Thursday, March 11, 2010

Thinking About Going Back To School

This is "one of those things" in the news that makes you go hmm
I know one young man who would be happy to go back to school if this purchase is going to be used for new curriculum.
Federal and state law across the American (and even here in Maine) declares schools to be “gun-free zones,” yet the U.S. Department of Education is in the process of purchasing more than two-dozen short-barreled police-style shotguns which are supposed to be delivered by March 22 to an address in Chicago, IL.

A source in New York stumbled over the solicitation notice, which carries the number: EDOOIG-10-000004.

The purchase is for 27 Remington Model 870 pump-action shotguns with 14-inch modified choke barrels (the legal minimum length for private citizens is 18 inches without a special license). These shotguns are to be fitted with Wilson Combat ghost ring rear sights, Knoxx adjustable stocks and Speedfeed fore-ends.

Even more intriguing is the fact that, according to the solicitation notice, these are the “only shotguns authorized for ED based on compatibility with ED existing shotgun inventory, certified armor and combat training and protocol, maintenance, and parts."
USERS:(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Canada: Used by Canadian Forces.[7]
Greece: EKAM counter-terrorist unit of the Hellenic Police.[8]
Ireland: Used by the Army Ranger Wing.[10]
Luxembourg: Unité Spéciale de la Police group of the Grand Ducal Police.[11][12][13]
Malaysia: Malaysian Special Operations Force.[14]
United Kingdom: Designated L74A1 in military service, used by United Kingdom Special Forces and a few Specialist Firearms Officers as a breaching weapon.[15]
United States: Designated M870 in military service.[16] Also used by the US Secret Service[17] and various police forces
You can read the full article (where I got this info)

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