Elmer Fudd To Find New Hunting Tool as Hypocritical HBO Bans Guns

Breaking news over the weekend was that Looney Tunes star, Elmer J. Fudd will be putting his shotgun down for upcoming episodes. Producers from Warner Bros stated that, for the new HBO Max children's programming “we're not doing guns. But we can do cartoony violence –TNT, the Acme Stuff.”

It's strange because Elmer Fudd's shotgun is as much a part of him as big ears are a part of Bugs Bunny.

Does it sound hypocritical to you that they won't be “doing guns” but have no problem with explosives and sharp objects? If so, keep reading because Mr. Fudd still has plans to hunt that wascally wabbit, Bugs Bunny, he'll just be using a different tool. (Which, ironically, proves our point that gun control does not work.)

What tool? A Scythe. You know, the thing the Grim Reaper uses to harvest souls.

Because, somehow in the worldview of the elite “I know what's best for you and your kids” mindset, using a pointy object at the end of a long stick is somehow better than the proper tool used for hunting rabbits and other animals.

It's almost like someone at Warner Bros or HBO said, let's give kids the idea that if they don't like a kid they go to school with, they can use a knife or other pointy object.

Or, ya know, explosives.

Nothing spells hypocrite quite like saying we can't put a gun in a cartoon because guns are bad, but we sure can stick a bomb down someone's pants.

Or in their mouth.

Or swing the above-mentioned pointy thing on a stick at someone multiple times.

In the following video we can see a short clip from an apparent upcoming episode called Dynamite Dance where they take turns blowing each other up:

As you can see, the gun can't be used but all the other forms of violence are totally fine in the eyes of the hypocrites. Anything goes.

Elmer Fudd isn't the only one being affected by hypocritical decisions, Yosemite Sam has also had his guns taken away. Admittedly, when I was a kid Yosemite and Marvin the Martian were my favorite characters from these cartoons.

Though I didn't realize it then, if I were being completely honest with you (which is always my goal) after watching a few clips today while writing this, these two characters have never been the ideal role model for proper firearms handling.

Yosemite can be seen in the following gif violating a few of the gun safety rules.


Then again, he is a villain. Check out some of his quotes:

  • “I'm the meanest, roughest, toughest hombre that's ever crossed the Rio Grande – and I ain't no namby-bamby!”
  • “I'm the hootin'est, tootin'est, shootin'est, bob-tail wildcat, in the west!”
  • “I'm the fastest gun north, south, east, aaaaaaaand west of the Pecos!”

And, that's okay because it's exactly what made it funny. I don't remember Yosemite Sam or Elmer Fudd winning (besides in Space Jam). They were the antagonists and they lost in every episode I can remember.

Why this change? I mean, guns are a part of their characters. I'd argue that they're not the same characters without their guns.

At some point parents stopped teaching their kids right from wrong. I'm not entirely sure when it changed, but gun safety used to be taught, and when it was, even though these cartoons started way back in the 30s, school shootings were extremely rare.

Yosemite Sam's first appearance was in December of 1944, while Fudd's was in 1937 (as Egghead). They've each had guns in every episode I can remember, though Fudd didn't have his shotgun in that first episode he did have a revolver.

Do you know why mass shootings didn't really occur back then (even though I know some older gentlemen who used to bring their guns TO SCHOOL)? Because until relatively recently kids got into trouble when they did something stupid.

At some point that all changed, and because it did, cartoons can't have guns in them anymore, toy guns are not recommended toys, and, of course, the anti-gunners want to take away real guns from regular, law-abiding citizens who just want to protect their families from dangerous people.

Thus, the mark is missed again. Once again, the guns are to blame. The guns are pulled from the equation while the rest of the violence continues on.

And after a strange turn of events all this does is help prove our point. This echoes exactly what we've been saying for years about gun control. Criminals and antagonists will always find a way to harm others. If a criminal can't get a gun they will move on to other means. In this case, a scythe, dynamite, and just sheer violence.

After all, all a person really needs is the desire to hurt someone. Once that desire is there if given ANY means, that person will inflict pain to get what they want.

It's human nature and guns are just a tool.

What do you think? Is this yet another example of Hollywood's elitist I know what's best for you mentality? Let me know in the comments below.

About Joshua Gillem

Josh is a lifelong practitioner and student of the gun. He grew up shooting/hunting with his dad, and was given his first gun, a 12 gauge shotgun, when just a small boy. After high school, he joined the Marines where his love for firearms blossomed as he qualified with an M16A2, an M9, and a 240G. Josh has been writing about firearms and tactics for several years, owns the blog Gunners Den, is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and believes that each individual person has the right to self-defense by any means necessary. Currently residing in gun-friendly NC, he carries a concealed gun on a daily basis, even in his own house.


  1. Bob on June 9, 2020 at 4:47 am

    Cancel my Hbo subscription!

    • 1SG FLOYD on June 10, 2020 at 6:14 pm

      Yes it is so great that E FUDD uses a Scythe.
      Very similar to what a certain religious groups USE,,, to kill people, punishment for criminals, to kill LBGTQ people, and Honor kllings for children that are embarrassing the family. THIS IS SUCH A GREAT THING TO TEACH YOUR KIDS.

  2. Reb on June 10, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    America has gone completely nuts.

  3. Greg on June 10, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Goodbye HBO !!!

  4. Dave Podesta on June 10, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    The funniest part of this is that Elmer Fudd never killed any of the other characters. He did, however, made Daffy Duck’s bill spin around a few times. This is mos most pathetic form of indoctrinating children I’ve ever seen.

  5. Marshall on June 10, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    AGREE! Saw this when the news broke and shook my from side to side.

  6. John on June 10, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    I will not be subscribing to HBO, ever!

  7. Charles Brosgol on June 10, 2020 at 3:27 pm

    I’m 72 and grew up going to Saturday matinees for a quarter which featured 17 cartoons, the Three Stooges and a double feature such as Westerns and monster movies. Lots of guns, roughhousing and just plain FUN!!! Life was simpler, no mass shootings and just a better place. WHAT HAPPENED??? I think we all know.

  8. jj lee welch on June 10, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Fire Bob for writing garbage ! burn HBO it sucks anyways.

  9. Mike on June 10, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Sure . . . let’s buy our kids all kinds of ultra violent video games and have competitions with / against each other as to who can kill the most people. But let’s take a cartoon gun away from a cartoon hunter because of perceived “gun violence”. That make no sense whatsoever. Better watch out Wile E. Coyote and ACME . . . No more anvils for you . . . And hey HBO Max, why don’t you think about removing “Gone With The Wind” from your library . . . Oh wait a minute! That’s right! You did! Fortunately, I don’t have cable or dish and with idiotic “business” decisions such as these, you can bet your sweet hiney that I won’t be joining any time soon!

  10. Preston Jemmott on June 10, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Ruining another staple of so manys childhood. Shameful and cowardly

  11. MG on June 10, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    That was the hardest I’ve ever laughed at a Looney Toons cartoon. After watching that, I can’t help but think that the show’s staff also feel that taking away Fudd’s gun is stupid.

  12. Dale on June 10, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Exactly! Stupid morons !!!

  13. Diego Redondo on June 10, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    I think you hit the nail on the head. This is utterly ridiculous. I’m tired of that agenda being pushed on me.

  14. DD on June 10, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Only the weak-minded would go this far. HBO can go belly up as far as I am concerned, the stupidity of the PC culture is sickening to see.

  15. AL on June 10, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Wish California would fall off the continent already. How asinine.

    • Bud Walker on June 10, 2020 at 7:16 pm

      Can we wait until I can GFO here first?!? Please!

    • C.B. on June 12, 2020 at 9:14 am

      I don’t necessarily want California to fall into the ocean, just the democratic machine and leftist organizations that have California in a stranglehold. There are at least 5 conservatives in California and maybe we can pick up the pieces to make a more reasonable state. At the least we’ll be able to watch the cartoons we want to.

  16. Silver Fox on June 10, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    I do not subscribe anyway. It would be more interesting if it was not so one sided. Maybe he could catch the rabbit while holding lit dynamite and strangle him. It would be more dramatic.?

  17. Dwight on June 10, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    It is unbelievable that they still condone the violence even without guns. Violence is violence no matter how it is committed. If one tool is eliminated (the gun) another tool will take its place (the scythe, dynamite). How is one type of violence any better than another. In England where guns are extremely difficult to get for the average citizen, they have taken to knives and machetes. The murder rate there is higher than New York City. So eliminating the gun but condoning the other forms of violence does indeed prove that gun control gives a false sense of security.

  18. Lenny Arbogast on June 10, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    HBO has a grow up guns are not the problem is the people we don’t know how to use them all the problemsTeach responsible gun handling and you won’t have these problems

  19. Gregory Pitts on June 10, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Yeah coating someone with gasoline and lighting them off with fire, like ATIFA has done, is so much less violent and spiritually refreshing.

  20. Richard W on June 10, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Don’t subscribe to HBO, really don’t want to now. I got Looney Tunes DVD’s to watch anytime I want to. Like Elmer and Sam’s gun confiscation is going to prevent one solitary gun crime. But they have lots of programs of sexual orientation.

    • Chris A on July 17, 2020 at 12:04 pm

      Can’t wait to see how they edit any Sopranos reruns.

  21. Charles Smallwood on June 10, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    If guns are banned take all the guns, No body guards carrying guns to protect those
    idiots in Washington who want to take our guns.

    • C.B. on June 12, 2020 at 9:23 am

      That’s not what the leftists in Washington want. They want to disarm the population so they can continue to destroy our country without resistance. When people become afraid of the government and the government is no longer afraid of the people we will continue to lose our constitutional rights in the interest of “safety”.

  22. Ray Love on June 10, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Perhaps if the government gets us used to not seeing guns in cartoons etc. they’ll get us used to not having guns. Then it will be easier for government to control the masses. Rather than trying to control the society who has a means to fight back (guns). Can you imagine trying to fight a tyrannical government with scythes etc. while they use true assault rifles against us? I don’t normally speak or think this way, but it’s just something that came to mind and I thought I would share it.

  23. Kevin JP O'Reilly on June 10, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Ruining a good cartoon…Elmer can never get Biggs anyway…that’s the point…dumb !

  24. Kenneth Meyer on June 10, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    What is the mater with this anti-gun crowd! Will never get HBO now or any other network that thinks like them!

  25. Nuke Road Warrior on June 10, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    I suppose Slowpoke Rodriguez is totally out. Not only does he carry gun for self defense, he is a secondary character in the Speedy Gonzalez cartoons, which may offend Latinos.

  26. Roof Korean on June 10, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    It’s a cartoon. The age demographic don’t use real guns, and the ones that get older don’t think back and say “I wanna be like Yosemite Sam and shoot bully’s!” SMDH. Also, if you grow up never seeing guns or knowing about safety and how dangerous they can be, one will be even more inclined to “play” with them, when they do see em.

  27. Larry on June 10, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    What’s next? Acme going out of business because the Coyote stop purchasing from them!!!

  28. Bill on June 10, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    The socialist, liberal, communist {all the sme family) are happy to remove guns in any form to be able to control us to the max. By the way Joshua, I was one of those guys who brought their guns to school (gradeschool to boot) to go hunting after school and none of us ever shot anyone at scholl or anywher else. We were taught better! We had fist fihgts and never thought of getting our guns or knives (which we all carried as a tool) out to settle a dispute. THE GUNS OR KNIVES “NEVER” GOT UP AND HURT ANYONE!!! If these loonie ideas go further into government and laws our country is
    doomed and I hope those that see this will speak up and VOTE!

    • Joshua Gillem on June 11, 2020 at 7:31 am

      Thanks for sharing Bill, always nice to hear the guns and knives in school thought confirmed by someone who was actually there doing it.


  29. Scott on June 10, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Just wondering if this is going to lead up to banning all the video games using guns, knives and all sorts of mayhem? (rhetorical question).

  30. Randy on June 10, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    You pick on cartoons and then you make kids video games that has more valance than any cartoon ever had and the kids get to shoot and kill in them But I guess that’s okay after all your not trying to stop kids from shooting people your trying to change the way we think WELL good luck I am to old to change and all the kids video games should be Burned

  31. William White on June 10, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    I suggest Elmer use Lucille from Walking Dead. Everyone loved that one.

  32. KA on June 10, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Censorship is alive and well in the USA!! Stop and think about how many programs have “disappeared”. HBO will NEVER be in our home.

  33. William P. Homans on June 11, 2020 at 12:38 am

    I’m 71, so I go back to the beginning of TV at least, to Bugs and Daffy and Porky, Yosemite Sam and Elmer, and arguably my favorite, Foghorn Leghorn.

    I started NRA rifle training at 8 with a combat Marine instructor at summer camp. Next, I joined the Army and went to Vietnam. After taking the 70s off from guns, I moved to southeast Oklahoma where everybody’s got them and carry them.

    Since that year (1980) I have always been a firearm owner, and I am not prepared to have anybody demand that I give up my revolver and .308.

    But, that said, I don’t LIKE guns, because now that I’ve been an adult, and a student of history, I have had to acknowledge to myself that the main use of a gun– the only other use besides target practice– is to kill things. And unlike in Warner Brothers cartoons, death is real.

    That little Bugs clip is so ultraviolent it’s an insult to Bugs. I haven’t owned a TV since 2002, I won’t pay hundreds of dollars a year for something that used to be free, once you or your parents had bought a set and an antenna.

    And I won’t watch TV because of the ubiquitous ads. Bleep that garbage. So I’ll never have the problem of watch or don’t watch Elmer with a scythe or Yosemite with whatever they put in his hands. I hope they don’t do the same thing for Porky Pig!

    I don’t do concealed carry. My pistol stays in my bedroom, a weapon for home defense in extremity at close range. I won’t say where my rifle stays. I haven’t fired it for about 7 years. I hope I never have to.

    Some people, like Donald Trump Jr. and Ted Nugent, make a grotesque optic: did you see Trump Junior just cost the government $75,000 for Secret Service protection while he was on a junket to hunt some near-endangered species of sheep? Those two ought to be cartoon characters, and that sheep Junior’s hunting ought to kick his a*s.

    Y’all have a fine day,

    Bill from Mississippi

  34. Lon James Loren on June 11, 2020 at 1:18 am

    It is the greatest mistake in the world waiting until a kid is old enough to join military service to teach marksmanship. The kids that grew up with guns have a much better survival rate. they hunted and learned concealment at a young age very important skills.

  35. Rob on June 11, 2020 at 6:40 am

    I’m afraid they missed the part that loading Elmer in the log and priming it with the TNT effectively made it a “gun” shooting Elmer out the other end… better remove that scene too.

  36. Ed Wilson on June 11, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    The whole world has gone “Looney Tunes”. Next Sam Sheepdog will be labeled a vicious mongrel and put down.

  37. Ron on June 11, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    And yet not a word about video games! Arguably the most violent form of entertainment aside from HOLLYWEIRD movies.

  38. Darrell on June 11, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    It seems as usual Hollywood is out of touch it is like the people there have lost all common sense.

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