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March 11, 2010

Failure to Do Homework Will Be Dealt with Appropriately

Remington Shotguns - Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities
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 required date of delivery is March 22, 2010. -- The Powers That Be

Posted by Vanderleun at March 11, 2010 1:32 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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To be fair, if you click through you'll see that delivery is to the Dept of Education office in Chicago. If you're going into any of the public schools around here, a shotgun is probably the minimum you want to go in with...

Posted by: Rich N at March 11, 2010 2:49 PM

I wrote to them about this two days ago, and here is the response I got back from them:

Thank you for your email to Holly Le. Ms. Le has forwarded your inquiry to the Office of Inspector General for response. The Office of Inspector General is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Department of Education and is responsible for the detection of waste, fraud, abuse, and other criminal activity involving Federal education funds, programs, and operations. As such, OIG operates with full statutory law enforcement authority, which includes conducting search warrants, making arrests, and carrying firearms. The acquisition of these firearms is necessary to replace older and mechanically malfunctioning firearms, and in compliance with Federal procurement requirements. For more information on OIG's law enforcement authority, please visit our Web site at: www.ed.gov/oig.
The information is available on the front page of our site.

Thank you again for your inquiry.

Catherine Grant
Public Affairs Liaison
U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General

Posted by: Patvann at March 11, 2010 4:35 PM

The 14 inch barrels on those puppies would make them Class IIIs.

Posted by: WWWebb at March 11, 2010 10:06 PM

RE 14" barrels: "NFA for thee, not for me."

Posted by: monkeyfan at March 12, 2010 4:36 AM

SWAT teams for school systems ... getting hairy out there, folks.

On a related note, our neighborhood daycare lady has a CCL. Sort of a carrying-carer, ya know?

The beat goes on...

Posted by: Robert at March 12, 2010 9:47 AM

This will go on your permanent record, punk.

Posted by: ed in texas at March 12, 2010 12:31 PM

Remember the good old days when the bad kids grabbed their ankles when told to and got a swat with a paddle?
Now they're actually using SWAT?

Posted by: Cheezburgrrr at March 13, 2010 6:51 AM

Yes it does seem odd, but Patvann's comment makes sense. The Post Office has Postal Inspectors, it's own police force.

I think this comes about because there is no general police power in the federal government, no general federal police force. Outside of federal property and specific federal laws the federal government just does not have police authority. The general police power still resides with the states.

At least that is how I remember it from law school.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at March 13, 2010 11:31 AM

My dog ate my homework. Shoot him.

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