"The stories are also for adults, and it's all about safety, and it's for parents to start those conversations," author Amelia Hamilton told CBS.
The first of the series, "Little Red Riding Hood (Has a Gun)," was published in January. The big twist is that just as the wolf is about to make Grandmother his snack, she points her shotgun at him. (He came across Red Riding Hood earlier, who also had a gun.)
"Hansel and Gretel (Have Guns)" puts the famed twosome out hunting when they find the old witch's house. Instead of becoming victims, the siblings free trapped children while training their guns on the witch.
No one gets shot in either of the stories — they are for kids, after all. But the retellings are definitely firing up gun control advocates.
The president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence told the press: "The NRA continues to stoop to new lows in the hopes of shoving guns into America's youngest hands. It must now advertise deadly weapons to kids by perverting childhood classics with no regard whatsoever for the real life carnage happening every day. To be frank, it's pathetic."
According to the The Washington Post, a "Three Little Pigs" rewrite is on its way. One thing's for sure: That wolf will need more than just some hot breath if he's facing three armed little piggies.
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