“The Ohio Highway Patrol is spending more than $600,000 [ED: $645k] to replace its shotguns because the old ones are too long to fit in the front seat of the Dodge Chargers the state bought to replace Ford Crown Victoria cruisers, the law-enforcement staple that is no longer manufactured,” mydaytondailynews.com reports. “The new guns — Remington 870’s with 14-inch barrels — can be mounted upright in the front seat of a new cruiser, while the older 20-inch Remingtons would only fit in the trunk.” Hey at least they’re sticking with shotguns. “We’ve had shotguns for years,” the OHP spokesperson said. “It’s an effective weapon. It’s a reliable weapon.” Yes but—unplanned obsolescence. “Troopers also are being trained to use rifles in preparation for a statewide rollout of those weapons.” I don’t supposed anyone told the OHP they can’t sell those short-barreled shotguns into the civilian market. Your tax money hard at work.