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17th Jun '18 12:07:29 AM GREGOLE
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* In the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', Magneto's younger self uses guns when he needs to, while the older Magneto sneers at them. This is partly because of his background as a holocaust survivor, and partly because humans rely on guns to fight, and he sees it as a sign of their inferiority. Of course, that's a bit hypocritical when he has the power of magnetism, and those who don't possess such an advantage have to defend themselves somehow.

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* In the ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', Magneto's younger self uses guns when he needs to, while the older Magneto sneers at them. This is partly because of his background as a holocaust survivor, and partly because humans rely on guns to fight, and he sees it as a sign of their inferiority. Of course, that's a bit hypocritical when he has the power of magnetism, and those who don't possess such an advantage have to defend themselves somehow.
7th Jun '18 7:02:18 AM GreatKeith
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* J-Roc and Tyrone of ''Series/TrailerParkBoys'' are all about the rapper life ''except'' guns. Whenever they come into play they'll leave the scene. Bubbles also is dead set against guns but has used them on occasion. He's a decent guy so he purposely aims to miss, as he doesn't want to hurt anyone, no matter how bad they are.
6th Jun '18 7:58:09 AM AmuckCricetine
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* Edward G. Robinson also hated guns. That was a problem early in his career, since he was often typecast as a gangster. During production of ''Film/LittleCaesar'', Robinson's eyelids had to be taped open so he wouldn't flinch when he fired his weapon.

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* Edward G. Robinson Creator/EdwardGRobinson also hated guns. That was a problem early in his career, since he was often typecast as a gangster. During production of ''Film/LittleCaesar'', Robinson's eyelids had to be taped open so he wouldn't flinch when he fired his weapon.
18th May '18 2:11:26 PM Pichu-kun
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* Zugzagged with [[EvilAlbino Tombstone]], another Spider-Man villain. While he has used a gun from time to time, he much prefers to kill his victims, who are usually much weaker than he is, with his bare hands, most often by strangulation.
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' notice on several occasions in the comics that they hate guns. At one point where they use some as a part of disguise Leonardo points out that he do not want any shooting and another of the turtles have already unloaded his gun. And in the [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures Archie comic]] they think that lasers may be cool but also boring and too effective.

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* Zugzagged Zigzagged with [[EvilAlbino Tombstone]], another Spider-Man villain. While he has used a gun from time to time, he much prefers to kill his victims, who are usually much weaker than he is, with his bare hands, most often by strangulation.
* ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' ''ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesMirage'':
** The turtles
notice on several occasions in the comics that they hate guns. At one point where they use some as a part of disguise Leonardo points out that he do not want any shooting and another of the turtles have already unloaded his gun. And in the [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures Archie comic]] they think that lasers may be cool but also boring and too effective.



* Most Mobians, especially those under King Acorn, are seen with a dislike of guns in ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'', mostly due to a royal decree after one king's son was shot in an accident. This was a major sticking point with the Echidnas, as the Brotherhood of Guardians refused to help against the returned Dr. Robotnik ''because'' the Mobians refused to take up weapons of that sort.

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* Most Mobians, especially those under King Acorn, are seen with a dislike of guns in ''ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog'', ''ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog'', mostly due to a royal decree after one king's son was shot in an accident. This was a major sticking point with the Echidnas, as the Brotherhood of Guardians refused to help against the returned Dr. Robotnik ''because'' the Mobians refused to take up weapons of that sort.
18th May '18 2:07:44 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
** In the manga, Ed says that he doesn't like guns and freaks out when he has to use one; this is consistent with his refusal to kill anyone throughout the series.

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'':
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** In the manga, [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist manga]], Ed says that he doesn't like guns and freaks out when he has to use one; this is consistent with his refusal to kill anyone throughout the series.



* ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' notice on several occasions in the comics that they hate guns. At one point where they use some as a part of disguise Leonardo points out that he do not want any shooting and another of the turtles have already unloaded his gun. And in the [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures Archie comic]] they think that lasers may be cool but also boring and too effective.

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* ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' notice on several occasions in the comics that they hate guns. At one point where they use some as a part of disguise Leonardo points out that he do not want any shooting and another of the turtles have already unloaded his gun. And in the [[ComicBook/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesAdventures Archie comic]] they think that lasers may be cool but also boring and too effective.


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* As Maria laments in ''Fanfic/EchoesOfEternity'', Gerald Robotnik hated guns after the suicide of his son and hated them even moreso after Maria was murdered:
-->''He had never even let her touch a gun. He hated them, despised them. They ended lives. They hurt people. They had stolen his son and his granddaughter away. And after all the injustices those terrible objects had inflicted on him, her grandfather had been mowed down by the very weapon that had taken everything.''
13th May '18 8:40:42 PM patriciovalencia117
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* Britain in general seems to dislike guns - for instance, it has one of the strictest regimes of gun control in the world, with handguns being illegal for private citizens (the British Olympic Pistol Shooting team has to train abroad, and there was some controversy over the lifting of normal rules for the 2012 London Olympics) and shotguns and rifles are regulated to almost the same degree. Similarly, it is a point of great pride for many British people that Britain is the only industrial country of its size which does not regularly arm its police force (though it does have SO19, the Firearms Squad, the British equivalent of SWAT, for such occasions when they are needed), and, even when members of the police are killed by armed crooks (something which is noticeably rare) both police and public are overwhelmingly against equipping bobbies on the beat with guns. Even criminals seem to prefer knives. An exception is the bobbies in Northern Ireland, who are always armed [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles for obvious reasons]].

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* Britain in general seems to dislike guns - for instance, it has one of the strictest regimes of gun control in the world, with handguns being illegal for private citizens (the British Olympic Pistol Shooting team has to train abroad, and there was some controversy over the lifting of normal rules for the 2012 London Olympics) and shotguns and rifles are regulated to almost the same degree. Similarly, it is a point of great pride for many British people that Britain is the only industrial country of its size which does not regularly arm its police force (though it does have SO19, [=SO19=], the Firearms Squad, the British equivalent of SWAT, for such occasions when they are needed), and, even when members of the police are killed by armed crooks (something which is noticeably rare) both police and public are overwhelmingly against equipping bobbies on the beat with guns. Even criminals seem to prefer knives. An exception is the bobbies in Northern Ireland, who are always armed [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles for obvious reasons]].
7th May '18 9:26:29 AM Generality
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** Eleven also grabbed a gun and seemed briefly willing to kill Kahler-Jex in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E3ATownCalledMercy "A Town Called Mercy"]], admitting that many of the times he's shown mercy to his enemies have only allowed them to cause even more havok. Amy is able to talk him down, however, and the gun is never fired.

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** *** Eleven also grabbed a gun and seemed briefly willing to kill Kahler-Jex in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E3ATownCalledMercy "A Town Called Mercy"]], admitting that many of the times he's shown mercy to his enemies have only allowed them to cause even more havok. Amy is able to talk him down, however, and the gun is never fired.fired.
*** Eleven also admits that he "shouldn't" like River's blatant use of guns as primary tools, but does.
6th May '18 5:48:48 AM snauw
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* Characters in ''VideoGame/{{Rimworld}}'' can spawn with the "Brawler" trait, which makes them [[KnifeNut exceedingly proficient at melee combat.]] However, this also causes them to dislike guns and other ranged weapons to the point where merely carrying one on their person gives them increasing negative thoughts.
3rd May '18 7:10:25 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* Britain in general seems to dislike guns - for instance, it has one of the strictest regimes of gun control in the world, with handguns being illegal for private citizens and shotguns and rifles regulated to almost the same degree. Similarly, it is a point of great pride for many British people that Britain is the only industrial country of its size which does not regularly arm its police force, and, even when members of the police are killed by armed crooks (something which is noticeably rare) both police and public are overwhelmingly against equipping bobbies on the beat with guns. Even criminals seem to prefer knives. An exception is the bobbies in Northern Ireland, who are always armed [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles for obvious reasons]]/

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* Britain in general seems to dislike guns - for instance, it has one of the strictest regimes of gun control in the world, with handguns being illegal for private citizens (the British Olympic Pistol Shooting team has to train abroad, and there was some controversy over the lifting of normal rules for the 2012 London Olympics) and shotguns and rifles are regulated to almost the same degree. Similarly, it is a point of great pride for many British people that Britain is the only industrial country of its size which does not regularly arm its police force, force (though it does have SO19, the Firearms Squad, the British equivalent of SWAT, for such occasions when they are needed), and, even when members of the police are killed by armed crooks (something which is noticeably rare) both police and public are overwhelmingly against equipping bobbies on the beat with guns. Even criminals seem to prefer knives. An exception is the bobbies in Northern Ireland, who are always armed [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles for obvious reasons]]/reasons]].



** Japanese aversion to firearms goes back several centuries, owing largely to the laws and cultural norms established and enforced during the Tokugawa Shogunate. (Roughly 1600-1860) that not only severely restricted possession of firearms, but also culturally denigrated guns as dishonorable weapons unworthy of the Samurai. The real reason probably had more to do with managing potential threats against the state and the social order, though, as the introduction of the musketry revolutionized Japanese warfare in the Senkoku period, by allowing mere peasants to cut down noble warriors. Not coincidentally, Western Europe also has a long history of feudal governing that depended on peasants not causing trouble for the nobility, which explains a lot when it comes to [[ValuesDissonance the different, ingrained cultural attitudes toward guns]].
* Zigzagged in Germany; guns are not terribly popular but also usually not frowned upon to own, though to get one legally, requirements include owning a fairly expensive gun safe and, for some types, being in a hunter guild or sports club. Particular brands and models are banned however, as are very powerful types like some assault rifles and machine guns. Teaching gun responsibility and -safety from an early age is seen as highly important, which may be why Germany has fairly low gun-crime despite moderate availability. There is also a gun tradition in mostly rural areas and so called "Schützenfest" (roughly "marksmen's festival"), where people wear traditional dress and enjoy shooting for sports and/or competition.

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** Japanese aversion to firearms goes back several centuries, owing largely to the laws and cultural norms established and enforced during the Tokugawa Shogunate. (Roughly 1600-1860) that not only severely restricted possession of firearms, but also culturally denigrated guns as dishonorable weapons unworthy of the Samurai. The real reason probably had more to do with managing potential threats against the state and the social order, though, as the introduction of the musketry revolutionized Japanese warfare in the Senkoku period, by allowing mere peasants to cut down noble warriors. Not coincidentally, Western Europe also has had a long history of feudal governing that depended on peasants not causing trouble for the nobility, which explains went noticeably into decline as firearms became a lot commonly used weapon throughout Europe, particularly leading into the Englightenment. This might explain a few things when it comes to [[ValuesDissonance the different, ingrained cultural attitudes toward guns]].
* Zigzagged in Germany; guns are not terribly popular but also usually not frowned upon to own, though to get one legally, requirements include owning a fairly expensive gun safe and, for some types, being in a hunter guild or sports club. Particular brands and models are banned however, as are very powerful types like some assault rifles and machine guns. Teaching gun responsibility and -safety safety from an early age is seen as highly important, which may be why Germany has fairly low gun-crime despite moderate availability. There is also a gun tradition in mostly rural areas and so called "Schützenfest" (roughly "marksmen's festival"), where people wear traditional dress and enjoy shooting for sports and/or competition.
27th Apr '18 11:14:32 PM darkemyst
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** Robin, likewise, gives this same explanation after a special ops member mentions while he beat her in a sparring match, she'd have an edge on the firing range. He also adds that part of the reason they don't use guns is, unlike police, they can't appear in court to defend the use of lethal force, so they don't use tools (like guns) that would result in deaths. After Dick became a Bludhaven police officer, Bruce made it clear that he didn't like him wearing his service revolver around the cave.

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** Robin, [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin III (Tim Drake)]], likewise, gives this same explanation after a special ops member mentions while he beat her in a sparring match, she'd have an edge on the firing range. He also adds that part of the reason they don't use guns is, unlike police, they can't appear in court to defend the use of lethal force, so they don't use tools (like guns) that would result in deaths. After Dick became a Bludhaven police officer, Bruce made it clear that he didn't like him wearing his service revolver around the cave.
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