little-red-riding-hood

If you’ve ever read the original versions of many of the fairy tales common in western literature, you’re very well aware that they can be very, very… grim.

Murderous, even.

So children’s book author Amelia Hamilton partnered with NRA Family and is setting out to re-imagine some of them:

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? The author of this piece, Amelia Hamilton has—and NRA Family is proud to announce that we’ve partnered with the author to present her twist on those classic tales.

The first installment, a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, was a lot less violent that the original tale with no one being murdered, drowned, or cannibalized… but that bloodless outcome has apparently upset the delicate sensibilities of Media Matters and their audience because Ms. Hamilton had both Red Riding Hood and her grandmother use firearms to self-rescue themselves and capture the wolf.

This was apparently a bridge too far for MMFA readers, because, gunz

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Media Matters readers apparently prefer some of the original versions, where Red Riding Hood and/or her grandmother end up being brutally slaughtered, than have them self-rescue with firearms.

I left my own comment for the frothing masses.

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We’ll see how long it lasts.