Dept. of Education Builds Up Massive Arsenal Of Firearms
Education Department has spent over $100K in handguns and shotguns
October 24, 2013
Since at least 2001, the U.S. Department of Education has been building a massive arsenal of guns purchased through steep discounts orchestrated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the U.S. Capitol Police.
The Education Department’s Office of the Inspector General somehow found it necessary to spend over $80,000 on Glock pistols and over $17,000 on Remington shotguns in the past seven years for investigations into “fraud, waste or abuse of Department of Education funds.”
In July alone, the OIG purchased 30 Glock 27s for a total of $10,800, according to documents released by Muckrock.
Overall, the Dept. of Education is estimated to have over 200 handguns and at least 27 shotguns.
The shotguns even came with Wilson Combat Sights.
“I believe the requested firearms and parts are essential for the safe, effective and efficient operations of [OIG] Investigation Services,” Mary Mitchelson, the former Dept. of Education Inspector General, wrote in a February 2010 memo.