GM Responds to Newt Gingrich's Ludicrous Chevy Volt Gun Rack Comment

By · February 23, 2012

Chevy Volt with gun rack

GM is firing back on all cylinders in response to GOP candidate Newt Gingrich's recent attack on the Chevrolet Volt.

General Motors is firing back on all cylinders, and with a fully charged battery pack, in response to GOP candidate Newt Gingrich's recent shot at the Chevrolet Volt. Yesterday, Gingrich commented, "You can't put a gun rack in a Volt."

The General's response? When's the last time you saw a gun rack in any sedan? GM spokesman Selim Bingol issued this statement on BTW—a blog created to share GM's views on news and topics of interest affecting the automaker:

Newt Gingrich has taken up saying that "You can't put a gun rack on a Volt." That's like saying "You can't put training wheels on a Harley." Actually, you can. But the real question is "Why would you?"

As Bingol points out, training wheels on a Harley-Davidson would look as weird as a gun rack in a Chevy Volt and suggests that gun racks and training wheels are better suited to "pickup trucks and little Schwinns, respectively."

In case you're still wondering whether or not a gun rack fits in a Chevy Volt, here's a video that proves Gingrich is wrong.

Is the Volt an off-roader designed for backwoods hunting? No, but as the political debates continue to heat up, you can bet that the Chevy Volt will be the target of countless attacks—that aim about as good as Dick Cheney hunting with good friends.

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