With the gun control debate in the U.S. raging at its highest pitch in years—if not ever—Stink Whispers wanted to ask average American gun owners for their takes on the old adage “You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.”
Here’s what they had to say.
“You can have my gun when you pry it from…”
“…the gun safe in my basement. Seriously, I forgot the combination. If you can figure out how to open the fucking thing, you can keep the guns. Just promise me you won’t steal my farm animal porn.”
—Bart Grasley, 3rd grade teacher, New Mexico
“…the quick-release holster hanging off the side of my wheelchair. That’s where I’ve kept it since I accidentally shot myself in the spine last summer.”
—Tyrone Chilton, lobbyist, Alabama