"You can't talk to a man, with a shotgun in his hand" -- Carole King
Well, I finally found out why the DOE needs to purchase 27 new military-order, Remington Model, 870 police 12/14P Mod GRWC XS4 KXCS SF. RAMAC #24587 GAUGE: 12 BARREL: 14" - Parkerized choke: modified sights: Ghost ring rear, WILSON COMBAT shotguns.
Arne Duncan's troops are about to invade Central Falls, Rhode Island.
Actually, they're to replace worn-out shotguns used by the Inspector General's office, says WaPo's Answer Sheet. Damn, why didn't I think of that? But I'm still wondering. Exactly how did those previous 27 shotguns get worn out?