Moms Demand Action make a poignant and powerful point in their new ad.
The stunning image is of two girls sitting in a school library. One is holding a massive gun white the other is holding a copy of Little Red Riding Hood. The copy reads, “One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one.” And no, they’re not talking about the semi-automatic, they’re talking about the fairy tale.
The Charles Perrault version of Little Red Riding Hood, the one that was banned by two California school districts, was controversial not because both the grandma and the little girl are eaten by the wolf by the end of the story, but because – as the Christian Science Monitor notes, “one of the refreshments for her grandmother that Little Red Riding Hood carried in her basket was wine.” Yes, parents evidently had an issue with the depiction of the alcoholic beverage and were less concerned that the wolf ate Little Red Riding Hood.
But the main point of this is that the book is just a story, and a classic one at that. The gun, it can kill. Check out a larger version of the ad below. What do you think?
Photo Source: Moms Demand Action via Seattle PI