Obama’s Department of Education has placed an order for 27 short barreled 12 gauge shotguns with the place of delivery to be Chicago Illinois.
The shotguns in question will have 14” barrels instead of the minimum 18” as required by law for civilian use. Since the 1934 National Firearms Act short barreled shotguns have been referred to as sawed-off shotguns.
It is illegal for a private citizen to possess a sawed-off modern smokeless powder shotgun with a barrel length less than 18” in length without a tax-stamped permit from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which requires a background check and a $200.00 fee for every transfer.
The intended purchase of these short barreled shotguns has raised questions about their purpose.
Why deliver these shotguns to the U.S. Department of Education, Chicago?
U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General c/o: Gary Pawlak, Special Agent 500 West Madison Street - Suite 1414 Chicago, IL 60661
Will these shotguns be used in the Chicago school system or will they be used to protect the Chicago teachers union as one report suggests.
Chicago is a city with the most draconian gun control laws in the Nation.
On March 2 in the oral argument phase of the McDonald v. Chicago gun rights case before the Supreme Court, the City of Chicago argued that the Right to Keep and Bear Arms does not apply to Local and State Governments.
The Hypocrisy of this intended purchase is enormous. Members of the Randy Weaver family were murdered by our government after a government agent asked Randy to cut the barrel of an old shotgun slightly less than the legal 18 inches.
Our government has a long history of Hypocrisy when it comes to gun rights. A perfect example is the recent seizer of 30 toy guns by the BATF because they claim the plastic toys are readily convertible to machine guns.
Obama has a history of supporting gun control but when it comes to his friends in Chicago apparently he doesn’t mind what type of gun they have, just as long as you and I are disarmed.
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