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After a YouTube video by jtmcdole put paid to Newt Gingrich’s assertion that “You can’t put a gun rack in a [Chevy] Volt,” the presidential candidate has modified his remarks. (Imagine that.) Gingrich now quotes a hunter pal who says there’s no room in GM’s gas-electric tax-sucker for a gun rack AND a dead deer . Which is also not true. While I don’t think Sawzall will do the right thing and create a video showing just how easy it is to put a dead deer in the back of a Volt (and the seats, Newt didn’t say anything about the seats), I challenge TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia to show the world the truth about guns, Volts and animal carcasses.

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  1. When has anyone put a deer in a car? I thought this guy was from rural Georgia . . . maybe things are different down south compared to Wisconsin.

    • I am in SC, I have never had a deer IN my truck, now it is only a Supercrew F15o V8 Triton, but my boss has never had one in her F350 dually diesel, perhaps these are both too small?

      Hell, I could mount a deer on my wife’s little honda.

  2. So, uhm, can someone draw me a Venn diagram of Volt owners/armed intelligentsia/deer hunters? ’cause I think what you’re asking for is evidence of the existence of a statistical outlier. Heck, I don’t think a Volt would make it from my house, to deer hunting territory, and back without running out of power.

    • It’d depend on just how far you are from hunting territory. The electricity runs for about 36 miles. The gas tank has a 9.3 gallon capacity and a 35-40 mpg (city-highway) for a total range all combined of 360 to 407 miles roundtrip assuming you don’t fill up somewhere. All numbers are according to Chevy. You’d probably be better off using a Volt as a day-to-day car (assuming your commute is short) while keeping a truck around for hunting.

  3. I was really hesitant to open the comment thread for fear of what pictures might be posted here, now I’m kinda disappointed. I guess its because deer season is over…

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