Thursday, February 4, 2010

More armed thugs

So the IRS has put out a bid for 60 shotguns. I like the model, but they need to realize that the adjustable stocks are illegal here in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Oh, silly me, those rules don't apply for anyone but us poor serfs.

I like their choice of shotgun. The 870 has served me quite well, and if I was to buy another I would get one with the ghost ring sights. I didn't see anything about an extended magazine tube, so I would certainly have that.

This is nothing new, nothing worth getting outraged about. The Federal government has been concerned with it's own safety and well-being over it's citizens since the Cold war with it's COG (Continuity of Government) policies. I'm beginning to wonder how extensive these policies are. I'm willing to bet the day after the end of the world there will be a Tax man banging on what's left of the door to get the government's share.

5 comments:

theotherryan said...

They might be buying the ones with the full tubes. Though slightly less common the 870 can be had stock in that configuration. I don't really see a reason for Ghost Ring sites. If you need more than a bead then shot isn't effective anyway.

theotherryan said...

They got full tube ones.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2010/02/05/the-irs-shotgun/

chinasyndrome said...

Wouldn't really think of not paying taxes as a reason to get pumped full o double aught,huh?

Mayberry said...

Oh well, when the world ends, we get to shoot back....

Bitmap said...

They have 14" barrels (that's an SBS to you and me). How far can you extend the mag with a 14" barrel?

Here is your link:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=8d3b076bd4de14bbda5aba699e80621d&tab=core&_cview=1&cck=1&au=&ck=