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Alice in Wonderland Shoots Herself in the Face in New Anti-Gun Ad

Alice in Wonderland Shoots Herself in the Face in New Anti-Gun Ad

What The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence missed about the NRA Fairy Tales

Last month, we interviewed children’s authoress, Amelia Hamilton. Her reimagined renditions of well-loved fairy tales, published by the National Rifle Association, have raised more than a few eyebrows.

In Hamilton’s versions, the characters, like Red Riding Hood, are armed. The result? Granny doesn’t get eaten, and everyone lives happily ever after.

With outlets like the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Daily Show picking up her stories, Hamilton received more than her fair share of hate. All too obvious is that the haters never read the fairy tales in their newly armed glory before responding to them.

Hamilton told Legal Insurrection in March:

The negative reactions have mostly been knee-jerk reactions and made it abundantly clear that these esteemed critics didn’t bother to read the stories before judging them. It’s easy to tell, because the anger is directed towards things that never happened, such as the wolf or the witch getting shot (spoiler alert: neither does) or because they’re too violent for kids (when these stories remove all of the violence from incredibly violent source material).

Facts and things become unimportant when there’s a For The Children™ agenda involved. Apparently.

Last week, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence released a disgusting “PSA” addressing Hamilton’s stories. In The Brady Campaign’s version of Alice in Wonderland, Alice shoots herself in the face with a pistol.

“Over one-third of all American households have a gun,” says the ad as Alice shoots herself. “Ask your neighbor: Is there a gun where they play? Asking saves kids.”

“The Brady Campaign’s student group Generation Lockdown is raising awareness about the danger of guns in the home in response to the #NRAFairyTales efforts to market guns to children by arming classic fairy tale characters. This video is, sadly, much closer to the truth,” they claim.

Market guns to children? Hamilton’s renditions illustrate how being armed, knowledgeable, and capable of protecting one’s self and others deters violence.

“I wish we lived in a world where people would actually, you know, read the stories before deciding what’s in them, but people see the anything about a gun and react without becoming informed. Stories like mine should help people to see that guns are not scary monsters, but the “haters” have already made up their minds based on misinformation,” said Hamilton.

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The one thing missing from this ridiculous nonsense is representatives of the Brady Campaign dancing in the blood of the dead child.

It is these ‘Brady Campaign’ fools and their ilk that create the conditions where kids accidentally kill themselves with guns.

    Yep. If you were to listen seriously to PSAs, there are a few ways for the “A child finds a gun” scenario to play out:

    1. The child should play with it, causing the death of him/her self — as per “Alice” — or someone else, as in the similar — and equally sickening — “Peter Pan” video shows. (per the Brady Campaign)
    2. The child should take it to school and turn it in to his/her teacher, breaking God-knows-how-many laws in the process. What could possibly go wrong? (per the Brady Campaign again, who have since marked the video as private. Hmmm….)
    3. A child should be taught that if he/she finds a gun, he/she should: STOP! Don’t touch it. Leave the area. Tell an adult. (per the NRA)

    But it’s the NRA that is evil and creates the conditions for kids to die. Sure.

In the early days of electrification of homes, many feared that the electricity would jump out of the wall sockets and electrocute them. Sigmund Freud was on to something when he noted a fear of firearms is a sign of sexual hangups. The NRA teaches respect for firearms while the Brady bunch has only fear and loathing to offer. Maybe we should ask how many Brady Bunch members sleep with a light on in the bedroom to scare away monsters under the bed? Better yet… do they have locks on the kitchen chemicals, bathtubs, frying pans with handles over edge of stove, swimming pools or Jacuzzi, bicycles… any of the things that result in more child deaths in age groups than firearms.

I don’t need to ask my neighbors if they have a gun.
I am not worried that my kids could grab somebody’s gun and get hurt accidentally. It is MY responsibility to teach them gun safety.
In any case, I would ask my neighbor if they responsibly teach their children too, to decide if they’re allowed in MY house or not.

It is my responsibility, just like it was may father’s responsibility to teach me as I was growing up.
My brothers and I learned about gun safety looooooong before starting school. There were usually two or three guns in our house. They were for hunting: two shotguns (gauge 12 and 16) and a .22 rifle. They were never locked and we all knew where they were, but we’d never even touch them without our dad’s supervision.
We learned to dis-assemble, clean, maintain and re-assemble the shotguns, and it was something that we enjoyed a lot. It was sort of an honor to be the one doing the cleaning after a hunt. We also learned to refill the shotgun shells for re-use and were pretty good at it. Of course, we learned to shoot too.

There was never, ever, ever, any accidents.

But ignorant douches will never understand, I suppose.

    alaskabob in reply to Exiliado. | April 13, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    In Alaska, we do not want to know if there is a gun in the house we visit, but what type… what accessories…. what loads used… what was killed with it. Many women up here fishing pack serious heat that makes a lot of guys blanch. 500 S&W is girl’s best friend at the river.

    Actual question at medical CME meet and greet local docs in Fairbanks circa 1990..”Do you see many gunshot wounds?” Answer…”We have bear guns up here…not too many people wind up “wounded””. That as after the docs were asked if they saw many arrow and harpoon injuries….

    Ottis in reply to Exiliado. | April 13, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    ” It is MY responsibility to teach them gun safety.”

    Exactly. We had folks over for Christmas that had never been to our house. They had a six year old daughter. After a few minutes she asked if she could “explore” the house. I quietly told the father I had guns in many rooms and we should go with her. He replied she knows all about guns and to never touch them unless an adult was with her to instruct her in their handling.

    They did it right.

I noticed that the Brady campaign disable all comments at YouTube. Cowards. I think they’re all just a bunch of sicko deviants who can’t cut it in the real world.
We really need to start cullin’ the herd.

Unfortunately, I have known way too many of irresponsible gun owners, although I am pro 2nd amendment. My brother’s friend shot his finger off playing with a gun. The son of my wife’s boss killed his best friend when he tripped and discharged a shotgun into the kids stomach. And, alcohol and guns NEVER mix well.

Do any homes have gas ranges? Gas? In the house, where any child could play with the controls. Leave the burner valve open, yet unlit?

But of course every parent is capable of teaching their child not to touch the range. So, as if by magic, they dont play with fire. Fire is one of the most attractive of nuances, and parents every single day succeed at teaching their kids not to play with the gas range.

2nd Ammendment Mother | April 13, 2016 at 2:57 pm

I teach youth shooting sports. Our 8 year olds are learning to competently and safely handle, store and use firearms. Most of the time they are safer than the adults I know and are more likely to strictly follow safety rules. This year my team of 8 to 18 years old girls and boys will put tens of thousands of rounds of 12 and 20 gauge, .22lr, 9mm, 40 and 45, 223’s, air pellets, powder, patch and balls with gasp….. measured blackpowder and a mountain of arrows down range. They will compete in regional and statewide matches as well as fun matches that raise money for charity…..

This makes my 20th year involved in the program, 1st as a parent of 4 competitive shooters and hunters and now as a volunteer and coach. But I’m quite sure the Brady Campaign knows more than I do about kids and firearms than I do.

assemblerhead | April 13, 2016 at 3:18 pm

When I was growing up, Dad kept 3 shotguns in the house that I know of. Me and my sister never played with or touched them unless given explicit permission. No, no gun safe or trigger locks needed.

Why? Dad was an old school disciplinarian. We were smart enough to know what was going to happen when we disobeyed.

Firearms are not toys. They are tools that you don’t use unless you have a real reason to.

Dad would not let me handle the shotguns until I can back from a stint in the Army.

First, they disarmed the babies.

    n.n in reply to n.n. | April 13, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Not figuratively, but literally disarmed. Also tortured, decapitated, disemboweled, poisoned, harvested, and trafficked. People don’t want to hear about the seamy underbelly of liberal societies.

    The issue is responsibility. This is why the anti-defense factions, which are notoriously pro-choice cultists, don’t get it.

I see what you did with that “For The Children” trademark.

Lots of charts regarding 2014 courtesy of the CDC:
http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/leadingcauses.html

This chart leads me to believe the motor vehicles, pools and cigarette lighters/matches are more hazardous to the age 5-9 group:
http://www.cdc.gov/injury/images/lc-charts/leading_causes_of_injury_deaths_unintentional_injury_2014_1040w740h.gif

This chart of violence-related injury deaths confirms that observation:
http://www.cdc.gov/injury/images/lc-charts/leading_causes_of_injury_deaths_violence_2014_1040w760h.gif

“The Brady Campaign’s student group Generation Lockdown”
The Brady Bunch are keeping their children in prison cells?

Drake_Burrwood | April 14, 2016 at 8:15 am

The biggest difference between fairytales is the Bloomberg kids never met Eddie Eagle.

Simple solution: be a GROWN UP and an ADULT as a parent to your children. Teach them to respect what you do and say, and be a parent, not their friend. And never EVER trust the mass media (films, hip-hop gang culture, etc) to teach gun handling to anyone, especially children. Eddie Eagle is awesome, easy to teach, easy to understand.

The Brady people are quite right: 1/3 of households have guns. That’s many more than the number of households that have pools. And yet how often does something like this happen? Last I checked the answer was less than 100 times a year, which is orders of magnitude less than the number of pool accidents. Fewer children die from they or their friends playing with guns than do from drowning in a bucket of water.

But I do have a problem with Amelia Hamilton’s stories: they’re too sanitized. Red Riding Hood’s wolf is supposed to be killed; the Three Little Pigs’ big Bad Wolf is supposed to fall into the pot and be cooked alive. It’s nice that guns saved Grandmother from being eaten, and saved the pigs from having to run for sturdier shelter, but at the end of the day Grimm justice was not done, or at least was only done off stage. Why? Do we want our children to coddled and protected from the reality that bad people who attack others need to be killed before they kill again?

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