IRS Soliciting Quotes for Shotguns

Ran across this and couldn’t resist sharing. I first saw it on blog Kruse & Crawford CPAs. Note they also are blogging about FATCA, FBAR and taxation.

 “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.”

FedBizOpps site:

I had to remind myself that most of us do not live in the US, and so far, they can’t enforce in other countries. Of course, with the RCMP ‘easing Canadians into the idea’ of US agents in Canada, can we count on it remaining that way?

(Thanks renouncecitizenship for the alarming post of May 23rd,


14 thoughts on “IRS Soliciting Quotes for Shotguns

  1. This is not the first time I read rumors of this type about the IRS looking for shotguns. I haven’t heard as many rumors about the IRS opening bidding for sidearms or rifles.

    Shotguns are generally long-barreled smoothbore weapons that can fire cartridges that scatter deadly shrapnel in the general direction of whatever they are being fired at (there are also shotgun cartridges that can fire one or multiple “less-than-lethal” rubber balls, though one would not want to catch such a rubber ball anywhere on his/her body, and especially not in the eye, ear, nuts, or for the ladies… mammillaries, or…). Shotguns are commonly used in bird-hunting because even if one cannot aim in an exact manner to hit a moving target, the field of fire with one shot is such that one might just clip a pheasant or such anyway. Up to “Fido” to smell out where the prey falls.

    Modern pistols and rifles can be aimed to hit a particular point (+/- a certain margin) if the weapon is well adjusted, and the user is trained and good enough. Such weapons are excellent to stop somebody cold that is messing with you (without hurting the guy or gal standing next to that person).

    Figuratively and facetiously speaking, the IRS is looking for shotguns, that means that they are willing (and or ignorant enough) to address not only a potential target that they might really want to hit, but also everybody in the immediate physical personal vicinity of such target). That means that they are bad shots and/or they don’t care who they hurt.

    Sounds horribly like the OVDI. Minnows in with the Whales. Clip-‘em, says the IRS, we don’t care.

  2. I fear we could be heading towards a one-world bank in which they eventually not only have an international Fatca but also a worldwide standardized tax regime and thus, also international enforcement. Similarly to cyberspace, our current notions of national sovereignty will probably become dated. Thus, the IRS will ‘always get their man’.

  3. When Revenue Canada is mad at you, they just take you to court. Canadians are so boring.

  4. One would think the IRS has enough firepower between local law enforcement agencies and the FBI. I am gratified to see that a number of blogs and sites spanning the right to the left are at least asking why the IRS actually needs these weapons.

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