Nothing warms me up in the morning like the idea that the IRS is preparing a swat team equipped with pump action shotguns. I guess Urkel thinks they’re gonna have to start shooting at us to squeeze what we have left out of us? This at least certainly suggests the days of accountants fighting it out may be over.
Solicitation Number: TIRWR-10-Q-00023
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Office: Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Location: Field Operations Branch Western (OS:A:P:B:W)
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.
Give us your money or we’ll shoot!
Remington Law Enforcement: Model 870
Yes, this is quite scarry. First that pencil pushers which might have recieved less than adequate training in combat weapons tracing about with these weapons in office buildings (standby for collateral damage) and second that the majority of tax criminals rarely go about with fully auto weapons, body armor, and take no prisoners attitude. They are usually rich a#%holes hiding behind their lawyers and foriegn bank accounts. So if an IRS representative needs armed back up they should just call in Federal Marshalls or the local Sheriffs Office. Why should we pay for not only the weapons but the training needed for personnel to use them when we have law enforcement officials who are already trained for just the situations required by armed personnel? I think the clerically trained should stay that way and leave the TJ Hooker senarios to the guys and gals in blue.
I have a Mossberg Model 500 with a 20″ barrel and 6 +1 round capacity. And a Ruger Mini 14 with a few 30 round magazines. And several other rifles, shotguns, and pistols.
I’m not gonna shoot it out with them, I prefer a ballot-box revolution. But, I don’t plan to live in the USSA either.
I’m struggling to imagine a scenario that would require shotgun-wielding IRS agents. I mean, G-Men aren’t still roaming through the backwoods searching for moonshiners, are they? If someone owes $20.000 in back taxes; hell, if someone owes $200,000 in unpaid taxes, does the IRS expect a potential barricaded-man situation when they pay a visit? After all, money is just paper, (we already know how to just print more), is it really worth it to start squeezing triggers?
As to Count Crash’s T.J. Hooker comment, all I have to say is, “…taste my 12-gauge pumpie!”
Answer to the GOVERNMENT .. buy one, we’ll buy two .. Sexy Indeed .. teri
…wonder what scripture will be printed on these beauties….my Mosberg says “BANG. Dial 911”
Let’s see…if they can “create” a $40K/yr job for $250K….how much will each Remmy 870 cost us?
Ok, I’m wondering why the IRS needs weapons at all. Shouldn’t the FBI and/or Federal Marshalls be handling law enforcement? Is every branch of the government going to get weapons and their own gestapo? This is yet another sign that government and it’s agencies need to be reigned in.
Shiver me timbers! ~ helps to pack a pirate for protection: Click on SYD-matey!
Re: Abdul info blast: “Gibbsie” on phone to Chris Wallace: “…yes, but when I said ‘we got everything we needed’ in that 50 minute interrogation…I was talking about everything we needed at that moment. What they’re getting now is, uh, um other stuff. Why do ‘you guys’ always make this about politics?”
Meanwhile on The Hill during Q&A regarding the outting of this information: “…it’s just that we find it awful interesting that you all chose NOW to release to the country (and to the enemy) the fact this guy is singing like a canary.” House Spokesperson “this is not about politics”.
Silver lining to turning on the news today: no mushroom cloud. Two foot snow on the way; but no mushroom cloud.
Scripture suggestion for IRS’ new weapons: Exodus 20:15
Maybe this is why:
There is a PDF from the Department of Labor that supports this story.
So…why do they get to have 14 inch barrels and we have to have, at least, 18 inch shotguns in most states? Maybe someone should do a “citizen’s arrest” for Federal Firearms non-compliance on any IRS agent carrying one of these…..
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