Friday, March 19, 2010

DoE Buys Tactical Weapons

The U.S. Dept. of Education has advertised that it is taking bids to supply them with 27 tactical shotguns. The weapons are to be fitted with 14" barrels. (Click here to see.)

The Remington 870's designated "are designated as the only shotguns authorized for ED based on compatibility with ED existing shotgun inventory . . ."


James Muncil of the Patriots of America Blog asks the appropriate questions:

Since when did the DoE become an agency that needed firepower? How do the Dems and Libs justify this purchase while passionately protesting for gun-free schools? Is there some sort of enforcement arm of DoE that we don't know about? Or is this just in preparation for the enforcement/expansion of the liberal agenda in our nation's school systems?
. . . .  In the grand scheme of the out-of-control spending by our government, 27 shotguns is a tiny waste of money, but it doesn't negate the irrelevance of the purchase by a non-law enforcement agency.

Yahoo News provides some answers. Unfortunately, the answers are at least as disturbing as the questions:

The department and other federal agencies have weapons because the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and some earlier laws empowered agents in their offices of inspector general to carry firearms.
More than just eagle-eyed numbers crunchers poring over records for waste and fraud involving federal tax dollars, special agents for the inspectors general actually hit the streets to round up the bad guys.
"Major (inspectors general) not only perform audits and review the efficiency of federal programs, they also conduct extensive criminal investigations," said Paul Feeney , a spokesman for the inspector general at the Department of Agriculture . "Many people may not be aware of the dangerous circumstances that agents may encounter."

All this underscores the fact that government-controlled compulsory education grows out of the barrel of a gun.

What's next? DoE SWAT teams to raid home school families? Oh, wait . . . that's already happened . . . more than once!

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