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As GM blasts Newt Gingrich, a man makes a Volt gun rack

USA Today -- General Motors is firing back today in the flap over GOP candidate Newt Gingrich's shots at its electric Chevrolet Volt. And so did a guy with a Volt, who creates his own gun rack for the extended-range electric car.

At issue is Newt's populist punch line to argue that the $39,995 Volt is a subsidized "Obama car" for wealthy buyers, while others struggle to buy a good used truck. "You can't put a gun rack in a Volt," Gingrich, the former speaker of the House seeking the Republican presidential nomination, is saying.

GM's comeback? GM spokesman Selim Bingol pens the comeback in the GM/BTW blog, asking why would you want a gun rack anyway?

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GM will be punch drunk by the end of the presidential campaigns. Democrats and Republicans both have served notice that they think they can ...


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Submitted Feb 22, 2012 By: BurntOrange
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TustinDad
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 10:25:28 PM

Tacodan wrote: "GM = No Thanks"

So you rather support overseas manufacturing and contribute to our unemployment. Well, that's patriotic!
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Tacodan
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 7:00:23 PM

GM = No Thanks....................
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 6:51:51 PM

Interesting use of trunk space.
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TustinDad
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 4:23:57 PM

NedW wrote: "Why would anyone want to pay that for a Volt?"

Why would anyone want to pay for a Prius??
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 2:50:55 PM

"GM's comeback? GM spokesman Selim Bingol pens the comeback in the GM/BTW blog, asking why would you want a gun rack anyway?"

Why would anyone want to pay that for a Volt?
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TustinDad
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:17:31 PM

clpassenubye wrote: "do us all a favor and close GM"

Why? Don't you think we have enough unemployment as it is?
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clpassenubye
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 1:03:50 PM

do us all a favor and close GM
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:55:19 PM

Norm10 wrote: "If I had a Volt I would add a gun rack so I could protect myself when I got stuck in the middle of no where.

Just a thought - maybe GM should install a Honda generator in every Volt to act as an emergency power supply."

You have absolutely no idea what a Volt is, do you? Your comments speak very loudly. Volt has a gasoline engine that kicks in when the battery goes low. It is sort of a "Honda generator" but it is already designed in to the car. Duh!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:52:58 PM

Will it be some kind of electric ray gun?
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 12:22:49 PM

Wow Martin Man you are surely gone around the bend. I really don't care for Newt, I was commenting on the guys need to put in a gun rack. But even if I did what's it to you? Go troll somewhere else. BTW you insulted a person who nine times out of ten agrees with you. I suggest taking the whole prozac instead of cutting them in half.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 11:53:28 AM

If I had a Volt I would add a gun rack so I could protect myself when I got stuck in the middle of no where.

Just a thought - maybe GM should install a Honda generator in every Volt to act as an emergency power supply.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 11:47:24 AM

"I'm not Republican or a Newt fan but -

He is right - the average income of the Volt buyers is over $125,000!

The truth hurts sometimes!"

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Oh the blindness of hypocrisy.

I know people with 1/3 that income, that drive $40,000 cars.

Is it due to income? Is it due to preferences? Is it do to practicalities? Is it due to intelligence?

I know a business owner who's business has nearly doubled over the last two years, who nearly did a million in gross sales last year. Guess what? He was looking to buy a Ford Fusion or Toyota Prius hybrid over a year ago, and would have considered a Volt had they been available when he was looking. Why?

Because as a small business owner, he would rather see his money stay here in the states (Detroit), than go over seas (Japan, middle east). He ultimately did not buy one, because he couldn't find a Fusion reasonably close enough, and the Toyota dealers were asking huge premiums over sticker.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 11:33:08 AM

In some states, it is illegal to have firearms inside the vehicle where the driver has direct access, without a CWP. I don't know what the Michigan laws are - someone will probably chime-in.

[Edited by: Martinman at 2/22/2012 11:34:40 AM EST]
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MAJB
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 11:25:14 AM

Obviously, it is a gun rack, but not very useful in its current configuration. In an SUV or a pick-up, a gun rack actually is accessible and there for functional. However, I guess you could make the Volt work like an electric fence to protect the guns...
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 11:19:55 AM

"So he put in a gun rack for what? So he could hunt down his daily Starbucks fix? Or maybe so he could make sure his Barista got his latte right? "

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Ah,... did someone upset the Newty nuts?
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 11:05:28 AM

The Volt owner "Could be a redneck" Good for them bad for Newton
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 11:03:56 AM

So he put in a gun rack for what? So he could hunt down his daily Starbucks fix? Or maybe so he could make sure his Barista got his latte right?
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 10:52:42 AM

cleaver u tube video on how to put a gun rack in a volt! newt wrong again.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 10:33:24 AM

American's right to bear arms.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 10:27:12 AM

Newt, he leaves no stone unturned.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 10:21:54 AM

I'm not Republican or a Newt fan but -

He is right - the average income of the Volt buyers is over $125,000!

The truth hurts sometimes!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 9:32:22 AM

Lol...love it
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 9:18:07 AM

Get over it, already!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 9:15:09 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 9:12:02 AM

Very Useless.
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funny but useless
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 9:02:48 AM

Good job!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 8:51:23 AM

LOL good for him!
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 8:51:16 AM

It is too bad the volt is getting such bad press. This technology is the way we need to go in the country, and this kind of politics is doing nothing but clouding the issue.
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2012 8:45:58 AM

Well by Golly,

If I can get one with a gun rack, then I'm in.
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