Warner Bros. Goes Looney Tunes by Taking Elmer Fudd’s Gun

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- Cartoon characters Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam will be stripped of their trademark guns, CNN and other major news outlets are reporting.

“We’re not doing guns,” executive producer Peter Browngardt reportedly told The New York Times. “But we can do cartoony violence — TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered in.”

But guns will not be? As Bugs Bunny would say, “What a maroon!”

“No mention is made of whether or not that the guns being removed was a response to gun violence and school shootings in the US,” CNN claims.

“In response to US gun violence, the showrunners will not include firearms in Fudd’s arsenal,” The Telegraph counters.

Per a promotional clip, it appears scythes and dynamite will be the new weapons of choice.

Those are curious substitutes considering scythes have been used in particularly brutal and bloody murders. It only took a few seconds to find a story from the (practically) gun-free U.K. where a teen’s “body was found in a ditch with a 5ft scythe embedded in his skull and more than 60 wounds across his body.” There was another bloody murder in this country, where “An Ohio teenager is in jail … after he confessed to brutally killing his 5-year-old niece with a scythe.”

As for dynamite, showrunners must not have considered the Bath School Massacre of the century past, when explosives were used in a series of attacks that “killed 38 elementary school children and 6 adults and injured at least 58 other people.”

Cartoon guns have a long tradition of being humorously used because they are a legitimate part of the situation being lampooned, and there is no evidence that children have been influenced by Elmer or Sam to go out and commit acts of violence.  Chasing and whacking other kids with a stick, particularly a gardening tool, is a different matter. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric First Aid for Caregivers and Teachers (PedFACTs) Participant Manual specifically cautions:

“Don’t allow playing with sticks.”

Realistically, though, what more needs to be said than “pediatricians”?

If it were up to the busybodies and do-gooders, we’d all be wearing helmets in rubber rooms. My generation used to play with all kinds of things when we were cubs (“kids” are herd animals), and most of us survived just fine and were ultimately better and safer for it.

This is a two-fold strategy, the first part being to keep children ignorant, to maintain that through adulthood, and to render personal ownership of guns culturally irrelevant. What the antis mean by “commonsense gun safety” is total avoidance, with no development-appropriate introduction and training in real gun safety. We’ve seen from their own PSAs where their oblivious, sheltered little urchins sword-fight with Mommy’s sex toys.


The second part of the tactic is one of erasing disapproved ideas from cultural memory. Stalin used falsification and censorship to rewrite history. The Taliban going after Buddhist statues and “progressive” useful idiots being manipulated to tear down Confederate monuments are more recent and current examples.

So now we have Fudd with no Fudd gun, and hunters and sport shooters should take note. That term is reserved for those who throw fellow gun owners under the bus as long as their particular niche is preserved.  It won’t work that way. They want to eradicate you, too, and besides, guess where the term “sporting purpose” originated?

So along with disarmed Elmer, we have Yosemite Sam, now rendered the “hootinest, tootinest, [moot]inest bobtail wildcat in the West.” And for the record, if Porky Pig hadn’t been hunting with a gun, we’d have never met Daffy Duck (don’t tell Warners that’s still on their Facebook site).

Expect Marvin the Martian’s ray gun to go next. And I assume in the age of #MeToo and DACA, Pepé Le Pew and Speedy Gonzales are soon to be – if they’re not already – relics of a sexist and racist past. Expect someone to be triggered by the mental health shaming caused by “Looney Tunes.” And what kind of intolerable bully would ridicule Porky’s stutter or Elmer’s disability that prevents him from pronouncing “r’s”?

The great animation pioneers upon whose shoulders this new crop of politically correct ingrates is standing can now be reviled as haters. Then again, going after and then burying the memory of founding fathers of all stripes seems to be part of the overall plan.

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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The sickness permeating our Republic is turning the male species into creatures more pitiful than pajama boys. Its absolutely disgusting and. disappointing to witness. As a 66 yr old my daughters are stronger and more capable than most men her age. I pray my grandchildren remain free and can own arms throughout their lives. But its not looking good, as its certain there will be a communist revolution. And it will be us old men who carry the flag.


the scythe does look like the sickle, a symbol of the progressive global leftists, so it does fit. as for pediatricians recommendations, we used to have bb gun fights, and no one whom I grew up with actually has shot someone when they were not active military engaged in combat. people need to use the brain God gave them not the other end.


Actually, ironically enough, (but probably not since I highly doubt it wasn’t a deliberate and intentional replacement) the sickle is what they 86’d Yosemite Sams trademark wheel guns for. Talk about subliminal messaging! Its a wonder they didn’t color the scythe and sickle red and yellow to really drive the iconography home. Cuz, ya know, a kitchen knife or cleaver would have made too much sense since, after all, Fudd’s basis for chasing Bugs is to eat him. “30 round clips aren’t for hunting”… said every anti-gunner ever… dynamite, however, well thats an essential piece of any outdoorsmans game-taking arsenal,… Read more »

Heed the Call-up

I was wondering when the hammer was going to be used, personally.


All you fudds out there better wake up! Your single shot shotguns are NOT safe! They’ll just come for them later. This is hollyweird telling you so. Whether you believe it or not is up to you. But if you sweep it under the rug, you do so at your own peril. It won’t stop the powers that be from coming for you… after they deal with the rest of us.


Because guns…evil, wicked, mean and nasty…and racist.


The scythe and sickle, however, (being the iconography of the genocidal “isms”) are safe, virtuous, and color blind! Well, except red and yellow, of course! Lmao Mao, Stalin, Lenin, Marx and the rest would be so proud of their cartoon counterparts!

uncle dudley

I am sick of these crazy liberal ideas and the political correctness that they keep trying to cram down our throats, but doing away with Elmer and his shotgun or Sam and his pistol can’t get much stupider unless it’s tearing down statues of people from our history of the early America.
You need to study history so the mistakes of the past aren’t done again, oh! but that’s common sense and these idiots don’t have any of that.


ud; so true they haven’t had any COMMON SENSE for YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If when you were growing up you learned from your own mistakes and tried not to make them again, much like our Republic, we have made mistakes in our history, but we have learned and tried to correct them, some we have corrected and some still need work, but working together instead of tearing it apart would work a lot better!!!!!!! This P/C is what is tearing this country Apart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

a.x. perez

The left doesn’t want us to know rhe lesson of the past so we won’t see when they repeat the abuses of tyrants. For example, they love socialism, even though history has shown socialism fails regularly.


a.x. perez; So true the real reason the LEFT wants everything torn down, so when the tyrants pull the abuses there will be no record of them being pulled off before!!!!!

Wild Bill

@OV, and they have declared themselves autonomous! Meaning not part of the US, State of Washington, or city of Seattle. They think that they are the government of what they have taken.
Surround the area. Turn off the water. Shut off ingress and egress of food deliveries. Catch them as they try to escape.


@WB – Part of the problem is that their are innocents trapped within the zone. People who live within the occupied region and owners of captured businesses. Do we abandon those US citizen simply because their local government failed to protect them? Leaders of the occupying forces have begun requiring ID to allow business owners to return to their business and are levying taxes on their captives. Nice as simply shooting all the rebels sounds, we cannot kill their captives in the process. Perhaps armed convoys to assist evacuation of residents and businesses with significant portions of their property and… Read more »


Perhaps doing what the Israelis do when they find someone or kill someone who is committing acts of violence against their citizens would be appropriate.


10 4 to that!


Where? I’ve been seeing Nebraska


Great plan, but who’s gonna catch them? From what I’ve read, law enforcement is no longer in the equation there.


WB, good idea,when they get hungry/thirsty, they will give up.

Green Mtn. Boy

Should we eliminate all action movies that have guns in them? Should we eliminate all western movies with guns in them? The hypocrisy is unbelievable. Just think there are total morons getting paid executive salaries to think these things up. Just like the Democratic controlled cities that allowed and encouraged rioting now want to defund their police departments then beg businesses to please rebuild and not leave.

Wild Bill

@TB, The scripts of western movies, since the 1940s have been anti-gun. For example, how many times have you seen the hero throw away the gun with great distain? And the dialogues are filled with pc ideas. Hollywood has been distorting the American dialogue and American traditions for decades. And those executives, that you mention, have been behind it for decades.


@WB – Occasionally the hero sets aside the fun with self loathing due to recognition of the evil within themselves. They then learn what it is to be human, fall in love, and pick the gun back up when it becomes necessary to fight evil. “Godless” is a good example where bad guys have guns and the good guys have too few and lack skills and practice. Reformed bad guy, rearms and rides to the rescue. I think at that point he realizes he has grown up and developed self control – does NOT discard the gun again. Nice to… Read more »


I give you, “The man who shot Liberty Valance.”


Oldvet: Yes, it is good to be determined and it is good to be skilled. It is even better to be both determined and skilled.


WB, that always ticked me off to see them do that to a gun that saved their ass. Shane holstered his revolver and rode away, ready to use it again if needed!


You do realize that they’ve already begun cancelling all the cop shows, right?



W/B has lost their minds I am at a loss for words.


YES!!! Let’s take the greatest cartoons of all time and just really screw with them! Hey, are we winning, y’all? Because sometimes it just doesn’t feel like normal people are winning!


They’re making our case for us, and they don’t even know it. It’s not -GUN- violence that’s the problem, it’s simply senseless violence. No more guns in the ‘toons hands? No problem, as they still have gardening implements, dynamite, TNT, ACME implements of destruction, not to mention large rocks and anvils dropped from great heights. The evil guns are gone, but the cartoon characters themselves still perpetrate violence upon each other with the remaining means at hand. Who do we have to blame for this violence, now that the evil guns are literally out of the picture, the cartoon characters?… Read more »


Hacking your prey to pieces with a large blade…. STUPID now add GROSS, VIOLENT, and GOREY!!!


Will: As one who has watched many, many videos depicting the murder of people in the middle east and Mexico I can say there is no humane “way to go” in those places.

a.x. perez

/Look up Slowpoke Rodriguez Packs a Gun. I will not deny that the cartoon depicts racist stereotypes. However, it clearly communicates that if you don’t want to be eaten by predators, go armed. Guess what I learned? Armed people don’t get oppressed.


Warner Bros.: An agent of the Communist Democrap Party dealing in Communist Propaganda! IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN, DO NOT LET THEM WATCH ANYTHING WARNER BROS.!!! Any of you out there just sitting on your couch and letting the warnings of a Communist takeover of the United States just pass in one ear and out the other had better get off your DONKEY and start paying attention! You could find yourselves living under a Centrally Controlled Communist Police State Government!!! If you want to see what that means, read “1984”! Read the book, don’t just watch the movie! Arm up; get… Read more »


nbuk; TRUE READ THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s closer than you think!!!!!!!!!!

Black Powder 26

Get out and vote. The ballot box is our only hop of stemming the tide! That means you Wascally Wabbit!


“We, Warner Brothers, pledge allegiance to the Flag of the New World Order of America”


They’re already begging for food. Being Seattle I’m sure someone will resupply them, but so far it appears as though it’s not the utopia these little Commies intended.


Will, right on!


if they had any MEN IN TOWN or business owners with a SET they the (Autonomous ones) would already be getting shot how can yall let this happen to your city…never mind YOU DESERVE IT YOU FKN PANSIES YOU DESERVE IT AND ALL THAT FOLLOWS.


@Sempia – Many of the “Autonomous ones” are well armed. You may be man enough to face off against a score of AR bearing men, but some of us are not quite so skilled. Happy enough to bushwack a few at a time, but see no point in making dying to make a symbolic stand against a group who will eventually lose even without my help. Yes evil will prevail if we do nothing, but it is better to make effective small contributions than to die in effort to fail at large efforts. Gather a few dozen men within the… Read more »


Heavily armed has not been proven simply a rumor to keep others at bay from the press 300 rednex with ARs Shottys and handguns will clean house of this little hippie town quickly…your welcome to bring your bow we would be glad you came.


I’ve seen that up close and personal ..head shots, as close as 6 ft away its definitely a different kinda buzz.


USA: Objection! Stating facts not in evidence!
From my point of view, I don’t think you can show that they have a brain in there anywhere. I think their skulls are just one big empty. I’ll even bet on it. We’ll know when you pop one and nothing comes out!
Not counting blood. I win the bet unless you can find a tiny bit of grey matter in there somewhere… A bottle of your favorite adult beverage? (Bombay Sapphire, anyone?) 🙂


Hell, it’s exactly what they’ve been voting for for 30 years!

Ryben Flynn

I have 4 hours and 30 minutes of Looney Tunes with Bugs, Daffy and the rest on my hard drive.

Capn Dad

They can because we let them.


Give Elmer a Bowtech or Bear and some Muzzy broadheads.


James . . . Thank you for your post. With respect, give Elmer an AR-15 with at least a 30 round magazine! Ah-badee, badee, badee t-t-t-t-that’s all, folks!


– An entirely different take on SBD (Silent But Deadly).

Few hoplophobes recognize how much more deadly a single arrow is than a single bullet from an AR. They fear 130db suppressors but think nothing of virtually silent archery.


Lever action was all it took to silence the bows just ask the Native Americans.


the original suppressor




Getting just plain silly. Do these people realize this stuff isn’t real?


We’re being gradually turned into the Eloi.


We’re half way there, some won’t can’t stand for the flag or the National Anthem
because they have no backbone.


@Cruiser – There are those with legitimate reason to not stand. Have yet to hear complaints about TX-Governor Abbot not standing at attention for the anthem.


This all started with Miss Hiltlery, as she said that there was too much violence in cartoons when her useless hubby was chasing women in the WHITE HOUSE, just think about that!!!!!!!!! The only thing that the Demo-Rats want is you to be just as miserable as they are all of the time!!!!!!! Plus Bow and Obey, Plus KISS THEIR A__ to THEIR EVERY WHIM!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hi folks! I’m someone that some of you might dislike at first sight. Northern liberal, never owned a gun and no desire to own one. But being a liberal I don’t object to you owning one as long as you act responsibly and I’m even satisfied to let you define what that is. Even I think this PC/liberal stuff is going too far but it might have some value. If tearing down statues, HBOMax pulling “Gone with the wind” and disarming Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam is going to make this world a better place, well have at it. Once… Read more »


The more I learn about yankees
The more I wonder how we lost the war
Dont worry when 24 y/o ANTIFA ( hijacking BLM ) punx kik in his door and take all his material crap and maybe more…that’s when THEY generally get it don’t go calling for help cause there ain’t none coming


Yes I know of whom you speak sir


Lever action rifles with conical projectiles as opposed to what the south was using we didnt stand a chance. And Robert Lee really dropped the ball in many battles that could have been won. Lever action = money so you are correct as usual sir


Had Stonewall Jackson been at Gettysburg the outcome would have been different!


Will, yes that is what I meant about Gettysburg. The North would have most likely called a truce if we Lee had won. England was ready to enter the war on the south`s side had Gettysburg been a victory for the south. Lee called Jackson his ‘right arm’.


your really nuts .movies and cartoons get real control your kids and that shit would stop


Dave, go to the range with a friend who likes to shoot. Try out his/her gun, I bet you will like it. And you may need one soon!


One correction: “What a maroon, what an ultra maroon!”