If you are wondering why we need a federal Department of Education, here’s a question that will really baffle you: why do we need a Department of Education that thinks it needs an arsenal of Glocks and shotguns?
Since October 2001, the enforcement wing of the Department of Education has issued Glock pistols to its special agents as a matter of course, according to documents obtained by MuckRock. The department has continued building out its arsenal and expanding its agents’ weapons selection using discounted law enforcement rates offered to the U.S. Capitol Police and the ATF.
The purchase orders and documents provided to MuckRock user Scriven King — which date back seven years – indicate that the Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General has purchased more than 200 Glocks for its special agents since 2006, spending more than $80,000 on pistols in that span. The OIG alsospent $17,000.79 on Remington shotguns in September 2010, according to another purchase order.