Brothers Grimm's Grim Fairytales
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On the NRA's website, a series of reimagined fairytales featuring Hansel, Gretel, and Little Red Riding Hood sporting rifles has been published. The pro-gun lobby in the United States is entertaining its younger members with its own take on classic fairytales, but with a twist: firearms.
Amelia Hamilton's latest Hansel and Gretel (Have Guns) is accompanied by a picture of the titular siblings lost in the forest, as is traditional, but instead of being terrified of the story's witch, they're given rifles.
Introducing the Red Riding Hood story – the first in a series to be published – the site’s editors write: “Most of us probably grew up having fairy tales read to us as we drifted off to sleep. But how many times have you thought back and realized just how, well, grim some of them are? Did any of them ever make your rest a little bit uneasy?
“Have you ever wondered what those same fairy tales might sound like if the hapless Red Riding Hoods, Hansels and Gretels had been taught about gun safety and how to use firearms?
Have you ever wondered, dear NRA, if these fairytale characters end up causing a massacre?
Alexa Wolford, Sajad Mojaddedi, Ani Barbakadze, Nidhi Khanna