NRA Poses Interesting Take on Fairy Tales
Week in and week out we hear about the gun-control debate, and the many sides that comprise it. A mainstay in this discussion is the NRA, National Rifle Association, which will do anything to prevent the right to own and bear arms from being infringed upon. Now, in an effort to raise some positive PR, the NRA took to its family website to put an interesting spin on classic children’s stories.
Little Red Riding Hood…and a Shotgun
For many, the simple fact that the NRA has a family website may be confusing. While this is so, what might strike you as being even more confusing is why they have attempted to inject guns into children’s stories we all know well. For instance, the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood bears sees grandma take out the Big Bad Wolf with a pump-action shotgun.
For the NRA, putting these spins on these stories is nothing more than a way to introduce younger children to the benefits of gun ownership, and teach them gun safety from a young age. At first glance, this seems like a fairly decent thing to do seeing as how many cases we see each year of firearms falling into the hands of ill-fated, ill-advised children. For those in favor of stricter gun control, however, these fairy tales are more like nightmares.
There are going to be new installments published over the course of the coming months, and I for one am very interested to see how the NRA spins other stories, like Hansel and Gretel, and maybe even Goldilocks. The landscape of gun control in the US has never failed to be interesting, and this story perfectly exemplifies that. As we move forward, it will be interesting to see what else the NRA does to stir up positive images of guns in the wake of a historic number of cases of gun violence.