They're taking Elmer Fudd's shotgun away. For real.

Warner Brothers has announced that their new "Looney Tunes" cartoons on HBO Max, have no guns. Yosemite Sam is no longer be "rootin', tootin', ready-for-shootin'" as he's sans pistols.

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Elmer Fudd is no wonger weady to shoot Bugs Bunny's bwains out, as he is now wielding a sickle or a scythe (or whatever it's called) instead of a shotgun. (I'm guessing he'll still ask you to be "vewwy, vewwy quiet").

In an interview in the New York Times, the creators of the cartoons said that they wanted to keep the original spirit of the cartoon(s), but without the gun violence. But, get this: there will still be sticks of dynamite blowing up characters, anvils falling heads, and cannons shooting at characters. Huh?

Anyhoot, I guess it's a sign of the times. If we can eliminate gun violence, the world would be a better place. If removing it from cartoons will help, I'm all in. (I still love to see Daffy Duck's bill spinning around on his head, though.)