History Main / DoesntLikeGuns

27th Mar '17 3:11:47 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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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, Europe also has a long history of feudal governing that also depended on peasants not causing trouble for the nobility.

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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, Europe also has a long history of feudal governing that also depended on peasants not causing trouble for the nobility.
27th Mar '17 3:10:19 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* In ''Literature/{{Babar}}'', none of the animals like or use guns (for obvious reasons), including the rhinos.

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* In ''Literature/{{Babar}}'', none of the animals like or use guns (for for obvious reasons), reasons (they're all hunted species, to say nothing of how they don't have fingers to operate them), including the rhinos.



** 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.

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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, Europe also has a long history of feudal governing that also depended on peasants not causing trouble for the nobility.
25th Mar '17 11:00:26 AM StarSword
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* In ''TheDestroyer'' books, assassins Remo Williams, and Chiun don't like guns. They consider them toys for amateurs. Compared to them, they are right.

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* In ''TheDestroyer'' ''Literature/TheDestroyer'' books, assassins Remo Williams, and Chiun don't like guns. They consider them toys for amateurs. Compared to them, they are right.



* DefiedTrope in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', when Kincaid congratulates Harry for his unusual foresight in carrying a gun. In fact, this [[CombatPragmatist pragmatism]] is one of Dresden's advantages over his supernatural enemies, who will show ([[PersonOfMassDestruction entirely warranted]]) caution where his magic is concerned, but neglect to protect themselves from things like bullets.

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* DefiedTrope in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', when Kincaid congratulates Harry for his unusual foresight in carrying a gun.gun (he prefers large-caliber revolvers, since [[WalkingTechbane his magic]] makes semiautomatics [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns prone to jamming]]). In fact, this [[CombatPragmatist pragmatism]] is one of Dresden's advantages over his supernatural enemies, who will show ([[PersonOfMassDestruction entirely warranted]]) caution where his magic is concerned, but neglect to protect themselves from things like bullets.



* The ''Literature/CoruscantNights'' trilogy from ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' features a supporting character who was a member of the Grey Paladins, a Jedi sect that favored blasters to lightsabers. The mainstream (lightsaber-wielding) Jedi Order considered them quasi-heretical.



* Series/MacGyver doesn't like guns; the episode "Blood Brothers" explained that this was due to a childhood incident where [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace he accidentally shot one of his friends]]. He has no problems with using them as impromptu tools, however (such as when he took a revolver, removed the bullet cylinder part and used the frame as a improvised wrench to close a needed valve), or as some sort of Rube Goldbergian "something to make a loud noise to distract the bad guys" device. However, at time his aversion bordered on the ridiculous: Once, to open a door that was locked, Mac dismantled a bullet, filled the keyhole with the gunpowder, inserted the blasting cap, then hit the cap with the butt of the gun, igniting the gunpowder and blowing up the lock. A solution that (as demonstrated on Mythbusters) was not only impractical but pointless, as that particular kind of lock was the kind that easily broke open when shot.

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* Series/MacGyver ''Series/MacGyver'':
** This trope was subject to some EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: the pilot episode's ActionPrologue has Mac using a stolen assault rifle to lay down cover fire while rescuing a captured US airman. However, Mac generally
doesn't like guns; the episode "Blood Brothers" explained that this was due to a childhood incident where [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace he accidentally shot one of his friends]]. He has no problems with using them as impromptu tools, however (such as when he took a revolver, removed the bullet cylinder part and used the frame as a improvised wrench to close a needed valve), or as some sort of Rube Goldbergian "something to make a loud noise to distract the bad guys" device. However, at time device.
** At times
his aversion bordered on the ridiculous: Once, to open a door that was locked, Mac dismantled a bullet, filled the keyhole with the gunpowder, inserted the blasting cap, then hit the cap with the butt of the gun, igniting the gunpowder and blowing up the lock. A solution that (as demonstrated on Mythbusters) was not only impractical but pointless, as that particular kind of lock was the kind that easily broke open when shot.
22nd Mar '17 9:53:26 PM QuinineGlow
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* [[WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego Carmen Sandiego]] prides herself on using stealth, cunning and high-tech gadgetry to accomplish her criminal activities and considers the use of any brute force, especially firearms, to be unsporting. Add to that the fact that she actively strives to avoid any collateral damage to anyone in her operations, including the ACME Junior Detectives sent to apprehend her.

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* [[WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego Carmen Sandiego]] prides herself on using stealth, cunning and high-tech gadgetry to accomplish her criminal activities and considers the use of any brute force, especially firearms, to be unsporting. Add to that the fact that she actively strives to avoid any collateral damage to anyone in her operations, including the [[WorthyOpponent ACME Junior Detectives Detectives]] sent to apprehend her.
22nd Mar '17 9:49:25 PM QuinineGlow
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* [[WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego Carmen Sandiego]] prides herself on using stealth, cunning and high-tech gadgetry to accomplish her criminal activities and considers the use of any brute force, especially firearms, to be unsporting. Add to that the fact that she actively strives to avoid any collateral damage in her operations, including the ACME Junior Detectives sent to apprehend her.

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* [[WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego Carmen Sandiego]] prides herself on using stealth, cunning and high-tech gadgetry to accomplish her criminal activities and considers the use of any brute force, especially firearms, to be unsporting. Add to that the fact that she actively strives to avoid any collateral damage to anyone in her operations, including the ACME Junior Detectives sent to apprehend her.
22nd Mar '17 9:48:34 PM QuinineGlow
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* [[WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego Carmen Sandiego]] prides herself on using stealth, cunning and high-tech gadgetry to accomplish her criminal activities and considers the use of any brute force, especially firearms, to be unsporting. Add to that the fact that she actively strives to avoid any collateral damage in her operations, including the ACME Junior Detectives sent to apprehend her.
5th Mar '17 3:34:29 PM MBI
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* In ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Oliver specifically explains why Team Arrow doesn't use guns, saying that a bow and arrow is more deliberate and less careless, forcing you to choose carefully before dispensing potentially lethal force.
3rd Mar '17 2:55:45 AM jkp1187
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If this is used in an anvilicious manner, the trope may veer into [[lawful stupid]] when the protagonist foregoes the use of guns, and misses opportunities to stop evil.

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If this is used in an anvilicious {{anvilicious}} manner, the trope may veer into [[lawful stupid]] {{lawful stupid}} when the protagonist foregoes the use of guns, and misses opportunities to stop evil.
3rd Mar '17 2:53:57 AM jkp1187
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If this is used in an [[anvilicious]] manner, the trope may veer into [[lawful stupid]] when the protagonist foregoes the use of guns, and misses opportunities to stop evil.

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If this is used in an [[anvilicious]] anvilicious manner, the trope may veer into [[lawful stupid]] when the protagonist foregoes the use of guns, and misses opportunities to stop evil.
3rd Mar '17 2:53:16 AM jkp1187
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If this is used in an [[anvilicious]] manner, the trope may veer into [[lawful stupid]] when the protagonist foregoes the use of guns, and misses opportunities to stop evil.
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