC office building?

I think this is the pet project of some stupid "tactical" wannabe in the head office.


Posted by: Lee W | April 1, 2010 11:01 PM    Report this comment

Perhaps the DOE plans to start a curriculum for the Hitler....oops I mean Obama Youth. When he campaigned, he promised a national security force. One just as strong and well funded as our military. Isn't that why the National Guard and the civilian marksmanship programs were started? I could get behind a National High School Trap or Skeet Program. I see no need for the DOE to have tactical or riot shotguns.

Posted by: Range Check | April 1, 2010 8:26 PM    Report this comment

Charles - if that was the case, I don't think there'd be any discipline problems in the schools! ;)

Posted by: PVB | April 1, 2010 6:33 PM    Report this comment

Holy crap, I'm glad I am finished with high school. Back in my day they used a paddle to enforce discipline, now they use a .12 guage.

Posted by: Dulrug | April 1, 2010 5:22 PM    Report this comment

What I would like to know is "who" says and "why" is this needed.

Posted by: PVB | April 1, 2010 10:14 AM    Report this comment

The Dept of Education is another unconstitutial branch of government. Put the shotguns in the military arsenals and sent the Dept of Ed to the unemployment line.

Posted by: William D | April 1, 2010 9:38 AM    Report this comment

The Education Dept. has an arsenal? Why? They have no police power or authority that I am aware of. They made no appearances at Columbine or any other school incidents. Is this arsenal just for security at Ed. Dept. buildings or for some other reason?

This is the type of issue that should compel some answers. But will we get any from this "open" administration? Not a chance.

Posted by: Visigoth52 | April 1, 2010 9:10 AM    Report this comment

my armorer is an FFL...trying to read more on this but it kinda the Gov. can circumvent it's own SOP...but I guess you can't believe everythng you read?

Kindest Regards...

In God We Trust...

Posted by: Geometric1 | April 1, 2010 9:10 AM    Report this comment

I've also read that these weapons when issued are not required to be transfered by/through an FFL... and no Brady background checks for the recipients...Correct me if I'm wrong...but...WHAT THE HELL is going on here???

Kindest Regards...

In God We Trust...

Posted by: Geometric1 | April 1, 2010 8:45 AM    Report this comment

When I first read the heading I thought maybe they were going to set up trap shooting teams in the schools but I guess not huh.

Posted by: JIM C | April 1, 2010 8:44 AM    Report this comment

27 shotguns doesn't go very far. Then there's this: "compatibility with ED existing shotgun inventory, certified armor and combat training and protocol..." I wonder why....

Posted by: PVB | April 1, 2010 7:07 AM    Report this comment

Hell Yes! Err...I mean who will they be issued to? A chicken in every pot...and a 12 Ga. in every class room???? Might not be a bad idea??!!

Kindest Regards...

In God We Trust...

Posted by: Geometric1 | March 31, 2010 9:37 PM    Report this comment

Add your comments ...

New to Gun Tests? Register for Free!

Already Registered? Log In