In the latest move to tackle the ongoing gun violence across our country, it has been announced that the infamous cartoon characters, Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam, will no longer carry firearms.
It sounds like a great decision, right?
Well, people are not happy. Keep scrolling for the full story...
It doesn't take a genius to realize that, here in America, we have an ongoing issue with gun violence.
via: GettyWith the easy accessibility of firearms and the ludicrously slack restrictions, pretty much anyone can get their hands on a gun these days.
Our country has been ravaged by horrific mass shootings for decades...And why is that? Because our government seems to think that it's more important for a person to "have the right to bear arms" than it is to have the right to live safely in their community.
We even have a "Mass Shooting Tracker."
via: GettyWhen a country needs a website to keep track of its nearly-daily mass shootings, you know things need to change. The Mass Shooting Tracker is a crowd-sourced database of U.S. mass shootings, with the website defining a “mass shooting" as a single outburst of violence in which 4 or more people are shot.
The website keeps track of our country's mass shootings.
Hell, you can even purchase guns at your local supermarket.
@INDIEWASHERE I'm shook that America sells guns in department stores... https://t.co/TQMq3XGKek— ThighGap (@ThighGap)1591288466.0
It's time for our government to wake up.
via: GettyBecause the number of in 2019 outpaced the number of days in the year, according to a gun violence research group.
The statistics are harrowing.On average, 100 people in America are killed by guns every day, while a further 100,000 people are shot every year.
Despite these terrifying statistics, so many Americans still believe the right to bear arms is more important than the right to live...
via: GettyBut, thankfully, these people are becoming a minority.
Every day, more and more people are standing up against the casual use of guns in our country.
via: GettyAcross the last few years, thousands upon thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest violence and death caused by firearms.
Too many lives have been lost...
via: GettyAnd more people than ever before are urging the government to make a change to the laws that regulate and allow the sale of guns.
As of yet, President Trump is yet to make any change to these laws...
via: GettyBut there is one company that has recently taken a large and defiant stand against the use of guns across our country.
The cable television company, HBO has revealed that they are taking a stand against the ongoing gun violence in America...
via: GettyBy completely removing the presence of guns from one of their popular cartoon reboots.
The TV channel has recently launched a “Looney Tunes Cartoons" reboot...
via: IMDBAnd, in doing so, they have taken out all cartoon guns used in the popular cartoon series in response to the ongoing gun violence across America.
So this means that the characters, Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam, will no longer have guns.
via: IMDBSpeaking about the decision, executive producer, Peter Browngardt, explained: “We’re not doing guns. But we can do cartoony violence - TNT, the Acme stuff. All that was kind of grandfathered in."
He reassured fans that all the classic Looney Tunes violence will be intact...
via: IMDBIt will just be without the presence of guns. "The old Looney Tunes violence is here, too: the sticks of dynamite, the intricate booby traps, the anvils, and bank safes dropped on unsuspecting heads."
A snippet of the revived cartoon was released...And Fudd’s rifle had been replaced with a scythe.
But, of course, people aren't happy with the decision.
YOU HAD ONE JOB WARNER BROS. YOU HAD ONE FUCKING JOB. https://t.co/LZpH475eCd— MonoIsManiacal (Monoklown3Q2) (@MonoIsManiacal (Monoklown3Q2))1591483458.0
Some believe that the cartoon is completely ruined without the presence of a gun...
Taking a gun away from Elmer Fudd is like taking spinach away from Popeye. https://t.co/4UyIYSZVEC— Joseph A. Wulfsohn (@Joseph A. Wulfsohn)1591502179.0
And some believe that it is the start of something pretty drastic...Wow, these people really love their guns, don't they?
It seems that HBO have lost a few viewers...
@jasonkilar this is really fucking dumb. I mean Elmer Fudd is a Hunter who is trying to kill Bugs. Are you gonna re… https://t.co/osrzlXIKPF— Christopher Stephen (@Christopher Stephen)1591542181.0