Ol' Gunny is a gun that is passed from father to son; the male Puppington tradition. However, Clay used it poorly and it caused the death of his mother when he used it in a prank. Clay's father, Arthur, ended the tradition because it's tainted in blood. Clay tells Ol' Gunny that he'll keep the tradition going; only to fail terribly. Clay gave it to Orel, but Clay took the gun away and gave him another gun, probably because he didn't want Orel to go through like he did or Clay is still traumatized about his past and the gun reminded him about that day.