(DISCLAIMER: KIDS, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. IF YOU ARE NOT AN 'ONLY ONE,' THAT MISSING FEW INCHES ON YOUR SHOTGUN BARREL CAN BRING THE U.S. MARSHALS AND FBI SNIPERS TO YOUR HOUSE TO SHOOT YOUR KID IN THE BACK AND DRILL YOUR WIFE THROUGH THE HEAD WHILE SHE'S HOLDING HER BABY. JUST ASK RANDY WEAVER.)
So, it seems the Internal Revenue Service is buying itself some new toys -- short-barreled shotguns for home-invasion work, just like the free-lance criminals use. Of course, independent felons not acting under color of law (and there's something refreshing about their honesty compared to the IRS) do not have the taxpayers to fund their logistics -- they just saw the barrels off some garden-variety stolen twelve-gauge, but then, hey, nothing but the best for the King's revenue agents.
Here's the money paragraph:
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.
Submit quotes including 11% Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET) and shipping to Washington DC.
I shared this with Robert "Mad Bob" REDACTED, commanding officer of the Dogtown Rangers. His reaction?
"Only sixty?" he asked in wonderment. "Ain't gonna be enough. Ain't gonna be NEARLY enough, the dumb sonsabitches."