Paul L. Caron

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

IRS to Buy 60 Shotguns

870 shotgun The IRS is soliciting quotes for its purchase of 60 shotguns:

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intends to purchase sixty Remington Model 870 Police RAMAC #24587 12 gauge pump-action shotguns for the Criminal Investigation Division. The Remington parkerized shotguns, with fourteen inch barrel, modified choke, Wilson Combat Ghost Ring rear sight and XS4 Contour Bead front sight, Knoxx Reduced Recoil Adjustable Stock, and Speedfeed ribbed black forend, are designated as the only shotguns authorized for IRS duty based on compatibility with IRS existing shotgun inventory, certified armorer and combat training and protocol, maintenance, and parts.

(Hat tip: Government Bytes (Official Blog of the National Taxpayers Union).)

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Why do they need shot guns, why are they planning to rob us as they have the banks only they need shotguns to get it from us, what are they afraid of oh yea we are tea party bunch and we have guns that is why they need the guns. they no longer can get money unless thay take it from us by force now I get it. as i said they can have my guns when they pry my dead hand off them.

Posted by: FLOYD CHANDLER | Feb 4, 2010 12:00:58 PM

IRS is preparing to enforce healthcare reform. Every one must buy public option insurance or else.

Posted by: Steve Karpa | Feb 4, 2010 7:22:17 AM

I prefer #1 Buckshot. Three times the pellets and only a tiny bit smaller.

Posted by: RT | Feb 4, 2010 6:24:30 AM

Oleg Volk did a great graphic on this back about a decade ago.

Posted by: Anonymous Coward | Feb 4, 2010 4:56:07 AM

I'm more than a little dismayed to read that the IRS gets Combat Training."

Posted by: bobby b | Feb 4, 2010 3:34:43 AM

I wonder why the shorter barrel. my mossberg with 18" carries 7 rounds. Probably 2 more than their's ????

Posted by: dorf | Feb 4, 2010 3:24:16 AM

Yep, I like my Mossberg 500 better as well. I load my own on occasion so I have a variety of different loads at my disposal. I load a few Nam loads occasionally. If the shot don't get ya the other mix will.

Posted by: af ticker | Feb 4, 2010 1:25:24 AM

Hell, my extended family owns that many shotguns, including some (perfectly legal) 10-ga sawed-offs.

Insty is absolutely right.

Posted by: Mike C | Feb 3, 2010 7:59:41 PM

Those should make audit interviews interesting.

Posted by: Woody | Feb 3, 2010 7:56:31 PM

Well, now, I just got a magazine extension for my Remington M-870 to go along with my 18 in. barrel. After looking at theirs, I still like mine better. My wood stock is prettier, and I have more firepower.

Posted by: templar knight | Feb 3, 2010 7:51:46 PM

Mike Vanderboegh (as usual) has a more jaundiced view of it:

Besides the length of the barrel, what struck me as interesting is that they want it with a modified choke. Most police and tactical shotguns are in cylinder (or more open) choke. Hmm.

Posted by: J Richardson | Feb 3, 2010 7:32:34 PM

Fourteen-inch barrels. That makes these entry shotguns, as in, weapons designed with the intent of being taken into Americans' homes and shoved in their faces.

Posted by: Tom | Feb 3, 2010 7:14:03 PM

I'm glad they went with the Knoxx Reduced Recoil Adjustable Stock since it might reduce health care costs or at least discomfort.

Posted by: everysandwich | Feb 3, 2010 7:10:21 PM

Well- for once the government and I are spending our money on the same thing. I'd bet I get a better deal on mine, though...

Posted by: huios | Feb 3, 2010 6:54:08 PM

Only 60 (not 60 million or trillion)? I guess they only expect strong resistance from a few.

Posted by: egoist | Feb 3, 2010 6:48:52 PM

Does anyone see the irony in the IRS ordering the type of firearm they will likely be arresting people for possessing? Short Barreled Shotguns (under 18" barrel) require a $200 tax stamp, unless of course, you're the IRS.

Posted by: Matt Groom | Feb 3, 2010 6:42:56 PM

As Instapundit quips, the taxpayers have a hell of a lot more than 60 shotguns at their disposal. I'm kind of partial to my own Mossberg 500 loaded with a mix of Remington slugs and 00 buckshot. And if this kind of egregious tax and crap continues it'll be time soon enough for taxpayers to start using them.

Posted by: H Tuttle | Feb 3, 2010 6:37:13 PM