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“The President has said, you know, you ought to buy smaller cars. Now, let me start with a simple premise that most Oklahomans will understand: You cannot put a gun rack in a Volt!” – Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich speaking at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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  1. Next up the smart car! Though I couldn’t see any self respecting gun owner owning one of those.

    • When I was a kid, I’d take my bolt-action single-shot .22 apart, wrap it up in a grocery sack, then tie it across my handle bars. I could then ride to more distant “hunting grounds.” I very seldom returned home without squirrels or rabbits or whatever game birds were in season. I’d show my trophies off, go out back to skin or pluck whatever, bring it back in to my Grandmother and would soon be enjoying my game. I didn’t know we were poor. Looking back, maybe I wasn’t the poor kid, the ones that didn’t get to go hunting and fishing all the time were the poor kids. I sure feel sorry for kids today and the way they don’t seem to really get to play and explore. The internet is neat but a creek is a lot more fun for a ten year old boy.

      • Your comment brings back some fond memories, virtualjohn. I also used to bicycle carry, and the creek was my playground every summer when my folks would rent a shack in the mountains so we kids could get out of the big city and breathe fresh air. I caught pickerel and suckers with small balls of white bread or red wigglers as bait, and I shot tin cans with a .22.

        As an adult, the toys got way more expensive, but I never had more fun than I did with a $10 Mitchell, a $50 Nylon 66 in Mohawk Brown and a battered, green Columbia with white streamers.

        • Seriously John. I count myself very luck to have grown up meer minutes of walking from the woods. I spent many a summer vacation day, when I wasn’t playing video games, traipsing around the woods alone and with friends, blowing stuff up with left over fireworks, hiking, and, even though parents today would have a coronary, playing around at a construction site where they were building a community college on the other side of the woods. I even remember one time when me and my best friend found a stolen van turned on it’s side in those woods once, good times.

          I really feel sorry for kids now with their American idols and Justin Biebers and such. They are really missing out.

  2. Every time I hear the phrase “gun rack”, I think of the scene from Wayne’s World, where his crazy ex gives him one.

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