Mickey Mouse, His Friends, and Their Guns

I was recently chatting with a gun friend of mine who grew up in Germany, and has lived in the U.S. for many years now. He was telling me about all these Disney comic books he had growing up which were translated into German, and a number of the stories in these books show Mickey and Friends using guns in different scenarios.

Luckily, he still has all these comics and so I filmed him translating a bunch of these stories for TFB readers. Here are a few pictures, and then a video at the end of this article.

Have you seen Disney characters with guns? If so, any favorites?

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Mickey robs a bank during a moral and ethical dilemma.

Bad news bears here with Goofy almost turning Mickey into Swiss cheese.

Bad news bears here with Goofy almost turning Mickey into Swiss cheese.

Donald Duck exercising poor gun safety. And no, he doesn't want to kill himself, watch the video to learn the full story.

Donald Duck exercising poor gun safety. And no, he doesn’t want to kill himself, watch the video to learn the full story.

Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

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  • gunslinger

    btw, what happened to the double barrel fal article?

  • pshinn

    I am sure that Disney would like these to go away as much as the movie “Song of the South”…zipity doo dah zipity aye my oh my what a wonderful day!

    BTW I found a copy of the movie and had my kids watch it before going to Orlando to see the big rat. That found it dated but good they were 8 and 9 at the time!

    • iksnilol

      Not really. Here in Scandinavia the Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse comics are really popular. And even in recent times the stories that require guns still have them.

      Will not comment “Song of the South” since I haven’t seen it.

  • Henrik Thomassen

    My favorite gun is the one Mickey uses in the tropics one time, it’s a rifle disguised as a crutch, if only I could find that story again. If I recall correctly, they even show it’s ejection port.

  • andrey kireev

    It would appear that none of the Disney characters in question have proper trigger discipline… just saying

  • Don Ward

    My favorite cartoon usage of a firearm is by Speedy Gonzalez’ cousin, Slow Poke Rodriguez.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      You get your Warner Brothers out of this Disney article right now you piece of trash!!


      • iksnilol

        I second what JumpIfNotZero said. Don’t dare to compare that to the greatness that was Carl Barks and that is Don Rosa.

  • Several Uncle Scrooge stories – particularly the Western-themed ones and the ones about Scrooge’s frontier life – have interesting, and at times, very realistic depictions of firearms.

    Carl Barks certainly knew how to draw an SAA and remembered that when you carry two, you have 12 shots and no more indeed!

    • iksnilol

      Don’t forget the blunderbuss with rock salt that Scrooge favors in later times.

      Also, have you read “The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck”? It has a lot of realistic depictions of firearms. Carl Barks and Don Rosa never disappoint in regards to telling and illustrating a good stoy.

      • I have! Thanks for reminding me of the name, that was one of the works I was referring to but I just couldn’t put my finger on how it was called.

  • MrApple

    This cartoon just shows that a firearm IS the great equalizer.

  • Doom

    The Video was very interesting. I would love to have comics like that. I think it could really help me learn German. After saying that, does anyone know of any good German language kids books? (with pictures for context, basically comics lol)

  • I just saw a Mickey cartoon in the newspaper where Mickey and Goofy go hunting with shot guns and after not getting anything, they decide to take in a movie instead and they bring their guns with them into the theater.