IRS Criminal Investigation Soliciting 60 Remmington 870 Shotguns
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intends to purchase 60 12-gauge pump-action Remmington 870 shotguns for the Criminal Investigation Division.
This raises questions: Why would the IRS need shotguns? And if the IRS traditionally keeps stocks of ammunition on hand, what quantity, and under what circumstances do they use them?
Considering the scope of the IRS, 60 is not a large quantity. Remmington 870s guns are widely used by the public for sport shooting, hunting, and self-defense. It is also commonly used by law enforcement and the military worldwide.
This public solicitation is published on the Federal Business Opportunities website - a division of the Treasury Department, where one can search for more than 25,000 active "Federal opportunities" open to citizens and vendors. This bid closes on February 10.
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...and 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.