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IRS Will Arm Agents With 12-Gauge Shotguns

February 08, 2010  | 

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will arm its agents with Remington 870 pump-action shotguns, according to a solicitation request by the agency.

The federal tax collector posted an acquisition notice earlier this month on FedBizOpps.gov. The IRS will close its acquisition request on Wednesday.

The IRS will purchase 60 Remington Model 870 Police, 12-gauge pump-action shotguns for its Criminal Investigation Division. The Remington parkerized shotguns will include a 14-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, according to the notice.

The shotguns are designated as the only shotguns authorized for IRS duty, based on compatibility with existing IRS shotguns, certification by an armorer, combat training and protocol, maintenance and parts.

Quotes are submitted including an 11 percent Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET) and shipping costs to D.C.


Comments (3)

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W. Roberts @ 5/17/2013 7:26 AM

The first question is why does the IRS need ANY weapons? The second thing is that the IRS is NOT a US Gov't agency, but a private corporation, hence the need to pay a FAET tax! No Gov't organization has to pay taxes on purchases. The IRS has the "power" to freeze your assets until you pay up, so why have armed agents? If needed, they could utilize several other LE agencies to do enforcement.

Colin Poole @ 5/17/2013 12:52 PM

W. Roberts...you are ignorant. http://www.irs.gov/ is the website for the IRS, Internal Revenue Service, which is absolutely a government agency. Now I'd tear apart the rest of your statement but why bother if you don't even know the IRS is a government agency. You're already discredited.

W. Roberts @ 5/18/2013 7:17 AM

Okay, then WHY do they have to pay a tax? They are the collection agency for the Federal Reserve which is a private corporation owned by bankers. Check it out.

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