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26th Jun '17 2:22:29 AM ProfessorDetective
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** In Mike Mignola's "The Doom that came to Gotham", the Waynes are killed by knife, and Batman freely uses guns, though he never actually shoots anyone. He does have an aversion to knives, though.

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** In Mike Mignola's "The ''[[CthulhuMythos The Doom that came That Came to Gotham", Gotham]]'', the Waynes are killed by knife, and Batman freely uses guns, though he never actually shoots anyone. He does have an aversion to knives, though.
26th Jun '17 2:19:24 AM ProfessorDetective
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** Batman's hatred of the gun is well known, so much that he, as Bruce Wayne, bars his company from producing military contracts (uh...[[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys huh]]...) and will refuse to use a firearm even if it seems to be the only way out of a deadly situation. This is carried over into the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse as well, possibly best shown in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' when what finally pushed Batman to retire is that he was [[BatmanGrabsAGun forced to use a gun]] to threaten a kidnapper who was about to bash in his skull after he had been [[GameBreakingInjury crippled by a bad heart attack during the fight]].\\\
Technically the military contracts thing isn't true, as we've seen various examples of military-grade hardware produced by [=WayneTech=], from night vision goggles to attack helicopters. Presumably Bruce is fine with it as long as his company isn't manufacturing any weapon systems (those can be sourced from other contractors). Bruce tends to outsource a lot of [=WayneTech=]'s R&D to other DCU corporations; he tends to use external tech more in the comics than, in, say, the Nolanverse.

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** Batman's hatred of the gun is well known, so much that he, as Bruce Wayne, bars his company from producing military contracts (uh...[[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys huh]]...) and will refuse to use a firearm even if it seems to be the only way out of a deadly situation. This is carried over into the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse as well, possibly best shown in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' when what finally pushed Batman to retire is that he was [[BatmanGrabsAGun forced to use a gun]] to threaten a kidnapper who was about to bash in his skull after he had been [[GameBreakingInjury crippled by a bad heart attack during the fight]].\\\
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Technically the military contracts thing isn't true, as we've seen various examples of military-grade hardware produced by [=WayneTech=], from night vision goggles to attack helicopters. Presumably Bruce is fine with it as long as his company isn't manufacturing any weapon systems (those can be sourced from other contractors). Bruce tends to outsource a lot of [=WayneTech=]'s R&D to other DCU corporations; he tends to use external tech more in the comics than, in, say, the Nolanverse.



* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon]] doesn't like guns, which makes sense since she was shot by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and was left paralyzed from the waist down in ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke''. This event remains in her backstory post-Flashpoint, and it's left its mark on her, as seen in her [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} current series]]. One of her first attempts to get back into the swing of things as Batgirl (her paralysis was treated with surgery overseas) goes poorly when Mirror pulls a gun on her (aiming at the ''exact same spot where the Joker shot her'') and she freezes in fear.
** There is a point in ''Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand'' where she prepares to kill Black Mask with a sniper rifle to prevent him from attacking her clock tower, but Barbara's sometimes portrayed as more pragmatic than other members of the bat family.
** In ''[[Comicbook/TheBatmanAdventures Gotham Adventures]]'', a tie-in comic to the animated series, Barbara has no aversion to guns, given her police training and the lack of any event analogous to ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke''; she simply doesn't use them as Batgirl to respect Batman's wishes. However, when the time comes to infiltrate the home base of the Sensei, one of the world's most lethal martial artists and the leader of the League of Assassins, she makes a point of holding onto a pistol. Batman isn't happy with this decision, but ultimately does nothing to stop her besides arguing.



* [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} Barbara Gordon]] doesn't like guns, which makes sense since she was shot by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and was left paralyzed from the waist down in ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke''. This event remains in her backstory post-Flashpoint, and it's left its mark on her, as seen in her [[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2011}} current series]]. One of her first attempts to get back into the swing of things as Batgirl (her paralysis was treated with surgery overseas) goes poorly when Mirror pulls a gun on her (aiming at the ''exact same spot where the Joker shot her'') and she freezes in fear.
** There is a point in ''Comicbook/BatmanNoMansLand'' where she prepares to kill Black Mask with a sniper rifle to prevent him from attacking her clock tower, but Barbara's sometimes portrayed as more pragmatic than other members of the bat family.
** In ''[[Comicbook/TheBatmanAdventures Gotham Adventures]]'', a tie-in comic to the animated series, Barbara has no aversion to guns, given her police training and the lack of any event analogous to ''Comicbook/TheKillingJoke''; she simply doesn't use them as Batgirl to respect Batman's wishes. However, when the time comes to infiltrate the home base of the Sensei, one of the world's most lethal martial artists and the leader of the League of Assassins, she makes a point of holding onto a pistol. Batman isn't happy with this decision, but ultimately does nothing to stop her besides arguing.
24th Jun '17 1:37:22 PM JohnnyHuang
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* ''[[ComicBook/SilentHill Silent Hill: Sinner's Reward]]'':
** Jack Stanton, being a professional hit man himself, averts this trope, as he comes equipped with several types of firearms when he ends up in Silent Hill.
** Sara, whom Jack meets in Silent Hill, plays this trope straight. After [[DamselInDistress Jack frees her]], he offers a gun to Sara, who ''adamantly refuses'' to take it. [[spoiler: However, as the story develops, it turns out that she wouldn't need one, anyway...]]
21st Jun '17 10:39:25 PM HeroGal2347
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* In the ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'' episode "[[Recap/VoyagersS1E3BullyAndBilly Bully and Billy]]", a major conflict between Bogg and Jeffrey relates to this. Billy the Kid offers to teach Jeffrey how to shoot, but Bogg refuses to allow it.
16th Jun '17 7:24:46 AM NateTheGreat
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** One ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'' comic book features a scene with Batman and Robin on the firing range in the Batcave. Robin is confused as to why they're doing this, since they never use guns. Batman says that they need to understand guns in order to better understand their opponents; and that they need to not be afraid of them.

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** One ''ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}'' comic book (Volume 2, Issue 33) features a scene flashback with Batman and Robin (the younger Nightwing) on the firing range in the Batcave. Robin is confused as to why they're doing this, since they never use guns. surprised when Batman says that they hands him a gun:
--->'''Robin (holds revolver straight up, finger safely off the trigger):''' I thought you hated guns.
--->'''Batman (inspecting the rest of the guns on the table):''' But I don't fear them. There's a big difference. They're used against us so often we
need to understand guns in order to better understand their opponents; and that they know them, respect them. You need to not be afraid of know how they work. To know even more than the punks who rely on them.
9th Jun '17 3:27:15 PM nombretomado
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** Batman's distaste for guns gets talked about in Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]/[=WildCATS=]'' crossover, in which the League hooks up with the premiere heroes of Jim Lee's {{Wildstorm}} line. At one point when both teams go up against Epoch the Time Lord, Batman asks the raygun-toting Grifter just how good he is. When Grifter brags that in his universe Batman would have been ''his'' kid sidekick, Batman then adds, "Then you won't mind doing this without the guns." Grifter pauses for a {{Beat}}, then quips, "Aw, why not? I'll try anything once!" The beginning of the crossover features an encounter with Epoch and Wally West while he was still Kid Flash, who sizes up his new foe's huge high-tech rifle by commenting, "One of the first things I've learned in the superhero game. 'Gun' equals 'bad guy'."

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** Batman's distaste for guns gets talked about in Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]/[=WildCATS=]'' crossover, in which the League hooks up with the premiere heroes of Jim Lee's {{Wildstorm}} Creator/{{Wildstorm}} line. At one point when both teams go up against Epoch the Time Lord, Batman asks the raygun-toting Grifter just how good he is. When Grifter brags that in his universe Batman would have been ''his'' kid sidekick, Batman then adds, "Then you won't mind doing this without the guns." Grifter pauses for a {{Beat}}, then quips, "Aw, why not? I'll try anything once!" The beginning of the crossover features an encounter with Epoch and Wally West while he was still Kid Flash, who sizes up his new foe's huge high-tech rifle by commenting, "One of the first things I've learned in the superhero game. 'Gun' equals 'bad guy'."
8th Jun '17 9:51:52 PM nombretomado
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* Jay (Popinjay) Ackroyd of ''{{Wildcards}}'' hates guns. Of course when you can teleport people anywhere just by pointing at them that's not really an issue.

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* Jay (Popinjay) Ackroyd of ''{{Wildcards}}'' ''Literature/{{Wildcards}}'' hates guns. Of course when you can teleport people anywhere just by pointing at them that's not really an issue.
5th Jun '17 8:58:37 AM Swankiliciousness
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* Toucan Dan in ''WebVideo/MonsterFactory'' is very much against gun violence, despite being equally brutal with other weapons. In fact, his anti-gun campaign causes every gun owner in the world to tie their guns to big balloons and send them floating away
31st May '17 8:03:35 PM nombretomado
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* In the CarlHiaasen novel ''Stormy Weather'', Ira Jackson, a mafia thug, doesn't carry guns, partly because it's a condition of his parole, but mostly he feels anyone who carries a gun gets shot with one sooner or later. Besides, he prefers the more personal touch of [[UpToEleven crucifying his victims]].
* ''TheWheelOfTime'' plays with this trope when it comes to the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Aiel]]; for a start, it gets transposed into a mediaeval fantasy setting, so it's swords they object to, not guns (which naturally don't exist). It's also played with insofar as they don't really know why they're not allowed to use swords any more, it's just their tradition. [[spoiler: As their Chiefs find out during the Trials of Rhuidean, it's actually because they used to be dedicated to peace and forbidden to use any of weapons or violence at all; however, during [[ApocalypseHow the Breaking of the World]], some of them realized they couldn't survive that way in such a world, but in an effort to retain some of the spirit of their old vows, restricted themselves only to weapons that could be used for purposes other than killing - hence spears can be used as a sort of fork, bows can be used for hunting, etc., but swords, which have no use other than killing, are no go. Needless to say, a lot of Aiel GoMadFromTheRevelation when they find out the truth about their origins.]]

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* In the CarlHiaasen Creator/CarlHiaasen novel ''Stormy Weather'', Ira Jackson, a mafia thug, doesn't carry guns, partly because it's a condition of his parole, but mostly he feels anyone who carries a gun gets shot with one sooner or later. Besides, he prefers the more personal touch of [[UpToEleven crucifying his victims]].
* ''TheWheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' plays with this trope when it comes to the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Aiel]]; for a start, it gets transposed into a mediaeval fantasy setting, so it's swords they object to, not guns (which naturally don't exist). It's also played with insofar as they don't really know why they're not allowed to use swords any more, it's just their tradition. [[spoiler: As their Chiefs find out during the Trials of Rhuidean, it's actually because they used to be dedicated to peace and forbidden to use any of weapons or violence at all; however, during [[ApocalypseHow the Breaking of the World]], some of them realized they couldn't survive that way in such a world, but in an effort to retain some of the spirit of their old vows, restricted themselves only to weapons that could be used for purposes other than killing - hence spears can be used as a sort of fork, bows can be used for hunting, etc., but swords, which have no use other than killing, are no go. Needless to say, a lot of Aiel GoMadFromTheRevelation when they find out the truth about their origins.]]
29th May '17 4:30:27 AM NB2000
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* Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, based on her husband's father committing suicide with one. This trait makes it into her roles in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Ringer}}'' (the good Bridgett has a problem with them, the evil Sibohen doesn't).

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* Creator/SarahMichelleGellar, based on her husband's father committing suicide with one. This trait makes it into her roles in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' and ''Series/{{Ringer}}'' (the good Bridgett Bridget has a problem with them, the evil Sibohen Siobhan doesn't).
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